On Project Runway, the remaining designers made dresses for dolls that move–children, I think they were called–using product placement as inspiration, while Tim Gunn was horrified by the life-like narratives that accompanied the dolls. But the real story was that, as usual, the other designers crapped all over Sandyha’s work, though for the first time, it was deserved criticism.
How mean everyone was to Sandhya this week
Her pillowcase was wet with tears, that’s how mean.
The only thing Sandhya wanted (“I just expect a little respect for who I am”) but knew she’d never get from jealous people with less talent (“Maybe I should stop expecting a little respect.”)
How much Sandhya’s work deserved criticism
More than ever before. Tim Gunn basically threw up his hands, admitting the judges often loved things he did not, but this was one time he was right. She wasn’t able to take what often appears like a disaster in progress and turn it into something amazing.
The weirdest reality TV connection of the week
The Shark Tank repeat that aired Friday (the episode that featured a pitch by Survivor cast member Edna) started with a pitch from Ruffle Butts, a clothing line for kids that easily could have included Sandhya’s dress.
Tim Gunn’s appropriate reaction to the detailed American Girl doll narratives about slavery, blind siblings, and more
“Oh my God, these stories!”
Korina’s most surprising revelation
On working with children, she said, “I’m not great at communicating with them.” Odd, considering she often comes across as a big baby.
Appearance of the fridge
Perhaps because there was so much other product integration this week, we only saw the fridge in the background–being used as a fridge! That’s so unnatural; usually people gather around fridges to discuss how amazing they are.
Zach Posen destroys a child’s self-image
“She looks like a circus flamingo.”