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Review of the Season 6 Premiere of Project Runway on Lifetime

How Do You Feel About the Project Runway Season 6 Premiere?

We've been busy all month determining the best contestant of Project Runway thus far with our awesome bracket, but last night we had a new batch of designers to follow. Between the all-star challenge and the actual premiere, I was a bit exhausted after three hours of gorgeous clothes and big egos. Overall though, I thought Lifetime did a great job of keeping the show we know and love intact. Here are my other thoughts on the big night:

  • Let's tackle the all-star challenge first: I know that most of the designers were back to promote themselves and their new work, but after a while the quick bios started to feel like full-on ads for clothing lines, books, bands, perfume, etc.
  • Of course, the banter and egos were hotter than ever. My personal favorite line goes to Santino: "Project Runway didn't make me; I made Project Runway." Santino Rice really is always in, after all.
  • "Tim Gunn's cold black heart" was kind of amazing.
  • Well, at least we got a couple of hours of pregnant Heidi before going back to the Season 6 time machine.
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  • So, who does a better Tim Gun impression: Santino, or our very own Molly?
  • Aw, I was so happy that Daniel won in the end! His cocktail dress was my favorite of all the looks on the runway, and I can't wait to see Nicole strutting down the red carpet in his design.
  • And on to the main event! I was pretty happy with the overall result of the premiere. The look and feel were the same, and even in LA, the show stayed true to the first five seasons. In fact, I probably wouldn't have been able to notice a difference without those Lifetime movie commercials.
  • The cast feels pretty eclectic this year, but is it just me or are there more PYTs and fewer hipsters than usual?
  • Oh man — the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards were almost a whole year ago. I wonder if they thought they were fooling people.
  • Ari annoyed me right from the start, so I was happy to see her go. On the other hand, I felt like Mitchell scored himself a free pass since that Victorian ombre thing was not working, and he didn't really make a dress.
  • It's always so hard to pick favorites at the beginning when there are so many contestants, but I really liked Christopher (though, crying already?), Louise, and Ra'mon.
  • I was proud of Lindsay Lohan for holding her own as a judge, but I kinda could envision in her Ari's futuristic getup. Also, the look on her face when Qristyl mentioned LL wearing her flashy dress down the red carpet was priceless.

So what did you think? Was it better than you expected? Worse? Who are you early favorites?


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billyart101 billyart101 7 years
I absolutely loved it, as always. So much fun! I've really missed Nina Garcia...or have I missed the way Heidi says "Nina Garcia" more?however i did NOT agree with Daniel winning that special all star challenge. His garments were horribly constructed and I totally felt like the competition was rigged so that he--this total fan favorite--could finally win. I'll go to the website and look more closely, but those clothes were a trashy mess. Santino, for goodness sake, did much better!
billyart101 billyart101 7 years
I absolutely loved it, as always. So much fun! I've really missed Nina Garcia...or have I missed the way Heidi says "Nina Garcia" more? however i did NOT agree with Daniel winning that special all star challenge. His garments were horribly constructed and I totally felt like the competition was rigged so that he--this total fan favorite--could finally win. I'll go to the website and look more closely, but those clothes were a trashy mess. Santino, for goodness sake, did much better!
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 7 years
Spacebear, I did not like Johnny's red dress either, I thought it looked cheap!
mix-tape mix-tape 7 years
I thought they would have kept crazy space outfit S. Ronson lookalike for a few more episodes simply for entertainment value (just like that one designer who spit on the fabric to mark it) but she definitely would have never won the competition regardless. I'm glad the guy with no schooling won the first project because it shows just how well someone can do with a lot of hard work. I doubt he'll win the entire thing though...
tiabia tiabia 7 years
I found it insulting that Lindsay Lohan was introduced to the contestants as a "designer". She is NOT a designer, especially when you compare her line of leggings to the full lines that many of the contestants have already created. Just rude!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
I'm not sure who I like from the new contestants...they were a lot of potential great ones though. Ari did remind me of Samantha Ronson, I'm surprised Lindsay didn't seem to notice.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
I thought the All-Star Challenge was more interesting than the Project Runway premiere, but I enjoyed watching both. It was nice seeing Santino again and I thought that they all did very well, but I'm surprised Daniel V won. I loved him back in season 2, but his clothes didn't impress me this time around.
Sarana Sarana 7 years
The guy that lost it was awful. In the end I did like his dress unfortunately. I really don't want to watch him cry to Tim Gunn every week. Why was Lohan there? And why were the "designers" excited to see her? They were acting like she is a big star.
Sarana Sarana 7 years
The guy that lost it was awful. In the end I did like his dress unfortunately. I really don't want to watch him cry to Tim Gunn every week.Why was Lohan there? And why were the "designers" excited to see her? They were acting like she is a big star.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
I missed it! :(
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
I missed it! :(
SUGAR-addict-x SUGAR-addict-x 7 years
okay the minute they showed ari, and then announced LL as the guest judge, i burst out laughing. i was wondering if LL was noticing the resemblance at all. and i totally agree buzz, that the look on LL's face when Qristal (sp?) said she could envision LL in her gown. totally hilarious. i'm really excited though, and i really love christopher, carol hannah, louise, irina, and ra'mon.
LeJa LeJa 7 years
I was in love with last night's premiere. I already have favorites which isn't abnormal for me early in the season. I am all about them moving the location to LA. It was time for a change in scenery. Lindsay Lohan held her own as a judge (as mentioned above). Her facial expressions throughout the whole runway show were priceless. I do not personally like Lindsay Lohan but it was definitely just a publicity stunt to boost her image. I am excited to see the rest of the season and who the other guest judges are.
cs cs 7 years
Kimretta I second everything you said about the alll-star challenge.
sassbidefan89 sassbidefan89 7 years
Lindsay was really honest and her facial expressions were hilarious. i liked how she didn't sugar coat anything but she is kinda a hypocrite cause her fashion sense has gone down the tube
CathleenKelly CathleenKelly 7 years
I am sick of Lindsay Lohan, I wanted to turn the TV off when she came on
pargie pargie 7 years
Gosh I felt like I was watching Lifetime all night! I third that Ari looked like Samantha Ronson, strange coincidence huh? Also she deserved to be in, instead of the guy who made the see-through disaster...I thought her space cadet outfit was cute! As far as All-Stars went why didn't Uli make top three that was insane! Uli's designers were to die for. Korto was robbed once again, how could they choose Daniel V's boring sports collection over hers? All in all Lifetime delivered last night, though I am not feeling the LA switcheroo. PR isn't really PR without NYC. I was so pissed when I saw they were at FIDM and not Parson's...is that wrong?
pargie pargie 7 years
Gosh I felt like I was watching Lifetime all night! I third that Ari looked like Samantha Ronson, strange coincidence huh? Also she deserved to be in, instead of the guy who made the see-through disaster...I thought her space cadet outfit was cute!As far as All-Stars went why didn't Uli make top three that was insane! Uli's designers were to die for. Korto was robbed once again, how could they choose Daniel V's boring sports collection over hers?All in all Lifetime delivered last night, though I am not feeling the LA switcheroo. PR isn't really PR without NYC. I was so pissed when I saw they were at FIDM and not Parson's...is that wrong?
spacebear spacebear 7 years
was i the only one who didnt like the red dress from johnny (i think thats his name, the one who disclosed he was an ex-meth addict)? i thought it looked terrible and like a sack with sequins.
kimretta kimretta 7 years
OK, first of all, the all-stars ... I think I must have watched a different runway show, because I thought Uli deserved to be in the final four (and Sweet P's collection just looked to me like the Forever 21 version of Uli's) and I would have given the win to Korto instead of Daniel V. I really like Daniel V generally, but that collection wasn't my favorite (although I did adore that cocktail dress). And how weird was it they were so happy to see him grow, but all of their criticism of Uli was that she grew too much? Anyway, Buzz, I totally agree that the regular Runway felt exactly the same. The Emmy thing certainly made it more obvious that this was filmed a long time ago, but I guess I should be glad I'm seeing this season at all. It's too early to really tell how this season will shake out, but I'm pretty pleased with this group of designers overall, both in apparent talent and in personality. I agreed with the winner for sure, but I would have sent Mitchell (or Qristal) home over Ari.And Models of the Runway! (Seriously, I've never watched this much Lifetime all in a row before.) I think I'm really going to like it, especially all the behind-the-scenes stuff. I'm wondering if they're going to change how model selection works and go back to how it was the first few seasons, where the designers all choose models each week instead of leaving it up to the winner to switch. It would definitely create more drama for Models of the Runway, and I think it was a better model selection process in the first place.
kimretta kimretta 7 years
OK, first of all, the all-stars ... I think I must have watched a different runway show, because I thought Uli deserved to be in the final four (and Sweet P's collection just looked to me like the Forever 21 version of Uli's) and I would have given the win to Korto instead of Daniel V. I really like Daniel V generally, but that collection wasn't my favorite (although I did adore that cocktail dress). And how weird was it they were so happy to see him grow, but all of their criticism of Uli was that she grew too much? Anyway, Buzz, I totally agree that the regular Runway felt exactly the same. The Emmy thing certainly made it more obvious that this was filmed a long time ago, but I guess I should be glad I'm seeing this season at all. It's too early to really tell how this season will shake out, but I'm pretty pleased with this group of designers overall, both in apparent talent and in personality. I agreed with the winner for sure, but I would have sent Mitchell (or Qristal) home over Ari. And Models of the Runway! (Seriously, I've never watched this much Lifetime all in a row before.) I think I'm really going to like it, especially all the behind-the-scenes stuff. I'm wondering if they're going to change how model selection works and go back to how it was the first few seasons, where the designers all choose models each week instead of leaving it up to the winner to switch. It would definitely create more drama for Models of the Runway, and I think it was a better model selection process in the first place.
FireFly44 FireFly44 7 years
I thought the same thing about Samantha Ronson! Weird that LL was judging.
gr8gossipqueen gr8gossipqueen 7 years
Ari looked like Samantha Ronson... and her outfit was terrible! I'm glad she's gone. I like her model though and I'm glad she was picked up. Did anyone else check out "Models of the Runway" afterwards?
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