Who’s more of a diva than the Statue of Liberty? She crossed the ocean at a young age to become a star known the world over. Girlfriend’s remained fierce for over a century, but doesn’t look her age. Sure, she’s had some ‘work’ done, but you can’t really tell. Her robe? Classic. Her stance is all about "look at me." Yet she has compassion in that big tin heart of hers. As any true diva knows, real beauty is from the inside. So it’s only fitting Miss Liberty, Queen of New York, is the diva that Project Runway’s producers drag out to open this episode. But more on that in a moment.
At least that scary Elle cover doesn’t make an appearance in this episode. I was beginning to have nightmares about that thing. Nope; instead, a few of the competing designers rise to greet the dawn with sleepy eyes and bitter mouths. Stella looks disarmingly cute in a full-on Grimley. Or maybe she’s still thinking of herself as ‘cave girl’ as she said last week. I suppose that top-knot ponytail could be her imitation of Pebbles Flintstone.
Joe gripes and grouses about last week’s winner. Joe, you seemed like a nice guy at first. But maybe that was editing. Now you just sound like a guy that eats bitter herbs for breakfast. No one likes a sore loser, Joe. Keith, meanwhile, at least is a gracious winner. He’s just quietly sitting on his bunk. Hope he can’t hear Joe mocking him. He’s taking it in stride if he does.
Assembled at Parsons, the group of designers watches as a large lady in a Viking helmet appears in silhouette behind the scrim. Whether this is not a surprising sight in NYC, or they are still half asleep, they don’t say a word. Then Chris March walks onto the runway. Chris was a designer competing last year on Project Runway. He didn’t win but was fun to watch. His main expertise was, and apparently still is, designing costumes for drag queens. And Chris is appropriately in full drag. Never mind he has a full beard and mustache; he also has a blond braided wig, huge metal-plated bosom, and enormous Viking helmet complete with horns. He and Heidi Klum air kiss and she remarks, “Ach! Your boobs are so big!" I wonder if that is the standard model greeting? It sure beats "how was your day" for novelty.