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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Regarding Last Night’s Project Runway

posted by on September 18 at 11:57 AM


Screw spoiler alerts: Even though I thought she was a big-mouthed boob, I can’t fucking believe they booted Kenley.

It was especially mean how they shaved her head, slathered her naked body in mustard, and kicked her out to wander the streets of Manhattan in shame.

For discussion of what actually happened on last night’s PR, follow the jump.

It should’ve been Suede. Then Joe next week.

Also, not only is Leanne one of the best designers, she’s funny as shit. “This week’s challenge—designer gowns for infants…” “One sexy teacher dress coming up…”

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If they hated what Suede designed SO MUCH as all that, those judges would have a goddam heart attack if they saw me on the street. Maybe Tim Gunn needs to raid my closet.

Joe was the right choice. That outfit was shit. Poor girl.

Posted by Peggy | September 18, 2008 11:57 AM

Agreed. That suit was pretty fucking awful though. Barf. It really bugs me when the designers won't take and consider the criticism at all—like, really? You never want to get better?

Posted by Carollani | September 18, 2008 11:59 AM

Kenley is annoying but I can't help it - she's hot and I'd slather mustard on her any day. I don't think she can win though, so be patient and you'll be rid of her soon enough, especially is she comes out with another design like last week's.

Posted by Scott | September 18, 2008 12:04 PM

What is up with Kenley's attitude with Tim Gunn? She sneered at his advice this week, and from the previews, it looks like she'll do it again next week. I also noted that it looked like she DID follow his advice in the end, and cropped the exposed tulle below the hem line. I can't stand her.

Posted by spencer | September 18, 2008 12:10 PM

It's like you can see into my fantasy life, David Schmader.

Posted by The General | September 18, 2008 12:13 PM

I actually watched last night's show and still was like, really? They booted Kenley? You had me momentarily feeling like John McCain during an interview with a Spanish newspaper.

Joe's suit was terrible. He deserved to go, hopefully with Suede next.

I loved that's designer gowns for infants line... baby clothes (or clothes for kids) would be a hilarious challenge, though. They did that whole, make a coordinating outfit for a dog thing, so why couldn't they do it with kids?

Posted by Julie in Chicago | September 18, 2008 12:15 PM

Leathuh Girl for fan fave! Text in those votes NOW!

Posted by Spoogie | September 18, 2008 12:16 PM

the jacket on suede's outfit was the ugliest thing i've ever seen. not ugliest jacket mind you, ugliest thing. EVER. also, i want to see him get hit by a bus.

Posted by brandon | September 18, 2008 12:22 PM

I started off liking Kenley, and every week I realize a bit more how awful she really is. She sounded especially self-deluding when she was going on last night about Suede and how he "can't adapt his personal vision to different styles" Really? Really?! Not only do you make the same flavored outfit every challenge, bitch, but you won't even listen to what Tim and the judges have to say, nevermind ADAPTING. Are you f'n kidding me?!

Posted by Callie | September 18, 2008 12:45 PM

Did anyone notice that Kenley's model looked EXACTLY like Amanda Lorber from MTV's The Paper?

Posted by hatesbellevue | September 18, 2008 12:52 PM

God help me, I'm so addicted to this show. I even watch the repeats over and over. Kenley is going to get hers any day now. And I love Leanne. And Suede needs to get over Suedeself.

Posted by seattle mike | September 18, 2008 12:53 PM

And, David, you totally had me roped in with your original headline.

Posted by seattle mike | September 18, 2008 12:55 PM

I can't wait for next week, the preview looks awesome! I like how Kenley turned out to be the designzilla this time. I would not have called that from the outset.
And I don't care how hot she looks, she acts like tepid toilet water, which brings her hot quotient down to non-existant.

Posted by Nay | September 18, 2008 1:13 PM



Posted by Nay | September 18, 2008 1:18 PM

Leanne and Korto better be in the finals, and I sure hope Kenley gets knocked out. The previews for next week are v. enticing -- looks like both Nina AND Tim give Kenley the business. Nice.

She is hot, but Korto is hotter. You see the ass on that lady? It is great. Kenley's whiny ass voice and bitchy behavior erase her physical charms. And, enough with the vintage inspired dresses already!

Posted by kerri harrop | September 18, 2008 1:25 PM

Kenley's a one-trick pony: "I'm going to be a bitch!... with vintage." I SO would've just loved to have the judges say: "We hate what Joe and Suede produced, but we're going to boot Kenley because she's subhuman." Alas.

Suede should've gone this week. Enough with this talking-about-himself-in-the-third-person crap.

Posted by James | September 18, 2008 1:30 PM

@10 - YES! YES! YES! I said that exact same thing last night but was met with indifference from someone who's never watched the show.

Posted by The General | September 18, 2008 1:32 PM

The producers are in a pickle this season. Korto and Leanne have to make the finals. Obvs. And I'm sure they want to keep Kenley around so we have someone to hate. But do they want three ladies in the final? I'd guess no. So, they either:

1) Move Jerrell into the finals and ditch the bitch.

2) Move Jerrell into the finals and unfairly ditch Leanne or Korto.

3) Send all four of them through - a cop-out, yes, but I believe that's what they did last season, right?

Anyway, I, too, am addicted to this show and have been for years. It's a good one, especially for reality TV.

Posted by frank | September 18, 2008 1:58 PM
Posted by Al | September 18, 2008 2:06 PM

#18: i'm pretty sure they sent 4 because they wanted to make it a surprise due to fashion week, right? this year all 6 from last night's episode showed at fashion week.

i'd be shocked if leanne/korto/jerrell weren't the last 3.

Posted by jrrrl | September 18, 2008 2:09 PM

@11: So I'm not the only one. Phew!

Posted by Matt | September 18, 2008 2:40 PM

Judging from the preview Kenley's going to get hers. Looks like waterworks. Couldn't happen to a more deserving bitch. Laughing at another designer on the runway AGAIN! And infecting her hero-worshipping client with laughter, too, though she at least had the decency to cover her mouth and look mortified afterwards. Kenley HAS no decency. Nice tits, though. I hope she dies.

Joe was absolutely the right choice, no matter how vile a person and incompetent boob of a designer Suede is. He's been the second-worst designer in every single challenge, it seems! Joe's been more hit and miss, and last night was a total miss; worst-looking suit of all time, and for a graphic designer? Blech.

Posted by Fnarf | September 18, 2008 2:50 PM

A few thoughts.

1) I hated what Suede did in this challenge...but his model was the only one who looked substantially better on the runway than before her makeover.

2) Joe predicted his own demise--he said that by going with a simple traditional suit, it had to fit perfectly. The fit was awful. He had a bad idea and failed at realizing it.

3) I hated Korto's outfit. Hemp-y jacket over an ungly flowy print dress, cut entirely wrong for the woman wearing it... It all made the girl wearing it look far more hip-py than she is. (What shows off Korto's ample curves is one thing...what Korto did to that girl was criminal.)

4) What the hell was on Jerrell's head? Chariots of FLAME. I wish Jerrell's blouse hadn't been so blousy on that girl...and my wife thought that the skirt was far too tight and would just be a mess of wrinkles. But it WAS one of the only outfits that looked worth something.

5) The judges loved Leanne's dress, right? They thought the coat was a little frumpy--but they loved the dress. Well, Leanne made the dress...and the teacher girl wasn't going to wear the coat all day at school... No need for her to be in the bottom three, methinks...

6) I didn't hate what Kenley did...other than it's the same thing she always did. And she laughed inappropriately in the judges recap as she always does. And she pot kettle blacked Suede, as she always does.

It'd be nice to think that she's the type of person who will be horrified to see how she's coming across on tv--but I doubt it.

She definitely had the most fun model. I think I recognized her. Wasn't that the girl who did the rap battle in the movie "Teen Witch"?

...and, her mom was a man...right?

Posted by pgreyy | September 18, 2008 3:08 PM

Pgreyy, I believe Jerrell moonlights as the Jolly Green Giant, hence the headgear.

You know, although it's true he did a fantastic job, it's always the skinniest chick that wins these "ordinary people" challenges.

Posted by Fnarf | September 18, 2008 3:12 PM

Tim Gunn's blog at (What do you mean you've never read it? Good god, it's almost better than the show itself) says that the feathery thing on Jerrell's head was intended to be part of his model's outfit, but someone changed their mind (thank god).

Posted by leek | September 18, 2008 5:46 PM

i am in love with kenley but she really needs to have someone rip her a new asshole and listen to their advice.

Posted by tobes | September 18, 2008 9:07 PM

I don't care what the judges say, Kenley's shit dress was nasty (wtf with that belt?). And after shit talked Tim she DID raise the slip to match the hem of the dress.

Not only that but she is constantly openly laughing at other contestants as they are being critiqued. While the criticisms might be warranted that's just fucking rude.

Yeah, I hope next week they call her a cunt and kick her ass out.

Posted by monkey | September 18, 2008 9:50 PM

We all want what we don't have. My wife is sweet and considerate. Thus I find Kenley utterly irresistible.

Posted by Big Sven | September 18, 2008 10:37 PM

Jerrell is the funniest. I heart him and want him to win. "Kenley, do you have a spare pocket square?"

Posted by Baxter | September 19, 2008 9:07 AM

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