Don't read if you haven't yet watched tonight's finale!
Fierce!! Christian Siriano has won Project Runway.
All three of the final designers delivered fantastic collections, but in the end the endearingly cocky and totally hysterical Christian was named the winner, with Rami coming in 2nd place and Jillian picking up 3rd.
It was a battle to the finish, with each of the final three coming up with some spectacular designs. Though a case could be made for Christian, Rami or Jillian, I have to agree with the final judges decision -- as he has been doing all season, Christian brought the drama and the flair, and the result was a total knockout.
Credit must be given to Jillian and Rami, however, for making this hands down the closest finish Project Runway has ever had. Jillian's woven looks were gorgeous, and Rami managed to get out of the drapery box, proving he's definitely not a one-note designer after all.
But in the end, it was all about Christian. Over-the-top, sure, but it'd be hard to argue with his vision or his crafstmanship. Or, for that matter, his sense of humor -- I think my favorite quip of the evening was his parting line to Posh -- "We'll be in touch." It even made her smile!
All in all, it was a wholly entertaining season, and I can't wait for the next one!
PS. How fun was it to see all the Bravo royalty turn up for the fashion show? Look -- it's Padma and Ted Allen! Jack and Dale! Nikki Taylor and Tyson Beckford! In the immortal words (or word, as the case may be) -- fierce!
Thursday, March 06, 2008