Runway Gripes

Today…I was stampeded by a herd of dangerous students.

So all I can say is this:

Project Runway Season 8:

Gretchen: Does anyone else hate Gretchen as much as I do? I have never seen such a self-serving, arrogant contestant on the show. She even outdoes Wendy Pepper from Season One.

Team Luxe: Those arrogant bastards. They couldn’t even see how awful their collection was! They were so sure they were going to win. I was so happy when they lost.

I am amazed that their arrogance blinded them to the worth of the lace/military collection, and I am furious that they threw Michael under the bus. Yes, he’s not a great designer. But he did deserve to be treated like a human being, and not a disease.

It was so interesting that the team let Gretchen and Ivy set the tone. Most of the guys were just passive, but passive in this case is plenty criminal.

And they couldn’t see that their collection was absolute crap. Don’t designers need to be able to see that sort of thing?

Tim Gunn: Tim still rocks my world. Tim called it like it was at the end of the episode, asking Team Luxe how it could allow itself to be “threatened, bullied, and manipulated” by Gretchen. He’s no one’s fool. He could see the writing on the wall.

I can’t believe Ivy was shocked by Tim’s statements, like she didn’t realize that was what was going on. The toadie!

I gotta say, while I’m not thrilled with the designers on team military/lace (their Michael is good, and Mondo and Valerie aren’t too bad), I will in no way, shape, or form support ANY of the evil people on Team Luxe. Because I know what jerks they are, I can no longer appreciate their talent. I hate them with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns.

Not that any of them come close to Seth Aaron, Emilio, or Christian, the designers on the show who I think have been the best. Gretchen isn’t fit to stitch their hemlines. What a reprehensible person!

So, yes, I was a little riled up. I was so hoping Gretchen would have been sent home. Just…argh.


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.