Rue Recap: Project Runway Designs for Kicks

Welcome back, Project Runway fans. Last week we talked heritage-inspired prints and Tim Gunn’s abhorrence of maxi pads. (For serious.) This week? Cue the high kicks, because we’re hitting up Radio City Music Hall.

Now, this episode is worth watching for three very solid reasons:

1) The pure fact that a glittering Heidi high-kicks it to the wazoo next to 36 professional Rockettes on stage. And loves it, mind you. (To the point where I got nervous and thought she’d gone all me, me, me Tyra Banks on us – but I digress.)

2) It’s an hour and half of instant Halloween inspiration. (True life. The end of October is closer than you think.) The challenge – to design a dance costume for the Rockettes – lends itself quite well to numerous costume ideas, from Elena’s “Las Vegas cheerleader” to Sonjia’s “disco turkey” to Fabio’s fish-meets-Xena Warrior Princess.

3) Chris’s silver-on-nude New York skyline dress, which was a clear frontrunner from the moment he mentioned the idea and almost (almost!) makes me want to dance on stage in front of a bjillion people. Dmitry’s cutout dress was another top pick, but apparently guest judge Debra Messing is worried about scaring away all the “little, little” children who frequent the venue.

Until next week, auf wiedersehen.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

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September 21, 2012