Christian: I Was So Over It

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Kenley Blogs Episodes 510-514

On The Road

The Real Winner

The Final Showdown

Leanne Speaks!

Finale, Part 2

What's Next

Tim Responds To Your Comments!

Love Is In The Hair!

History Repeating Itself

Garden Of Locks

Nature Calls

Rock 'n' Runway

Rock Steady

Rock N' Runway

Suede: Rockin' Out

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Take A Bow


Joe: Straight Talk

Working Girl

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Best Of The Best?

Written In The Stars

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What's Your Sign?

I Saw The Sign

A Designer's Dream

Fashion Inside Out

Stella: Lovin' The Leatha

Double 0 Fashion

No Leatha, Mo' Problems

Making The Most Of It

The Fashion That Drives You

A Softer Edge

Fasten Your Seat Belts

Show Some Love

It's All An Illusion

Daniel: Oy Gevalt!

Good Queen Fun

Drama, Drama, Drama!

Joe: All Aboard!

RuPaul: A Drag Race

Christian: I Was So Over It

Christian Sirano's challenge win!

What did you think when the models arrived on the runway?
I was so over it!! I was not ready to make clothing for a larger woman.

What is your take on designing for what is referred to as "The Everyday Woman?"
I have no problem dressing women in different sizes, but it's so hard to be good at everything in fashion! I just have strength in a different type of design. christian_01_405_320x240.jpg

Jack goes home because of the Staph infection. What were your feelings? How did that strike you?
I just never thought it could happen to any of us during the show!!! We all wanted to feel safe and healthy in that situation. I was so sad when he had to leave, but we all knew it was for the best: he was so sick.

The return of Chris March! What was that like?
I actually did not think it was fair for Chris to come back! They just should not have kicked someone off that challenge. If another designer got sick the next week, then would they bring Carmen back?
There is a giggly sort of hilarity to having Tim in the workroom. Is that common?
Tim is just funny and we all love him. I guess that's why.


What did you think of Steven's design?
Steven had a very hard challenge, but I did not love his final design.

Everyone seemed to jump in to help Steven finish his design. What did you think of it?
Most of us get along, so I was not surprised that people helped him. I guess it didn't help that much!

Was there anything else about this particular challenge that struck you as difficult or interesting?
That the women had such a strong opinion on what they liked in fashion. At least mine did!


Tim called your garment out as "Fierce." That must have been nice.
I was happy that Tim finally gave me some good feedback! I felt that it gave me a push to do more!

What's it like to win your first challenge?!
To win my first challenge was great, and I was proud of myself for dressing an everyday woman. I have never made anything for the average woman. She was a tough client, so I felt very accomplished.

The Real Winner

No doubt about this years Project Runway 5 winner!

Just a heads up that my book Fashion Inside Out is almost upon us! Though I've heard places are starting to ship it out, the official release date is on 10/28, so mark your calendars! I'm heading out on a book tour to celebrate with you all, so be sure to check my website for details on times, dates and locations: After a year and a half in the works it would be delightful to see all of your supporting faces!

But NOW, it's down to business! PR5 has finally come to an end. I hope after a week of digesting we've all be able to form clear-headed opinions about who we really thought was the winner.

Oh, don't get me wrong, I hands down think it should have been Leanne, but what did you think? Tightly edited, unique and comparable to no one, I think she did an excellent job of taking her inspiration and running it cohesively through each and every piece she sent down the runway. Unlike some of the other designers, Leanne's work is both subtle and intricate, and I applaud her to no end for being able to successfully straddle that fine line, especially at exactly the right time. Korto and Kenley both showed very nice collections, but I do think that Leanne was the one who had the whole package. Korto's sense of color and proportion are excellent, and the way she styled the looks was just intoxicating - the high buns, dewy skin, and fluttering fans - she certainly infused a lot of "earthy sexiness" into it. That being said, you take away all of the extras and we're left with clothing that didn't quite stand up to Leanne's more intricate work.

To me, watching Kenley's show was like watching your friend go into her glamorous closet, and parade out to see if the look is a "keeper" or a "throwaway." Although it was filled with definite highlights and interesting (sometimes costume-like) elements, I just didn't feel that it was a cohesive collection. One of the highlights for me was the green silk dress with the ballooned shoulders - I just thought it was a chic, well made, and truly stunning look.

All in all, these designers will find work and hopefully create stunning collections in the future. Congratulations to them all for coming this far and a HUGE congratulations to Leanne for the win! I'll see you in NYC sweetheart!