The Project Runway season finale was definitely a show shocker. Mondo Guerra, Andy South and Granola Gretchen Jones were selected as the three fabulous designers to walk the cat walk at Mercedes Fashion Week. Celebrity guest judge Jessica Simpson, provided Heidi and the gang her personal opinion on who should be crowned Project Runway. Who was the winner, Gretchen Jones! UGH!
Going into the competition, Mondo Guerra was considered the front runner not only by fashion critics but Project Runway fans as well. Michael Costello the week before, had a heartbreaking exit, after being the last person to be eliminated before fashion week. Fans were shocked that Gretchen Jones wasn’t kicked to the curb after showing her underwhelming and hideous safari designs. Unfortunately, Michael Kors and Nina thought she was “more commercial.” Maybe they should think of retiring.
Last night, the Project Runway finale for Astrochicks was disappointing. If you read previous fashion critic and blog commentary from New York fashion week, NO ONE liked Gretchen Jones designs, and everyone loved Mondo Guerra. Sadly, the stars were not aligned for our fierce designer from Denver, Colorado. Instead, they chose Granola Gretchen from Portland, Oregon. Not only is she a crappy designer, the way she treated Michael Costello was horrendous. I think she’s a bully, with a bad attitude and a yucky personality to match. Even Mondo Guerra agreed, in his Project Runway interview he said: “I should have won over Gretchen Jones”. We couldn’t agree more.
Is Astrochicks biased? Yes we are and proud of it. Next season, Lifetime and Project Runway should really think about replacing Michael Kors and Nina as judges. Or at least add one more judge, who has a more youthful opinion. Also, they should add a Project Runway fan vote to the mix, since we are the ones buying the clothes not them. To say that Mondo Guerra is “too youthful” is ridiculous. I could see his clothes grace any fashion rack at Macy’s, Bloomingdales, or BeBe’s. For Gretchen Jones, I really don’t see the commercial appeal with this design collection. Maybe a different one but definitely not what was shown at Mercedes Fashion Week.
Astrologically, Mondo Guerra a Gemini, still has a very successful career ahead of him. Maybe he can design a purse collection for Jessica Simpson or I could definitely see Macy’s buying his design collection for stores? Either way, I wish Mondo Guerra, Andy South and EVEN Gretchen Jones the best. For Project Runway, I’m still disappointed who won but a faithful fan, I will watch again next season. You can view all the designers finall collections here. Enjoy!