Project Catwalk

Season 1 Episode 10

Fashion Week (Finale)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 16, 2006 on Sky1
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Fashion Week (Finale)
The designers go on the road to buy their fabrics, and then catch Julien MacDonald's show at Fashion Week. But in the end they must show their own collections, and only one can be named the winner of Project Catwalk!

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  • The final three are given 4,000 pounds, five months, and the assistance of professional pattern cutters and fashion technicians to create their twelve piece collection. Along the way they also go to Julien MacDonald's fashion show to get some pointers.moreless

    Well, they were down to the final three, and they were given advantages that the Project Runway cast would have given their firstborn to possess. Debi learned the lesson of "More is More" from Julien's fashion show a little too well, though in my opinion she still had the strongest collection. Unfortunately a couple of the pieces were too costumey (what in God's name was she thinking with that gold dress with the huge collar?!), and that obviously was considered more unforgivable than being bland and repetitious, as Matthew was. How I can consider scarlet fur and bright blue boring is almost oxymoronic, but some how this was his greatest achievement with his collection. Kirsty was a solid number two in my book, and I do have to say that the individual pieces were the most wearable straight off the catwalk. I was disappointed that Debi was dismissed so completely, particularly as she did most of the work herself, unlike Matthew, who mainly spent five months picking a few bits of fabric and doing some sketching. If he'd had to do it all himself this would have been a completely different kettle of fish, as Christopher would say. This show is definitely inferior in most ways to Project Runway, but they did have a few twists I liked, from having Ben de Lisi as the Guest Judge to having the contestants go to Julien's fashion show to see how the pros do it. I just wish Debi hadn't taken Julien's lesson in flamboyancy so much to heart. When you're Julien MacDonald you can do, nay, MUST do things that a first time entrant of London Fashion Week simply cannot. I predict that she and Kirsty will both become known in fashion circles for more than just their time on reality tv, but the jury is still out on Matthew. I think he definitely needs more time to develope, and I will be interested to see his work five years from now.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Julien MacDonald: (before his fashion show) I've been doing this for ten years. I've never done a show where we don't have a problem with a shoe. Last night at three o'clock our last model came, she had size 3 feet and our smallest size shoe is 6.

    • Debi: (referring to the trip to Julien's fashion show) I learned it's really important to have show stopping pieces and it's really important to have evening dresses and the outfits that possibly no one will ever wear. But that's what gets you immediate attention.

    • Kirsty: I like the sort of richness of the stark navy blue with the silver, with peh-pul because it was quite...
      Elizabeth Hurley: (interrupting) Say 'purple' again.
      Kirsty: No. (they look at each other and laugh) Purple.

    • Kirsty: (when choosing models) I'm going for aliens! All my girls look like aliens!

    • Ben de Lisi: (when asked about the three designers' shows) I saw something today that was better than some of the things I see featured in some of the magazines.

  • NOTES (3)

    • One of Kirsty's models is her seventeen year old sister Jessica.

    • Renato, Shakeel, Sushino, Gemma, and Marianne make cameos, telling which designer they think deserves to win. There is also a cameo by Lady Isabella Hervey, who appears as a Guest Judge in Season 2.

    • Harold Tillman, the owner of Jaeger on High Street, was so impressed with all three of the designers that he volunteered a prize of £5,000 to each of the runners up.