Season 19 Finale Summary Project Runway: Who Won?

“Project Runway” ended season 19 in a historic way – without any play on words. It was the first time in the show’s history that women made up the entire final four by presenting their collections at New York Fashion Week: Coral Castillo, Kristina Kharlashkina, Shantall Footmani Chasity Sereal. In last week’s penultimate episode, the judges could have decided to reduce them to the final three, but they all liked it so much that they all got a ticket to the finals. But there can only be one winner.

After last week’s fashion show, four designers returned home with $ 10,000 apiece and five months to put together their 10-look collections. Mentor Christian Siriano signed up with each of them for two months on their creative journeys. Shantall was first. She worked on her collection at the Istituto Marangoni School of Fashion in Miami, which gave her more space to work than at home. Her collection was inspired by Quetzalcoatl, from which she introduced snake-like textures, but Christian advised her to stay away from creating prints and bring textures into the very construction of clothing – it meant a lot more work for Shantall, and then even more after Christian said to abandon the outdated pale yellow color she used for one of her looks. She took his advice and by the time she returned to New York on the eve of the fashion show, she had moderated her color palette with more grays.

Next was a visit to Chasity in Houston, but Christian didn’t have much to see during his application. She struggled with the design block: the judges wanted to see more of Chasity’s style and personality in her collection, and she wasn’t sure on what idea of ​​herself she should base her collection. “Christian can tear up your new one,” Chasity said of the occasionally difficult love of a Runway mentor. But a quick kick in her pants was exactly what she wanted from him. And during his visit, inspiration came to her: since she often felt like an outsider in her family and her industry, she would create looks to depict a blossoming black sheep.

Coral from Los Angeles had a much clearer idea of ​​her creative point of view at the time Christian visited her. Judges consistently responded to her use of macrame as an expression of her cultural heritage, and then her son showed interest in their indigenous family roots in Mexico, so she wanted to present it on the runway, with one masculine look in her collection as part of inspiration inspired by received from her son. However, Christian thought that many of the designs she worked on looked too “dressy”. And the judges have already seen her use macrame more than once. What she needed was to expand her use of technique in bolder, more abstract, and more unexpected directions.

The last was Kristina in Queens, New York, jumping, skipping and jumping away from where the designers had been working all season. And if Coral already had her artistic concept well, Kristina seemed the most organized around planning. She has worked with a graphic designer to create custom prints and create mock-ups to pair the right patterns with the right shapes and styles. But Christian advised her to show the judges silhouettes they had not seen from her. He also thought her designs looked pretty modest, so it might be a good idea to have him a little sex.

And boy! When she met her fellow finalists in Manhattan just two days before their fashion show, she scandalized a study with several clean views, one of which showed her model completely topless below. She was a little worried about whether her model would be pleased to show so much skin, but her model shrugged and said, “I’m French.” Christian wasn’t very comfortable, he begged Kristina to think about what nina garcia She could think when she sees it and design some sort of top underneath. Kristina (wisely) made the tiniest bra that will go with it. But that wasn’t her only crazy idea: she also wanted to end her collection with a model who rides a hoverboard on the way to Mars. Well, no one could accuse Kristina of holding anything back, and that’s the kind of energy you want to bring to the Project Runway finals.

Elsewhere in the study was a familiar conflict: Christian begged Chasity to hurry so she wouldn’t run out of time with her wildly ambitious hand sewing and beads. He also struggled with Coral over which model she would send first; in the end they decided to open with an unexpected look of menswear. And he gave Shantall a a lot notes because she had trouble fitting with one of her recognizable pieces. In the end, she had to edit it from her collection, but she didn’t want to finish the season without the judges seeing it, so she decided to wear it herself.

Then came the moment of truth. It was time for the last show on the runway at The Shed in the Hudson Yards. Nina i Brandon Maxwell were at hand; Elaine Welteroth he could not come for inexplicable reasons, but the guest is judging Tommy Hilfiger would help make the final verdict of the season. Other competitors this season were also present – including Zayden Skipperonly from the protection of witnesses in a black hood that covered his entire face – as well as fashion influencers, families and friends of the finalists, and last year’s champion “Runway” Geoffrey Mac – no pressure. Kristina opened with her eclectic look with a variety of colors, shapes and constructions. Then came Shantall with some retro inspired look with her intricate snake patterns and one black dress that is absolutely stunning. Chasity showed off her rebellions of black beads and ruffles. And then Coral closed in with her mix of macrame details and structured pieces.

The judges were impressed with each of the designers, and Brandon even jokingly asked Hilfiger if he had brought his credit card so they could give the grand prize of $ 250,000 to all the designers. Alas, the decision had to be made. Therefore, the judges seriously considered the advantages and disadvantages of each collection. Nina was surprised that Kristina became so abstract and conceptual with her design when many of her past looks were modular and wearable, even though she liked the hoverboard in the end (Brandon really didn’t). Hilfiger’s main concern was that her use of printing might be less commercially viable than designing in monochrome. Many of his critiques have focused on marketability, and I understand that fashion is as much a job as an art form, but it seemed like his main aesthetic criterion was, “Would this bring me money?”

That’s Hilfiger’s problem with Coral’s collection. He loved structured pieces with zippers and thought there was a market there, but “Would you buy more than one of the macrame dresses?” Which led me to think that Coral’s cultural expression was lost on it, not that it was worse designs. . As for Chasity, Nina would love to see more variety than the black ruffles and beads that dominated her collection, although Hilfiger thought there was a right market for her to wear costumes for stars like Beyonce, Jennifer Lopezor ariana grande – or anyone who aspired to look like them. As for Shantall, Brandon thought her designs were on the verge of outdated 80s fashion, but everyone marveled at her technical skill, and Hilfiger thought her snake motif would still be relevant in the years to come.

So, there were advantages and disadvantages for all the designers involved, but based on the fashion show (and probably based on their seasons as a whole), the judges decided that the winner of the 19th season of “Project Runway” will be … drum please … Shantall Footman!! This is the first time a designer has won a “Project Runway” after being eliminated and saved by any of them Tim Gunn or Christian Siriano. The other three designers were not officially ranked when the judges announced their results, so they finished the season in second place. Did you agree with the outcome? Who do you think has the best collection? And what do you think about the season as a whole?

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