Season 2 of "Project Runway All Stars" premiered on Oct. 25, bringing along one major change in new host Carolyn Murphy (who replaced Angela Lindvall). Though she did an OK job, it is still hard to not compare her to "Project Runway's" Heidi Klum, who exudes personality in spades. The same goes for the workroom, which is still being manned by Joanna Coles. While Cole brings a tough edge to the proceedings, you still wish that Tim Gunn would peek in once in a while for a quick "Make it work." The judges remained the same as last year, offering helpful critiques without going overboard on the catty comments (such as the original's Michael Kors, who we still love). But in the end, it is all about the designers, and this season proves to be the most dramatic yet, especially with the inclusion of Wendy Pepper from Season 1. Here is a look at the best and the worst of the "Project Runway All Stars" premiere.
IvyKnown to be a real witch during her season (though she and Joanna Coles used another word), Ivy redeemed herself by giving some insight into what was going on during her season, as well as focusing on her design for the challenge. While the leather shorts might not have been a good choice, the jacket she tailored was simply stunning and clearly showed her eye for detail, proving that she can do much more than just accuse others of cheating.
Anthony RyanAnthony Ryan was the winner of the first team challenge, and rightfully so. His garment was very well made (save for some issues with the pants), and with a terrific addition to the back (great use of the lace) that was not only stunning, but completely wearable. Winning a challenge right out of the gate does not necessarily guarantee a win overall, but it should provide some much needed confidence to do more spectacular work.
CasanovaThough he did not get to say "exactly," Casanova impressed the judges with his use of the normally over-used leather and lace. Previously his designs ranged from matronly to downright slutty, but this time he was able to find the right balance of sexy and refined. Perhaps being Ivy's assistant paid off.
Wendy PepperThough she is mostly known for being a villain, the woman does have some talent, which was evident in that stunning black outfit she sent down the runway.
SuedeSuede, who endlessly refers to himself in the third person, sent a very cheap looking dress down the runway. A napkin dress stikes again! It was, however, the most tailored of the bottom three, so that counts for something.
PeachIt's not that it was precisely a terrible dress, it just did not look like it was made very well. She was clearly not in her comfort zone and did not assert herself enough to really make a knockout outfit.
AndraeAndrae's dress was a mess of ideas, which while ambitious, just had too many things going on. It not only confused the judges, but the audience, as well.
Out: PeachWhat did you think of the "Project Runway All Stars" premiere?
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