Thursday, August 7, 2008

Kerri Strug can do it, so can you.

I am not sure some of these designers had heard of "the Olympics" before last night's challenge, so maybe we should pause for a Merriam-Webster moment:

Olympic Games, pl.n.
1. A group of modern international athletic contests held as separate winter and summer competitions every four years in a different city.
2. A Pan-Hellenic-du-Blonde festival in ancient Greece consisting of athletic games and contests of choral poetry and dance, first celebrated in 776 B.C. and held periodically until A.D. 393 on the plain of Olympia in honor of the Olympian Zeus.
3. An ancient ritual involving old Romanian dudes and freakishly tiny American girls with sprained ankles and great attitudes.

I mean, I guess I can see how this could be confusing. Maybe our designers ... didn't own TVs during those years ... or ... don't live in cities with TVs in every building ... or went on fabulous vacations during the Olympics every summer. Judging from their faces, they seem to have some deep-seated issues with the Olympics stemming from childhood, perhaps causing them to block out all recollection of the thing.

Blayne's like, "The Olympics, man, I don't know what those are but I saw a movie once about them. The athletes weren't playing themselves but it was pretty sweet I guess."

Yeah, they hate it.

At least the straight one is happy.

BTW: Someone somewhere led Bravo to believe that all straight men look like Joe and Kevin. It's like they troll the streets of Detroit for Irish/Italian-looking guys with facial hair ("He's straight, let's get him!"), toss 'em in the back of a van and drive directly to Parsons.

Actual picture of Kevin C. from Season 4 after seeing Tiki Barber.

Yeah yeah, ok. So we knew the designs were going to be bad, but really, they exceeded all of my expectations. Some of these are wonderfully, hilariously bad.

The group of designers who unfortunately confused The Olympics with an arguably equally competitive sporting event, the Macy's After-Thanksgiving Day Sale:

Representing Utah: Keith.



Daniel my brother.


And my favorite....

Jerell. Bahahahahaa! Wtf? Love it.

Don't get me wrong, I think most of these are adorable, and snaps to the designers. It is only the total disregard for the challenge itself that I think is so great. Gold medals to this team.

Time to start my actual job ... more recaps to come! <3 x <3 x <3

A note about Stunway: Helene, Maud and I haven't been able to post as much lately due to nouveau jobs, apartments, cities, schools. But Mama's back, kids. Let's party.


The Modern Gal said...

I think more designers had heard of Tiki Barber during last season's menswear challenge than were familiar with the Olympics. Seriously, living in a vacuum anyone?

Anonymous said...

Dude. I'm from the Republic of Cocktail Land. It's sweet there.

Tbone said...
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Tbone said...


As a straight Irish Detroiter with facial hair, I can attest to the fact that the Bravo Elves have attempted to kidnap me on several occasions.


Anonymous said...

Maybe they should broaden their horizons, the USA opening ceremony outfits were designed by Ralph Lauren this year...