Project Runway Season Finale: Andy, Gretchen or Mondo?

Tonight is the season finale of Project Runway.

I have posted some random comments about the season here and there, but now that we are down to the final 3 designers, I wanted to do a retrospective of my favorite designs from each, and share my own thoughts on who I hope wins!

Admittedly, I was disappointed when hometown girl Valerie Mayen was sent home in Week 10. As I shared before, I think she is a wonderful outerwear designer, and some of my absolute favorite designs this season were hers. Yet, I have to admit, by episode 6, my heart belonged to another contestant. And he is in the Top 3! YAY!

Finalists Mondo Guerra, Gretchen Jones and Andy South have been a fixture in my home for the past few months. Every week, I watch with anticipation to see who will come out on top of that week’s challenge. Who, as Tim Gunn says, will “make it work” best! They each bring their own unique set of talents and distinct style to the table. I can’t wait to see what happens tonight, but in the meantime, here are a few of my favorite designs from various episodes:

Andy South

Photobucket

Challenge: Create a Look Inspired by the Marie Claire Woman

Photobucket Photobucket

Challenge: Design an outfit using party store supplies.

Photobucket Photobucket

Challenge: Create high-fashion and ready-to wear companion looks.

Gretchen Jones

Photobucket Photobucket

Challenge: Use a garment from another contestant's suitcase to create a look

Photobucket Photobucket

Challenge: Create a Look Inspired by the Marie Claire Woman

Mondo Guerra

Photobucket Photobucket

Challenge: Create a Fashionable Look Using a Bridesmaid Dress

Photobucket Photobucket

Challenge: Create an American Sportswear look inspired by Jackie Kennedy Onassis

Photobucket Photobucket

Challenge: Create a high-fashion look.

Photobucket Photobucket

Challenge: Design your own (meaningful) fabric using HP technology

My pick to win it all?

Photobucket

Mondo Guerra, Image courtesy of Zimbio

In compiling this list of favorite looks I actually had a hard time narrowing down my favorite pieces by the spectacularly humble Mondo Guerra, while I had a difficult time finding pieces I liked by Gretchen Jones.  Nothing against her style – it just isn’t my style.  Meanwhile, I find Andy’s aesthetic quite interesting, but since day 1 I have watched Mondo push the design envelope, and I am totally in his court.  Mondo for the win!

Have you watched this season?

If so, what have some of your favorite designs been, and who do you think will win tonight?

{ 4 comments… add one }

Leave a Comment

  • Monique October 29, 2010, 8:11 PM

    I wasn’t big on Gretchen. Thant purple houndstooth mixed with stripes! Loved it!

    Reply
  • Beautifully Invisible November 6, 2010, 1:14 AM

    Same here – that outfit was so perfect!

    Reply
  • MJ October 28, 2010, 9:31 PM

    I totally think Mondo is going to take it! I felt the way very early on the competition. As an loyal fan of the show, he has the design skills and aesthetic that wins the competition every time!

    Reply
  • Beautifully Invisible November 6, 2010, 1:01 AM

    I am so sad we were wrong 🙁

    Reply