We’ve made it, folks. The designers going to Bryant Park have been chosen. Well, they already went, and had their fashion shows last week, and all of the final 5 designers got to show their collections (see pics of them all by scrolling back through the Blogging Project Runway posts).
But the finale of the show is still to come, and this was the last episode with Bluefly runway shoes. So, here are the shoes that were used on this final episode, where the challenge (to create an outfit inspired by a work of art at the Me) was one of my all time favorites.
Of course, Jillian went with the Patron Shoe of Project Runway 4 with this outfit inspired by the armor in this Master of the Argonauts painting.
The Whiner won the challenge with this elaborate multi-piece outfit that I will grudgingly admit (as I do with all his stuff) is some gorgeous fashion design. His inspiration was a portrait of Don Andrés de Andrade y la Cal by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, and he used a pair of black pointy-toe boots to nice effect with this outfit. Hard to tell exactly which boots these are, but it looks like they’re the same ones Jillian and Victorya used with their English punk-inspired outfit, for which I’d suggested these Kenneth Cole “That’s the Point” boots.
Sweet P went with a painting of a beautiful peacock’s tail by Melchior d’Hondecoeter, and created a dress that was cute, but underwhelming for this final challenge. The hair and make-up is really what made this outfit, if you ask me. And she used the mysterious gold sandals that have shown up several times before, but don’t seem to be up on Bluefly anymore.
And even though we can’t see the shoes on Chris’s outfit (and even though the dress was greatly reminiscent of the dress he and Christian designed a few weeks ago) I post it here, because it was indeed a gorgeous gown. The painting that inspired it is a portrait of Marie Francoise De La Cropte De La St. Abre by Jean Marc Nattier.