I am so excited to write this recap, I can hardly stand it. I may have stated multiple times during this episode that this was the best hour of Project Runway ever. Fashion icons, sequins, love, drama, bitchiness, feathers, stank looks ... amazing.
Bob Mackie is the man behind the magic of this episode and that is thrilling to me. Most people may know Bob Mackie because he designs sparkling monstrosities for the tackiest stars in the universe, I know his name for a different reason. You see, every Christmas, my grandmother would get the FAO Schwartz Catalog and there was always a special edition Bob Mackie Barbie doll for the bargain price of around $200. I wanted one so badly, to display on my little white shelf between my pink fish tank and my Alice in Wonderland Tea set. Sadly, I never got a Bob Mackie Barbie doll but don't feel bad for me, my childhood wasn't totally ruined because of this...I got over it sometime in high school. Anywho, enough reminiscing about me because Mr. Mackie made quite the little fuss among the men of Runway, I was concerned that Nicolas may explode at some point, it was the like "The Feather Prince" meeting his King, "The Sultan of Sequins" for the very first time. He neared tears but held it together, probably in an effort to remain manly, because if you can't tell, manliness is a huge deal for Nicolas (insert sarcastic look here). And if Bob Mackie isn't enough to make a gay man shake with pure delight, they will be designing a stage costume for none other than Christina Aguilera. HOLY EFFING CRAP, the woman behind such hits as Genie in a Bottle and Dirrty!? Yes, THAT Christina Aguilera.
A challenge like this cannot be drama free and we got so so much of it, let's start with the annoyingly talkative Shirin.