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Nursing a Runway Hangover

By Joanna Miller in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 9, 2006 6:03PM

 chloe.jpgIf you heard a groaning noise coming from various corners of the city last night around 9:57 p.m., it was the sound of collective disgust at the Project Runway season two finale. There’s still some shock in the Chicagoist offices today that Chloe’s “Aaron Spelling ‘80s costume collection” took home the big prize.

To be honest though, the entire show left us, well, underwhelmed. Bad boy Santino Rice kept things tame with a pretty-but-boring collection. (He was apparently in town last night to watch the finale. Any sightings?) Even our pretend boyfriend, Daniel Vosovic, left us disappointed. He’s just so cute, like a “blossoming emo flower” as our friend likes to say, but his military/Japanese-inspired clothes seemed neither military nor Japanese and were just plain dull.

The judges left us equally annoyed. We weren’t buying normally harsh and dismissive Nina Garcia’s whiney “It’s so hard, I love them all.” And don’t get us started on Debra Messing. “Did your line tell the story you wanted it to tell?” Ugh. We kept thinking of Jay McCarroll’s technicolor street wear with matching spray-painted headphones. Where was the drama this year? Maybe the judges were looking for a safer choice after Jay told them where they could stick their $100,000 and Banana Republic internship.

Kara Janx, the last contestant to be booted before the finale, also showed at fashion week, and we think we found the drama. Kara will be hawking her lingerie line at Isabella Fine Lingerie (1101 W. Webster) tonight. Be warned, Chicagoist hears these tiny boy-cut numbers are not so comfortable, especially for women with, how should we say, booty. Love the clothes though darling! Kisses!