Latest “Project Runway All Stars” castoff Sweet P (a.k.a. Kathleen Vaughn) has no problem the new “PR” judges, but she respectfully disagrees with their decision to send her home.
“I actually do stand by my pieces,” she tells reporters on a conference call after her elimination. “I definitely don’t want to argue about
it, but I really felt like I shouldn’t have been on the bottom this
week, and I loved my dress from the first week.
I felt like mine was definitely more creative. I don’t know!”
Sweet P says that maybe the judges weren’t looking for the best ball
gown designs, rather they were praising the more TV-friendly, dramatic
looks. “Some of the dresses up on the runway last night were not ball
gowns at all, but they looked dramatic,” she says. “I don’t think it’s
going for forward fashion or individuality so much, it’s going for
what’s good TV.”
Regardless, she says she thinks the judges did a good job at .
“I feel like
they were really trying to respect us as all stars on this season, so
they really did treat us a little more with respect as far as
understanding our own individual styles,” she says. “They sort of know now what each
one of us is about. I’m glad that they were like that. I don’t think
they have to be that negative.”
So, now that she’s out of the competition, who is she throwing her weight behind?
“I think Mondo was great,” she says. “I love his stuff, I loved him on his season. I’m kind of rooting for [the designers] who I became really good friends with on the show: Austin, Kara, Kenley. I think Kenley and Austin have a good chance of winning. I also think Michael is really talented. I know he’s been criticized for not going to school, but he has what it takes to be a designer. He’s really good.”