'Project Runway Talk': Louise claims sabotage in the workroom! Plus, where the heck are Nina and Michael?!

Hey hey hey, Runway fans. As promised, I bring you the hotly hopefully mildly anticipated premiere of EW.com’s newest weekly series, Project Runway Talk, in which my colleague Dalton Ross and I chat with the most recently ousted Runway contestant. This week we sat down with Louise Black, whose attempt at going “a little more over the top” for the Macy’s challenge ended in her getting Auf’d. Click below to hear what the gal with a gift for bird calls had to say — in both avian language and English! — about missing out on Nina and Michael, Nicolas’ slippery doublespeak, and what shall henceforth be known as The Case of the Missing Bobbin.

Oh, and since many of you have been wondering on the message boards just where on earth Nina Garcia has been for the past five weeks, allow me to shed some light. It appears that Señora Don’t Bore Me was in France covering the Paris shows when the last handful of episodes taped. She’ll return later this month. Michael Kors was back this week (woo-hoo!) after a business trip to Europe. Here’s what Lifetime had to say about their absence: “As in previous seasons, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia were not able to appear in every episode of Project Runway due to their busy work schedules. Michael and Nina are an important part of Project Runway and either one, if not both, will be seen in every single remaining episode of Season Six on Lifetime through the show’s finale.”

Alrighty then. Now on to Louise:

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  • dawnomite

    She is so great!

  • Angel

    It’s the boring challenge that makes the designers come up with boring outfits. PR should push their skills, but with ho-hum challenges the show paints itself as having no directions during the time when they are not sure when the case (bravo vs lifetime) will be settled or not.

  • myprettypony

    I’m glad I don’t have to look at her bad bangs ever again.

  • nomadreader

    Wouldn’t logical thinking also lead to the conclusion shooting in LA makes it hard for Michael and Nina to be there when they both have jobs that require them to travel and live/work in New York?

  • brenda BuBois

    Project Runway jumped the shark when it moved to LA and to Lifetime. It’s boring a boring cliché now.

    • jcdc13

      Plus I keep trying to tape it on Bravo!

    • Prabal

      I do agree that it has become boring. I don’t why since I am in India and it shouldn’t matter to me whether it is LA or NY. I guess the participants this time around are boring.

  • caliban821

    The problem was not LA per se. The problem was filming season 6 in september when many major fahsion events are occuring. I believe both Nina and Kors were out of the country when absent. The show is normally taped in the summer. Blame the Weinsteins

    • April

      the show was taped during the summer it is just airing now because fashion week has already ended and the winner of this seasons p.r. had their designs at bryant park.

  • Jill

    Who cares neither one of them are that good..I say can Kors and Garcia and get some real talent to judge the show.

  • Scooter

    Dalton and Missy–Thanks for starting up “Runway Talk”!! I’ve been a big fan of “Survivor Talk,” so this is a great addition to EW! Two suggestions: 1. When various designs from the season are discussed, could you insert a short visual as a reminder? 2. Any chance at “Talk”-ing with previously eliminated contestants (esp. Johnny)?

  • Benoreno

    I thinks that it’s hypocritical to ding the contestants for making clothing that you can find at any department store, but then ask them to make clothing that will be sold at a major department store. Isn’t the premise of this show to find the next fashion designer? Do you think that Eva Longoria Parker would go to Macy’s to buy a dress that could be worn by thousands of other folks? Probably not.

  • David

    I think this challenge takes the prize for worst batch of designs in runway history. None of the designers actually responded to the challenge correctly. The 2 designs were suppose to be cohesive. They certianly were anything but. It’s like they didn’t understand or even listen to the challenge. None of the leaders actually led. And as far as the judges, they were being way to soft, they should have sent the entire lot back to the workroom to execute the challenge correctly. And the Macy’s woman choose Louise for her design…didn’t she show the dress had ruffles? I think next season…the judges should put some teeth behind their bite.

    • hobokendave

      Here’s a twist the show hasn’t used yet: All your designs sucks, there is no winner this week.

      • Jaime

        That’s a smart idea. That would be great and maybe motivate them to actually come up with something worthwhile. This last week really sucked!

  • starchild

    instead of nicholas, it would have been nice to have seen the dresses she was referring to inserted.

  • Melissa Renteria

    How are we supposed to read the story with the Kohl’s pop-up ad blocking it?

  • Laura

    For the last few shows there has been little of the “wow factor” that we have seen in past shows. At this point no one is sticking out as the best of. Also as far as Logan he designs have been marked simply “IN” on just about every show never one of the top 2 or 3 or one of the bottom I think you need that as part of your growth being on the show and as a designer. Don’t even get me started on the show that the outfits were based on movies all were bad even the winner. Now what would Chris March have come up that I would a preferred to have seen

  • donnadonna

    Love Project Runway Talk! Insightful and clever. Thanks!

  • ashley

    i love you guys….this is amazing! great q’s, and you rule.

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