A few seconds later in the promo when they supposedly show the designers reacting to Tim's announcement, they do a wide shot, showing, from left to right, Keith, Jeffrey, then the same designers from the second reaction shot, in the exact same configuration and wearing the exact same clothes they were before, we find out Vincent was the one cut out of the first two reaction shots (he's wearing brown), then the same designers from the first reaction shot, in the same configuration, wearing the same clothes, and then Kayne on the far right. In the wide shot, Angela is clearly wearing a taupe, khaki sort of neutral color.
Cut back to Tim making the "serious announcement". I could be wrong about this, but whereas in the previous shots he seemed to be wearing a bright white shirt, it now looks like he's wearing a very toned blue or a light grey shirt. Cut back to Angela reacting to the serious announcement. She is NOT wearing glasses, she's now wearing a completely different top, looks green, with some kind of embellishment on the left shoulder.
So basically, unless during the announcement about who got ejected, Angela removed her glasses, rearranged her hair slightly behind her ear and changed her clothing, they've been trying to snooker us.
I'm inclined to think it's Keith, for the following reasons.
1) Although Keith has explained the sketches which were copies of other designers, Bravo hasn't made any official statements about it... not that that's the reason he gets cut.
2) He and Vincent are really the only men getting "villain" edits - much more Keith. And Tim seems the most against him in his blog. Plus there was that whole mess with the Macy's bracelet as the dog collar on the last episode - looks like foreshadowing. (If we see a recap of this in the beginning of the show, I would be willing to bet it's Keith that goes.)
3) Keith's designs (except the gown, which was a team venture) are perfectly executed, professional work! I really want to believe he is just that talented, but given that he designs menswear and didn't bring any original work to his audition, it's just too fishy.
4) In the previews it seems like they're making it look like it's Robert or Kayne, which is very unlikely - like Bravo wants to make it look like it's someone else. Keith is not featured in the preview except in group shots.
I have to admit I really hope it's not Keith, but I think it is. I know he is arrogant and stubborn, but I have LOVED what he has designed so far. Plus I thought it was sweet when he was trying to encourage Bradley on the last episode.
Keith is sent home for submitting sketches to Project Runway which looked almost identical to dresses by top designers like Giambattista Valli. He faces plagiarism charges
Welcome Insider, to FORT. I think if you read previous posts about Keith's drawings, he was reporting on trends for a client. He didn't represent these as his own designs.
As long as the ousted person isn't Michael, I'll be okay. lol
Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes
I am very curious as to whether Keith's garments are supposedly more professionally finished looking than anyone else's because he's just that much better of a seamstress than a lot of the designers, whether its because he's sabotaging other people's machines and thereby gaining an unfair advantage, or because he's getting help from the outside.
At first, I surmised that the only outside help he could get, if indeed he were cheating and his sneaking out was not to go to bars late at night, but was to meet with an accomplice, was help with designing the dresses, pattern pieces, etc. But I've rethought that. If he had an accomplice who knew which fabric/fabrics he used, and went to Mood and purchased more of the same, he might be able to communicate with that person through a smuggled blackberry or cell phone, then sneak out at night to meet them to get some pieces of the garment which the accomplice had sewn, given that they would have unlimited access to supplies, no time restrictions like the designers, etc. He could then go to the sewing room, take out the pre-sewn items, and pass them off as his own work. He might be able to get away with that, but I suspect the show's producers had a hidden camera installed in the sewing room to find out who was sabotaging the machines, and that's how he may have gotten caught. I'm not saying its the most likely scenario, or even the most plausible, but it is *POSSIBLE*.
I think I've found something else that points to Keith as the booted designer. I went back to watch the promo commercial (not the bit at the end of the show, but the actual commercial) to see if they had shots of all the designers when they said "who will be the first designer kicked off the show..." I figured if he was the ejectee, he probably wouldn't be cooperating with the producers in filming the commercial footage, whenever that was done. All but one of the designers is shot against the white Project Runway background used for the opening credits, except one. There's head shots of Katherine, Angela, Kayne, Bradley, Allison, Uli, Michael, Laura, all looking like extremely brief video cuts...then a picture of Keith.
Unlike the other pictures, Keith had a red and white background, but his picture looks flat, like it was a photograph, not video of a person. Whereas on pause on the Tivo all the other designer's pictures looked three dimensional, his has a different background, and it looks completely flat, completely two dimensional, like a staged photo, not like a video clip. Then back to Bonnie, Michael, Jeffrey, and Vincent, and surprise, the background is back to pure white, and all of them look three dimensional again.
Some one else with a Tivo or digital recorder check this out, see if I just have an incredibly overactive imagination, or it looks like I'm right.
Last edited by PhoneGrrrl; 07-29-2006 at 10:49 PM. Reason: Remove reference to moved posts
I wonder if Keith (or whomever, but please God, if it could be him I would go back to eating fish on Fridays) gets kicked out for doing something to Malan's dress. I was listening to Tim's take (I hate that now you have to subscribe to ipod to get them on time), and the shortness of the dress wasn't a matter of running out of material. It just seems odd that they would make such an elementary mistake. Oh well, we will soon (but not soon enough) find out.
I was intrigued enough to go check it out, and I do believe you're correct, Closet Fan! Good eye!Originally Posted by Closet Fan