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Between the sponsored design challenges and lackluster designers, Project Runway has less pizazz than in earlier seasons. I barely remember who won the past few seasons and can’t recall that many designers that really stood out. In a few weeks there’s another Project Runway All-Stars and looking at the list of designers, I only recognized three and I’m almost positive I only missed the first season and *maybe* one other. I’ve liked Dom since episode two and wanted her in the final three and that’s happening. Of course for the final spot, as with the past few seasons, Heidi decided that the judges would make the designers complete collections and then show the judges three looks on the runway. One designer would advance to New York Fashion Week [NYFW].
The remaining designers need to create a 10-look collection for Spring.
$9000 budget and one look designed with unconventional materials. They have six weeks to design their collections.
Bradon and Dom are designing for NYFW.
Alexandria, Justin and Helen must compete to show at NYFW.
Tim Gunn visits everyone at home to see how they’re progressing.
Dom in Philadelphia
–raised by single mom and her mom runs a restaurant
–inspired by Blade Runner and retrofuturism, angular lines meeting curved lines
–did some drawings and prints with watercolors and made prints
–Mending braces for doors for unconventional piece
–only 3 ½ looks completed
–Dom’s drawings are gorgeous and her concept’s great.
Bradon in Los Angeles
–inspiration growing up in New York state with crocuses poking up through the snow and springtime “clash of nature”
–he’s completed six pieces
–Seeing lots of floral dresses. Unsure what to think and not inspired by his inspirations.
Alexandria in San Mateo, Calif
–edgy, strong and modern “neo-romantic-punk”
–she says it’s “understated but detail oriented”
–she takes Tim to Camp Couture. Not sure if it’s sweat shop training or what it’s supposed to be. the kids are cute and look pretty happy.
–I like the idea for her collection but it’s all in black, beige, gray and white.
Helen in Unionville, NJ
–inspiration is clairvoyance—knowing the unknown—took a photograph of an eye
–using red and some print
–Tim says: “you need to do something that speaks to some innovation”
–Not liking her color palette. The entire collection’s red and a blue print. That never works.
Back in New York when talking to Tim, Helen kept saying how long she worked on something and how hard she worked. “I spend hours on this.” As soon as she talked that way which she’s been doing the entire show I knew she wasn’t making it to New York Fashion Week. Although she’s been a good designer and had won some challenges she’s insecure about her designs and can’t push herself enough. Her vision isn’t clear enough on its own. She needs more time.
Justin in Raleigh, NC
–inspired by sound waves and the story of before and after he got his cochlear implants.
–for unconventional he’s using test tubes and covering a garment with them
–Seems pretty cool.
“I am so happy that Tim Gunn used his save on you and brought you back. I thought it was very fashion forward. Your clothes are very fashion-forward.” –Heidi Klum
“Your first look is very chic. You finale is a wow piece. The 3-D printing is so cool. It’s a great resource in technology.” –Zac Posen
“There’s something very poetic about your designs.” –Nina Garcia
As far as a theme, Justin’s collection has it. And the story’s inspirational and intriguing. His test tube dress looks totally cool.
“Your clothes are fashion-forward. There’s so much detail. I want to have all of this.” –Heidi
“It has a luxe quality to it. The detailing looks very professional.” –Zac Posen
“When it walked out I knew immediately it was you. I fear this is going to look boring. I don’t know if these clothes are show-worthy clothes.” –Nina Garcia
When the judges were discussing the three designers later, Heidi said “poor thing she thinks gray, beige and white are colors.” Very funny.
“I love this minimal yet feminine silhouette that your clothes have.” –Nina Garcia
“You get modern women. The last dress looks like a concept that didn’t come to fruition.” –Zac Posen
“I’m so not happy with what you did today. They’re stuck and they look sad to me.” –Heidi Klum
Justin is IN. Not surprised at all. Alexandria is IN. Both showing at NYFW.
Helen is OUT.
The designers meet Tim at SweetBriar Nature Center on Long Island.
Challenge: create an avant-garde look inspired by butterflies
–Crossbreeding textiles as the butterflies crossbreed
–Jumpsuit underneath another style
Tim: “what do the judges like most from you?”
–Cape with only her face exposed. A big wrapping, cocoon-like. Then she has this orange dress.
Tim says it’s too much. She starts crying and freaking out.
Tim: “I’m going to give you some tough love. Get out of this conundrum. Rally. Rally.”
–Unfinished silk effect black dress.
Tim: “It’s on the Goth side. I’m a fan.”
“My idea is that the back becomes gown-like.”
Tim: “Well, the back’s spectacular. I love it as a piece of sculpture.”
–Making a two piece garment with piping
Tim thinks the textile looks inexpensive so Justin might swap out to another fabric.
They’ll work on the models make-up with Billy B, consulting make-up artist for L’Oreal Paris and also Tom, global nail expert for L’Oreal Paris.
After working on avant garde designs, the next day the designers come in and have to make a transformation look. They choose a losing design and have to transform the look.
“Make it Work” Challenge: create a new look from a losing look from an eliminating designer
Bradon picks Sue’s losing look
Justin picks his own losing look—strapless gown with two slits
Dom picks Jeremy’s red jacket and skirt
Helen picks Kate’s pleated skirt
Alexandria picks Miranda’s look plaid pants
“This was one of the best final runway shows we’ve ever had.” –Heidi Klum
“A lot of drama. She shed the cocoon and the butterfly emerged.” – Heidi Klum
“This reworked piece is so much improved.” –Zac Posen
“That’s a dress that I would wear.” –Emmy Rossum
“Those are my favorite nails on the runway. I’m more a fan of your avant garde look.” – Heidi Klum
“I think it’s okay. I’ve seen this technique many times. It’s sort of like a carrot in the grater.” — Zac Posen
“You edited it down to such a stream-lined silhouette. It’s so streamlined.” – Nina Garcia
“You created this Goth sexy dramatic dress.” – Heidi Klum
“I don’t find it that transporting or magical or beautiful.” — Zac Posen
“This looks like a punk costume in a way. I do love the pants.” – Heidi Klum
“Extravagant, exciting, risky. Everything works. Every angle is an interesting angle.” — Nina Garcia
“This makes me so happy. You have created art.” – Heidi Klum
“I went gaga for it.” — Zac Posen
“It looks super chic.” – Nina Garcia
“I love the exuberance of color and print. I’m blown away. Beautiful use of mixed prints.” — Nina Garcia
“Impeccable work you do.” –Nina Garcia
“You know how to break up prints.” –Zac Posen
BRADON is the WINNER.
BRADON and DOM will be showing collections at New York Fashion Week.
JUSTIN, ALEXANDRIA and HELEN must create collections and compete for the two spots left at New York Fashion Week.
“You know we created the supermodel. It wasn’t until we took the print girls—Naomi, Christy, Linda, Cindy and put them on the runway.” Donatella Versace to a Vanity Fair editor.
The little I knew about Donatella Versace I’d gleaned through tabloids. Not that I knew much about the Versace family or designer Gianni other than his shocking 1997 murder outside his Miami home. I knew the red carpet Versace looks and the glossy magazine ads and other bits and pieces. This film fills in tons of gaps with a solid script and an authentic performance from Gina Gershon as Donatella Versace.
We start right with Gianni [Enrico Colantoni] preparing a runway show amidst a rush of dresses and models. In swoops Donatella. She glances at a model and scoffs at the sandals she’s wearing. Gianni gives his explanation for a connection to the earth but Donatella thinks it’s ridiculous. She whispers to someone to put all the models in stilettos. The woman says, “He’s going to kill you.” The crowd goes wild and after the show Gianni tells Donatella that she was right.
A strongly run family business, Gianni designs the collection, Donatella works as stylist/ publicist and eldest brother Santo [Colm Feore] runs the business end of things. Of course, being the designer, Gianni remains the star and garners much of the credit for the styles. Although extremely close there’s lots of bickering and competition. Donatella possesses a keen sense for trends, publicity and business. She does interviews, handles photo shoots and garners celebrity clients by attending parties and public events. Gianni prefers to remain home with his boyfriend. He’s quieter though many consider him difficult. Donatella wishes she were as creative as Gianni and Gianni wishes he possessed his sister’s publicity and styling abilities. They’re strangely supportive yet jealous of each other. During one particularly awful fight Gianni tells Donatella: “I am the designer. Me. Gianni Versace. And you, Donatella are a stylist.”
Understandably Gianni’s murder rips House of Versace to the core. Donatella enters a truly dark period. She subsists on cocaine, cigarettes, booze, pills and little sleep. Now it’s almost a Lifetime docu-drama “how to lose 100 million in a few years.” Donatella has 20 percent of Versace, Santo has 30 and Gianni left niece Allegra 50 percent. At first this hurts Donatella immensely as if Gianni were trying to control her or ridicule her in some manner. She thinks that he’s “haunting” her from the grave. She feels she’ll end up working for her daughter, losing control of the company, not being able to do what she’d hoped—be a designer in her own right. Versace nearly goes bankrupt. Aunt Lucia [Raquel Welch] comes in to take care of Donatella and her family.
We watch this struggle for Donatella. In attempting to keep Versace going, she tries to remain true to Gianni’s style, relying on drugs and booze to keep her going. Darkness engulfs her and she struggles with that fact that Gianni didn’t believe in her enough to leave the company with her but with her young daughter. She’s terribly insecure. Donatella left college to help Gianni with his dream. She always wanted to have her own fashion line. Her marriage suffers and her children feel alienated as she focused so much on the business.
This is based on Deborah Ball’s book House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder and Survival. Directed by Sara Sugarman and with a script by Rama Stagner [that avoids Allegra's struggles with anorexia and places the focus on Donatella], Gina Gershon brings empathy and depth to her role as Donatella Versace. Many might wonder why they should care about this wealthy woman who hobnobs with celebrities and holds ritzy international parties and outfits A-listers for the most glamorous events. Although this film covers a limited period in Versace’s life it’s clear she’s worked hard to become a successful designer and business icon. She nearly lost her family, ruined her life with drugs and bankrupted her family business.
When she turns 18, Allegra takes over her half and sends her mom to rehab but wants to go to college and be a “normal” girl. When Donatella returns from rehab she’s fresh with design ideas and a new attitude toward her future with the family business. She takes a new approach toward designing a collection. A sober one. Seven years after Gianni’s death Donatella finally designs a collection that fits her aesthetic.
House of Versace premieres on Lifetime on October 5 at 8pm ET/PT.
“I think it’s great that you pay so much attention to what they read and come into a real bookstore instead of just perusing Amazon. bravo.”
“You’re just going to have to keep up with me because I reveal myself very quickly to people.”
HP INTEL textile challenge- create a print inspired by a NEXT GEN innovator
–each designer meets with a young innovator to serve as a muse for the designs as “core inspiration” for the textile design
“I don’t have to run around Mood looking for a print this time, I can just make it.” –Dom
Only seven designers left:
Justin—Nana Meriweather (Miss USA)– non-profits to educate children around the world
KATE—Maria “Girls Who Code”- app- say something- is a software developer—Kate wants to design “binary code” in the textile
Bradon—Nigel-prof BMX biker and also entrepreneur and youth mentor— Bradon envisions “city scape” in textile
Alexandria—Ilana is a chef— Alexandria feels “drawn to brick walls”
Dom—Premal, founder of Kiva, crowd funding loans for business ideas/entrepreneurs- “I’m so inspired by how many people this has reached and I’m excited to translate so many people from so many places into my textile.”
Helen—Ryan—artist, combines new media and technology, Helen’s nervous because she’s never worked w/ textiles but both her parents are artists so she feels a connection with Ryan.
Alexander—Thiago—pastry chef at Catch, named Zagat’s 30 under 30—Alexander says: “Honestly, I’m not that inspired by cakes. I don’t do cake-like things.”
Tim: “I am crazy about this print.”
Dom: “Making a basic body column dress. I don’t know if it’s too much color.”
–I love her print. I love the sketch for the dress and what it looks like she’s doing.
Intends to make a jacket and long skirt
Tim: “I am so perplexed by this. I don’t get it.”
After Tim leaves, Bradon decides to rework everything and scrap the long skirt idea. He makes a bomber jacket instead.
Dress with a blouse under it. “Gussets with a starburst pleat.”
Tim: “Just move forward.”
Making a gown
Tim: “Keep the curves going.”
Having doubts. “I don’t do prints. I’m freaking out. I don’t know what to do.”
Tim: “A challenge has come along where you’re not in your comfort zone but you have to make it work.” He gives her a hug and moves along.
Making an A-line mini skirt and some sort of top or vest
Tim: “Either all the work goes into the top or vest. It can’t go into both.”
Tim: “It’s looking very clerical.”
Alexander: “Tim doesn’t really understand it but I’m not going to change it. This is me.”
Tim: “Most of you are over-thinking it. Don’t. Go with your viscera. That’s why it’s there.” Ah, okay. I realize that much of this gets edited so we don’t know what the designers truly make until it gets to the runway show.
Like: Helen, Justin, Alexander, Bradon
Dislike: Kate, Alexandria
“This dress is runway ready. It feels modern.” –Zac Posen
“This is a challenge that was made for you. You love color. You love prints.” –Nina Garcia
“I loved your dress. It’s vibrant. It’s dynamic.” –Heidi Klum
“There’s a global aspect.” –Peter Som
“I like your print a lot. I think it’s very modern. This is a cool dress.” – Heidi Klum
There’s something very dynamic about the print. There’s something very sporty chic about the outfit. – Nina Garcia
“Totally wearable. Totally now.” – Zac Posen
“I like this print. It looks patriotic. It’s sexy but not slutty. The fit is not perfect.” – Heidi Klum
“This is one of my favorites too. It looks vintage but it could be very modern.” – Nina Garcia
“To me it looks like you spent all your time on the corset part of the dress. This is so not cool and modern.” – Heidi Klum
“I wish you had made this a shorter dress.” – Nina Garcia
“This looks like a depressed dress.” –Peter Som
“I feel that the print you designed isn’t showing me fun and yummy.” – Heidi Klum
“The cut of the dress is very good. She looks like a cult leader of chocolate.” – Zac Posen
“It’s almost like two different recipes came together.” –Peter Som
“I kinda like the print. She’s so covered that it’s almost like when you overindulge in chocolate cake. It’s too much.” – Nina Garcia
“I am overwhelmed by the pleats. There’s too many elements and none of them are working well.” – Nina Garcia
“It is ugly. It really is.” – Heidi Klum
“The fabrication and choice shows every choice. I’m seeing a whole different thing from you.”
Dom is the WINNER
“Your print was vibrant and thoughtful and your dress was super flattering!” –Heidi
Both Alexander and Kate are OUT
Surprised because I didn’t think Alexander’s construction was bad. I liked his dress, didn’t think it hideous at all. I liked the print. Kate had no print and that was the competition–design a textile. Alexandria. Did she design an interesting textile? I really don’t think so.
Laura Dern [Enlightened] in Naeem Khan
Leslie Mann in J. Mendel
Julia Louis-Dreyfus [VEEP] in Monique Lhuillier
Kiernan Shipka [Mad Men] in Delpozo
Michelle Dockery [Downton Abbey] in Prada
Kristen Connelly [House of Cards] in Nicholas Oakwell
January Jones [Mad Men] in Givenchy
Kerry Washington [Scandal] in Marchesa
Mindy Kaling [The Mindy Project] in Edition by Georges Chakra
Ariel Winter [Modern Family] in Lorena Sarbu
Amy Poehler [Parks and Rec] in Basler
Elisabeth Moss [Mad Men, Top of the Lake] in Andrew Gn
Mayam Bialik [Big Bang Theory] in Oliver Tolentino
Jessica Pare [Mad Men] in Oscar de la Renta
Linda Cardellini [Mad Men] in Romona Keveza
Sarah Paulson [American Horror Story] in Carolyn Herrera
Allison Williams [Girls] in Ralph Lauren
Superfan Challenge: L’Oreal Paris Makeover
2-Days for the challenge. Budget is 200-400.
–”Ultimate Project Runway experience”—meet Tim and tour Parsons and the runway set. Tim lets them walk the runway.
Tim tells the designers that they have new clients and that their new clients are excited. “These ladies are Project Runway superfans. Each of these ladies are going to be given a makeover by you.”
Ken: “Tim’s talking and all I hear is blah blah blah. I’ve never sewn for real women.”
Bradon/ Jennifer: black dress w/ black dress over the top—edgy. Jennifer tells Bradon that she wants a very “New York” look.
Dom/Jane-Sarah : date dress of which Tim says: “I find this print to be very problematic.” I like Dom and think she’s talented and think she turned out a lovely dress.
Alexander/Andrea : making a fitted tailored suit. “if this isn’t superbly presented, it’s doomsday,” Tim.
Helen/ Jamie: elegant and modern dress “my philosophy with Jamie is that she’s a wallflower but underneath all those bangs and glasses, she’s a bombshell,” Helen
Alexandria/Stephanie : jacket and skirt, modern and conservative at the same time for a art history major
Justin/ Tristin: black dress. Tristin apparently lost a lot of weight. Justin wanted to make a one-of-a-kind dress and he embroidered her signature on the dress in a sophisticated way. She told him she wanted a modest dress becasue she was Mormon so he didn’t make it low cut or showing too much skin but beautiful still.
Ken/Susie : green and black dress
Kate/ Altagracia: “wants to look like a hot mom”
Alexander and Bradon need to move into Ken and Justin’s room. When Alexander tries to get into the room, Ken’s ironing and refuses to budge. He tells Alexander he’ll be done in a minute. He’s truly pissed that he even has to make rooming changes any longer. As soon as Ken moves, Alexander walks in and pushes the iron board aside and the iron flew off. Ken had a tantrum and the talent coordinator came in to calm him down. It’s possible he has a mood disorder. The next morning, all the designers had to discuss what happened.
“You thought about everything about her body and her new body.” Marie Clare editor
“I applaud you. You made a personal and beautiful black dress.” –Zac Posen
“Sophisticated chic and powerful.” – MC editor
“I love the jacket. On a positive on the dress, her body looks smashing.” –Zac Posen
“She looks spectacular. The color is perfect. The corset fits really well.” –Zac Posen
“It’s the most incredible makeover. You look incredible in it.” –MC editor
“This look doesn’t look hip or modern in my eyes.” –Heidi Klum
“I wish you’d taken that modern art you’re talking about and injected that into it.” Marie Clare editor
“It does look off the rack.” — Zac Posen
“The makeover is beautiful.” — Zac Posen
“I find it so boring. It stretches so badly.” – Marie Claire editor
“You were just sassy and loving it and so happy. From a fashion point of view I didn’t love it. This green is a little sad. These lines aren’t doing you a lot of good.” –Heidi Klum
“You made a simple dress. This is not meticulously well-done.” –MC editor
“It’s not very flattering. Graphically it’s not very well done.” –Zac Posen
HELEN is the WINNER
KEN IS OUT
18-year-old Sophie [Naomi Battrick] travels to Moscow for spring break with her friend Janie [Jemma Dallender] whose father is the U.S. Ambassador to Russia. Although her mother, NYPD detective Stevie [Julie Benz], worries about her a bit she knows that she’s staying at the embassy and should be safe. She tells her partner Jimmy Devlin [Jeffrey Meek]: “She’s grown up so fast. Now she’s wearing make-up and mini-skirts. I still have her Malibu Barbie Dream House . . . Seriously Devlin. What was I thinking sending my teenage daughter to spring break in Moscow?” Devlin reminds her: “It’s Janie’s dad they’re staying with. The point is it’s the U.S. Embassy they’re staying in. They have armed guards around the perimeter.”
Stevie and Devlin aren’t getting along so well at work. Devlin’s frustrated because he loves Stevie and wants more than the occasional hook-up and working together. He’s putting in for a transfer and tells her she needs to let go of the past, particularly her dead husband. Julie Benz plays emotionally damaged characters really well. I like this one better than her Dexter character because she’s a bit more independent and not as much of a doormat. Clearly Stevie’s got self-esteem issues and trust issues with men.
In Moscow after several days sightseeing, Sophie and Janie are restless to see a different side of the city. They meet a cute boy at a museum who gives them a card and his cell number and tells them he’s a concert promoter. “SMS me,” he says. That night the girls sneak out of the Embassy, head to the club where Bobby takes a picture of them and gets told by a shady dude working as the bartender that they’d garner twice the amount of money because they’re 18 and American.
He brings them shots and Janie drinks both of them without questioning the contents. Turns out they’re spiked and soon she’s almost passed out and tells Sophie she doesn’t feel well. Sophie helps her out of the club where some men surround them and put them into a van (later discovered have Russian mafia ties). Really liked that Sophie’s been well-trained as both a New York kid and the daughter of a police officer. When the men start to take her she dials her mom’s number and leaves the cell on while she uses self-defense methods to try to ward off the attackers as best she can. She also calls out the name “Bobby.” As soon as her mom gets that call, she’s in police detective and super mom mode– off to save her daughter in Russia.
Bobby, the young guy who befriended the girls, is handsome, charming so not someone who’d raise any red flags. It’s so important that young women see that anyone could abduct them. It’s not always some creepy, looking loner type. It could be someone they’d want to date. They both think he’s cute. They would never think he’d try to hurt them and that’s often how young women get into dangerous situations at nightclubs or fraternity parties etc. Well done on that casting Lifetime. A pretty face can be the face of evil. What scared me was that he took their picture and then went to consult with a guy at the bar and they said that they could get double the price because they were American and 18. Just chilling that people market people’s lives. That they buy and sell people without a second thought.
Sophie’s mom gets on the next plane to Moscow and starts searching for her daughter knowing — as with most missing persons cases–that she only has about 48 hours. CIA agent [Amy Bailey] assigned to the Embassy helps Sophie and quickly matters become dangerous as they involve both the Russian mafia and possibly the police. The movie goes off the rails when the CIA agent and Stevie started talking about the men they cared about but didn’t have much time for due to their careers. Not leaning in apparently. The CIA agent mentioned her Navy Seal’s last name and that it was almost a deal breaker. Really? You realize you don’t have to change your name. And then she asked Stevie about her guy and his last name and said it was a good last name for her name. Oh, Lifetime, you’ve come so far and yet still have so far to go toward the advancement of women and women’s empowerment and women’s equality. I guess what do I expect when popular shows include Devious Maids and Dance Moms?
This is a fast-paced, effective movie about the dangers involved with young women traveling abroad in Eastern Europe and Asia where sex trafficking’s become a massive money making industry where people’s lives are the commodities. People’s lives are ruined. People are treated as property. It’s scary and disgusting.
The U.S. State Department estimates that 27 million people are victims of human trafficking, many forced into sexual slavery and many never heard from again.
Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker airs on Lifetime, Saturday September 21 at 8pm ET/PT
he’s amazing in LUTHER and was brilliant in The Wire and RockN’Rolla
“Now that I’ve achieved some of the things that I’ve wanted to achieve, I’m not going to be a slave to it all of a sudden. I respect the artist that lives that way. The people that just go, ‘You’re going to hate me for what I just did, or you’re not going to understand why I made that film or that record or whatever, but what you are watching is someone that’s living their life.’ You know: I’m not watching you; you’re watching me.”
“That really is more about the writing of The Wire than it is the performance. You know, Stringer Bell is a great character that was written. I happened to play him, but it could’ve been anybody playing that role.”
Heidi tells the designers they’re getting the morning off for a Southern-style brunch at Juliette. During brunch, Tim arrives to inform them of the latest challenge. It’s for the southern woman. He reminds them that Southern women love bright colors and dresses vibrantly and expressively. She likes feminine details and uses accessories.
Belk Challenge: Create a day or evening look for the modern, Southern woman.
**Winning look will be sold at Belk and at Belk.com
Helen gets yellow with a lace layering—“sunflower dress”
Dom gets a lovely black and white fine zebra print
Kate gets a pretty print for dress
Alexander has plaid silk charmeuse
Bradon also chooses plaid fabric
Alexandria has a blue plaid fabric
Ken is using a deep purple
Justin has orange and black
“This is terrible that this stereotypical southern woman that people up north have in their mind.” –Ken
Alexander—building a bodice, cocktail dress
Bradon—“I love this textile,” Tim says. Bradon’s worried that it’s a bit too 50s
Justin—Tim worries it looks too Halloweenish with his color combos
Jeremy—“excited to be working on a tailored jacket” in red. Dress underneath in a print that’s long and fitted and mid-calf
Ken—Tim seems happy with what he’s doing and most designers think that he’s the biggest threat
Helen—“inspiration was fresh and outdoors”
Dom—“designed a basic maxi” and Tim asks if it’s under-designed
Alexandria—“it’s reading very Bohemian-like,” Tim says.
“I do like it that it is super short in the front and long in the back.” –Heidi Klum
“Working in madras or plaid can be risky. It felt fresh, modern and very Southern.” –Zac Posen
“You chose an expected fabric and you designed something unexpected.” –Nina Garcia
“The dress looks beautifully made.” –Zac Posen
“I think she looks sexy and sophisticated.” –Heidi Klum
“The volume on the bottom has a good balance for the fit on the top.” –Stacy Kiebler
“This is a really fun use of color.” –Stacy Kiebler
“I’m not a fan of this dress. It’s not flattering.” –Heidi Klum
“I thought the execution of this dress was great. I could see that on a rack.” –Tom from Belk
“I think we all agree this doesn’t look very modern. I’m not very happy about the silhouette.” –Heidi Klum
“It looks like a casino jacket.” –Zac Posen
“It doesn’t seem very hip and the length seems very hip to me.” –Stacy Keibler
“I’m not that interested in the dress. It’s not a wow piece to me. Fashion is about taking those smart risks.”–Zac Posen
“It’s very unflattering regardless of where she’s going to.” –Heidi
“It read a little bridesmaid to me.” –Belk guy
“I could see this in a mall but it’s not fashion-forward.” –Heidi Klum
“I hate the color it looks like hospital scrubs.” –Nina Garcia
“I need to see what oomph you have as a designer.” –Zac Posen
BRADON is the WINNER of the challenge.
Bottom three designers have one hour to re-design their outfits or start off and show the judges a more modern look. They can work with one other designer. Jeremy works with Alexander. Ken chooses Kate because she can sew quickly and she “knows how things work.” Dom picks Helen because she’s the “only one she trusts.”
Here’s what they end up with:
The judges ADORE Dom’s rework. Tom from Belk is SO impressed that he decides that he wants to reproduce her look for Belk stores and online.