Project Runway Season 10 Episode 7 Recap: Oh My Lord and Taylor
Aug 31 2012 09:23 am ET
Morning of the next day arrived as Dmitry ironed his shirt while it was on him. Wait. I start off this episode with Dmitry possibly burning himself because he needed to iron his shirt. With Nathan out of the way, Christopher is stuck with Ven and is crossing his fingers that Ven will be going soon afterward. As for the women, the four women were worried about getting rid of the "chiffonies" soon.
Heidi met with the contestants at the runway looking like a bronze disco ball as she made fun of Christopher's stress. She didn't actually say anything as she passed them off to Tim at Lord & Taylor. Along with Bonnie Brooks Tim explained that the challenge was to add the tenth piece to Lord & Taylors capsule collection of Project Runway dresses. Each season had one representative design a piece; some obvious like Uli or Gordana, some less so like Bert. The winning piece would be manufactured by Lord & Taylor and featured in the windows of the 5th avenue store. Bonnie emphasized sophistication and good taste. The dresses also had to be priced between $200 and $300.
There was no budget because the fabrics would be pulled from the collection. Gunnar was excited about the challenge and used Jay (Season 1) as his inspiration. Christopher decided to make a simplistic gown. Most of the contestants decided that simplistic would be the smart way and designers like Elena struggled.
The contestants headed to Parsons and picked up their fabrics at the stewing room. Most of the contestants went with the black. Christopher wanted to shred his ballet pink top. Melissa decided to go with a fabric no one chose. Elena continued to struggle as she cursed up a story.
There was a lot of murmur about how amazing it would be to have their designs. While cost came into play, taste had to match. Elena still didn't have anything done as Sonjia lost all confidence in herself. Alicia wanted a Chanel-inspired piece. Eventually Elena snapped at Gunnar because most of the challenges were built for him; she hates the flowy clothes.
The guys continued to do their girly dresses as all the women struggled with their designs. Somewhere I think that Ven said something sexist. Christopher continued to do his raw-edge silk which annoyed Gunnar and Alicia.
Tim arrived for his feedback. For Gunnar, the lace was okay, but he needed to keep working. Tim called Alicia's piece Joan of Arc. Sonjia was struggling with being on the bottom and Tim tried to reassure her. Fabio wanted to do a visible zipper back; he also worried about the budget. For Elena, her idea worked for Tim, but her budgeting and production value struggled. She started crying and Tim reassured her about how to translate to a mass market. Elena was in tears as Gunnar tried to reassure her.
Ven continued to make a flower dress which he thought was his signature. Tim worried that he was throwing away the rest of the dress. Dmitry's dress had a bit of issues with the top. Christopher's dress had elegance but he was worried about the production value. Melissa questioned the fabric she chose and Tim suggested she take a look at the other bolts of fabric. Tim suggested that maybe a model fitting would help.
At the fittings Melissa's model loved the fabric so she continued on. Gunnar and Fabio managed to create wonderful fits. Alicia continued to make whatever she wanted. Melissa continued to worry about the fit, so she decided to recut a new dress. With an hour to go the women struggled with finishing the dress as she talked about getting eliminated. The lack of confidence hit all the women.
It's the day of the runway challenge and the challenge was on for Melissa as she put the dress together. Tim arrived and reminded the contestants they had the same two hours of prep. The men were confident as the women struggled with sewing. Melissa was in chaos as Christopher tried to make some suggestions. With fifteen minutes to go Melissa and Sonjia was worried. Out of nowhere Sonjia broke down in tears because her dress' fit hit her hard. Melissa was the same as she and Sonjia freaked out. Tim tried to reassure her that everything will be fine.
Heidi welcomed the contestants and reminded Fabio that he was immune. Along with Michael Koors and Nina Garcia was Bonnie Brooks.
Fabio - There was something nice and simplistic about the look, the sheer on the bottom was a wonderful touch. I wasn’t a big fan of the zipper
Melissa - The color looked great on the runway and the top was amazing considering that it didn't have a back.
Gunnar - I thought I've seen the dress before, I almost wished the sparkles were shinier.
Elena - I kind of get it, which surprises me. The harness worked for me.
Christopher - The nude (it would be pink on others) top was a really nice counterbalance to the bottom and the bottom had a good flow.
Alicia - There was something cool about the collar top, even though there is that odd crotch cut.
Sonjia - I don't like the ruffles of the dress, but that's a personal stance. Without the ruffles, the dress would be plain.
Ven - The dress was okay, a bit simplistic and I'm tired of looking at flowers.
Dmitry - The color was great and the way that the lines went down the dress was beautiful; elements of Ven's panels without being so blatant.
Heidi called Ven, Dmitry, and Sonjia. They were all safe. The rest had the high and low scores, but in a twist there were more high scorers than low.
Fabio - High - The dress was versatile with a great detail. Michael liked that the asymmetrical dress worked; he wasn't a fan of the zipper. Nina thought it was classic with a slight twist; she appreciated how many ways the dress could be used.
Christopher - High - Heidi loved how the skin matched the model. Michael liked how the dress looked like separates. He warned Christopher to be a little more selective with the shredding usage. Nina was concerned that it wouldn't fit on many people.
Melissa - High - Michael loved the bronze glamour and the neckline looked great; the asymmetrical dress was off. Nina responded positively from the fabric.
Gunnar - Low - While the dress could match different generations, Nina found it very expected. Michael thought it was already at Lord & Taylor. He then called it "mother of the bride."
Elena - High - After a hard challenge, Elena was in tears because she had a high score. Heidi thought the dress was sellable. The edge of the harness gave it a nice tough. Nina loved the contrast of the harness in the back. Michael thought it was the balance between art and commerce.
Alicia - Low - Heidi admonished Alicia for not thinking that she could do anything. She suggested dropping the line a little lower. Nina thought the dress was a bit too mature. Michael understands the challenge of structure, but it looked like a field hockey outfit.
Heidi announced that the winner was Christopher. In a twist, no one was eliminated. Heidi claimed it was because "everyone met the bar." So wait, does that mean that in most challenges there was someone who clearly sucked?
Next Week: A three-person challenge forces people to beg for money. Dmitry and Elena sound like angry foreigners.
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