September 09, 2010 10:29 PM by Rebecca Ford
This week on Project Runway, the contestants have a stormy experience when Michael Kors asks them to create resort wear. But a special twist throws the contestants for a loop. Also, Ivy continues her attacks on other contestants, with a new victim!
After last weekâ€™s elimination of Peach and win by Michael C., the contestants seem to be in a state of shock. Michael C. has noticed that none of the contestants are happy for him.
There are only four girls left on the show, so they all move into one room. The contestants meet Heidi Klum for their assignment. Michael C. has immunity this week.
Heidi says to meet Tim Gunn and a special guest at the marina for a fun day. When they arrive, they see that Michael Kors is the special guest!
They tell the contestants that their challenge is to create a resort wear look. To get them into a relaxation mode, they will go on a boat ride to sketch, and Michael Kors gives them sunglasses from his line.
They snack and drink on the boat, and then begin to sketch. April and Mondo have a heart-to-heart about their design aesthetics. April is nervous because sheâ€™s never really done resort wear. She thinks sheâ€™ll do something all-black.
The contestants dock, and head to Mood for fabric. They scramble around for fabric.Â When they get back to the workroom, Tim Gunn shows up with the velvet bag. The contestants know he is up to no good!Â Heâ€™s putting them into teams of two. They will be executing each others design work! What an opportunity for sabotage!
Valerie is teamed with Andy, Michael C. is with Mondo (who is not happy), April is with Christopher, Casanova is with Gretchen, and Ivy is with Michael D.
The contestants get to work with their new partners. Mondo is honest that heâ€™s nervous about Michael C. especially because he has immunity. Michael C. has to work with someone who does not sketch! Mondo only makes notes. Casanova make a lot of huge sketches, so Casanova thinks she is confusing his problems with English with his eyesight! Gretchen points out that Casanova is heading back into â€œgrandmotherâ€ category.
Michael C. says heâ€™s upset that people say he canâ€™t sew. Mondo realizes that heâ€™s been acting rudely to Michael C. He apologizes to him.
Michael C. visits Gretchen and Casanova, who are both doing big pants. So is Michael C.! He likes Aprilâ€™s idea, but suggests that she make a boy short. He is confused by Ivyâ€™s design. She seems to have dumbed it down, and Michael Kors says it looks a little too career-oriented.
Michael Kors is tough on Valerie. He says she uses colors that no one likes. She expresses her frustration in never winning.
The models show up for a fitting. Ivyâ€™s design is not really fitting, and Michael D. is probably the problem.Â Valerie calls her mom, for the emotional phone call of the issue. This seems like a theme that could be cut! Itâ€™s cheesy and lame.
The next day at the hotel, Ivy expresses her concern with Michael D.â€™s inability to sew her look. Back in the workroom, Tim Gunn shows up, telling them they have 2 hours to get their models to hair and makeup.
The designers fit the models. Ivy is literally watching Michael D. over his shoulder as he sews. She comes off as very compulsive and annoying.Â Ten minutes before the show, the designers are allowed to take possession of their own designs. Ivy is pumped, and scrambling to get her look done.
The contestants take a seat by the runway and are greeted by Heidi. The guest judge is actress Kristen Bell.
They start the runway show. Mondoâ€™s outfit is â€œsunnyâ€ and bright on the runway, but his model isnâ€™t bringing the bubbly personality. Ivy is worried her piece looks a little boring. April says her piece looks exactly like she wanted, like an asylum vacation. Casanova is happy with his piece, and thinks that Heidi would love wearing it. Andyâ€™s swimsuit turned out great! Itâ€™s bright and sexy.
Next, Heidi calls Andy, Casanova, Mondo, April, Ivy and Michael D. to stay for further questioning. They have the highest and lowest scores.
Ivy, Casanova and Mondo are told they are the bottom three. Andy, Michael D. and April are told they have the highest scores, so they will be questioned first.
Michael Kors loves Aprilâ€™s tough-punk baby doll look. Nina also says it looks stunning.
Andyâ€™s swimsuit and wrap is also a success with the judges. They say it looks sophisticated and expensive. Ivy says that she helped Michael D. with his outfit. Michael Kors loves it, and Kristen Bell says it looks effortless.
As for the worst of the bunch, Mondo says he doesnâ€™t know what resort wear is. The judges say that is not excuse and that the outfit looks too juvenile. When the judges ask Michael C. how it was working with Mondo, he is very kind to Mondo and vice-versa.
Thatâ€™s not the case for Ivy. She throws Michael D. under the bus, saying she had to dumb down her outfit.
Michael Kors says itâ€™s a â€œyawn.â€ Nina Garcia says sheâ€™s not sure if Ivy has design skills or just sewing skills.
Heidi asks why Michael C. was rolling his eyes. Michael C. says Ivy is very hard to work with. Heidi calls out Ivy for throwing Michael D. under the bus. Finally, the judges see the real Ivy!
Casanova says he designed with his grandmother in mind. The judges say the outfit is too old and that thereâ€™s nothing cool about it. Nina says his designs are all over the place.
After the judges talk about the looks, they call out the six designers. Heidi says that Michael D. is in. They award April the win! Andy is also safe.
Now, for the loser. Mondo is safe, so it’s between Ivy and Casanova. Heidi announces that Casanova is going home, and Ivy has another day to terrorize the other contestants. This show will be a lot less fun without Casanova and his “exaaaactly.”
Does anyone else feel that this show doesnâ€™t need the extra half an hour? It drags on, just like Casanovaâ€™s â€œgrandmotherâ€ pants.
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