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Project Runway Recap: Senior Fling

March 01, 2013 04:10 AM by Donna W. Martin

On this week’s episode of Project Runway, the 11 remaining designers teamed up to create ageless and timeless designs for mature clients. Whose design stood the test of time? And whose didn’t quite make it? Take the jump to find out.

This week, the designers were challenged to create timeless designs for seniors.  Each member of each team were asked to create a look that was fashionable and stunning based on what their clients wanted and that also highlighted his or her design style.

The designers were assigned random clients and were given 30 minutes for a consultation and to sketch. Then they were off to Mood where they had a budget of $200 per look and 30 minutes to shop.

After the designers had worked for a while, Tim came in to check their progress. He was concerned about Kate’s design because of the sharp contrast in her fabrics. She was pairing a dark, solid top with a light print skirt. He agreed with Amanda that her dress looked like a vintage housecoat. And Patricia’s garment looked like a potato sack.

Later, the clients came in for a fitting. Kate was in trouble because her garment was a nightmare. And Patricia wasn’t doing much better. She was nervous and scared because her design wasn’t coming together. So she decided she would start over the following day.

The next day, Amanda ran out of fabric for the sleeves and was unhappy with the ugly shape of her dress. Patricia changed her look making a more modern cape to replace the potato sack look she had created the day before.

Then the clients came back in for final fittings and to prepare for the runway. Tu’s client wasn’t happy and said there was too much fabric in her dress. Stanley worked down to the wire hoping he hadn’t bitten off more than he could chew. And Amanda was completely embarrassed by her dress, but it was too late to do anything about it because it was time to hit the runway.

After the clients walked the runway, Heidi told Michelle, Patricia, and Layana they were safe. The rest of the designers made up the top and bottom scores. Samantha and Daniel, and Richard and Stanley had the high scores. And Kate and Tu, and Amanda and Benjamin had the low scores.

The judges critiqued the designs and asked the clients if they liked their garments. Everyone liked their garment except Tu’s client.

Heidi declared Stanley the challenge winner. Richard, Daniel, Samantha, Kate, and Tu were all safe. That left Amanda and Benjamin in the bottom two even though Tu’s client wasn’t happy and his dress was held together with a belt.

Guest designer Rachel Roy said Amanda’s design had one mistake after another from the neck to the hem. Guest judge Joan Rivers agreed saying the hemline was bad and the sleeves were wrong. Heidi said it was too flowy and Nina said it was too girly and looked like something for a child.

Heidi told Benjamin the chest, waist, and arms of his dress were too tight. Rachel and Nina agreed that there were construction problems and that he tried to manipulate the fabric too much. And Joan said the dress made his client look heavy and stiff.

In the end, Heidi said Amanda’s dress had major construction issues and that Benjamin’s dress looked tight and uncomfortable. Benjamin was out and Amanda was in.

What did you think of this week’s episode? Did you agree with the judges’ decision to send Benjamin home? Or should Tu have gone home for disappointing his client? Post a comment and let us know.

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One Response to “Project Runway Recap: Senior Fling”

  1. Kel and Rob Says:
    March 2nd, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    “Did you agree with the judges’ decision to send Benjamin home?”

    Biggest Snub on Project Runway Ever… The show needs to be less obvious that it is rigged.


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