Stanley won for an extreme baby doll commercial dress.
Richard was auf'd for his commercial companion piece.
He was able to hug nearly everyone goodbye.
Life is SO hard when people get in the way of one's delusions of grandeur & importance.
Mentor Tim Gunn calls the remaining five contestants back to the runway. Once there host Heidi Klum and Mr. G. explain that they will be designing on their own. Uli's finale collection music in A plays, and Stanley Hudson proclaims, "Happy Days Are Here Again!" Ms. K. states that they will all be getting helpers. Mr. G. tells them a field trip awaits them in the morning.
Don't you miss the days when models had names and were actual people?
Tim and the 5 contestants meet Nina at the top of the escalators. Ms. Garcia shares that this challenge is to create a fashion forward, editorial look for a celebrity fashion story that will run in Marie Claire's May 2013 issue.
Then Nina breaks down the rules.
1. No red carpet looks
2. No gowns
3. No t-shirt & pants
4. Must be editorial
5. Must be bold with color
6. Must be bold with shape
7. Must be bold with print
8. Must be bold with silhouette
b. Must be bold with SOMEthing
c. Per Tim, "You will be designing what's NEXT, not what is now"
d. Do your BEST work
e. "You can!," encourages Tim
9. Do not disappoint Nina
10. Do not embarrass Nina
May I ask a couple of questions? How many of you needed to be told ANY of that? How many of the 5 designers do you think had to be told any of that?
The contestants sketch and explain in interviews what they are thinking. Layana is inspired by the Hearst building itself. Her idea is reminding more of Patricia than herself. Stanley is relieved he no longer has to carry a teammate. (Just watch what this means to him!) He is designing a tight structured jacket, and a very big, bulky pant.
Daniel is excited about his jacked up jacket and plain shorts. It doesn't matter what Patricia thinks because she will change her vision at least three times before the finished garment hits the runway. Well, I am sure it matters to her, but you & I don't have to memorize her initial thoughts. They are gonna change, change and change again.
That was a great season! I miss Anthony Capon!
Michelle decides to make a shirt and pants. That's almost verbatim what Nina said in point #3 what NOT to do. All you are missing is a "T."
So, that's your strategy, Michelle, to piss off Nina?
They get one day and $250 to create their Jordana Brewster for May 2013 Marie Claire looks.
It's at this point that I fear I owe Layana an apology. Well, maybe not, but, just to be safe, I'm so sorry. B/M isn't editing her to look all whiny this week. In fact, she seems like she is getting the Ben Chmura edit (no camera time.) That can be dangerous, but I suspect she is going to be in the middle / safe this week. Maybe it is just that the camera people are afraid to get too close?
Since Stanley won last week's challenge, he can pick from the five most recently eliminated contestants first. He picks Tu? Why? Tu's looks haven't always been perfect. Stanley interviews that Tu is the best and likes making jackets, and since Stanley has a leather jacket to be made, it's a no brainer.
Michelle picks Amanda, Daniel calls Samantha, Layana grabs Kate and Patricia is blessed with Richard again.
Tim states that the remaining contestants are in charge of both the design and the assistant. Stanley brings out the whip and Tu is worked to the bone.
The Easter Peep yellow is not an issue?
Tim states that he is happy with how ambitious everyone is. Soon after he leaves ...
Close enough to praying, huh?
Or was she just playing peek-a-boo with Richard?
Or was she just playing peek-a-boo with Richard?
Host supermodel Heidi Klum, acclaimed American designer Zac Posen, Marie Claire fashion director Nina Garcia and actress Jordana Brewster are the judges this week.
Michelle Lesniak Franklin
The judges don't like Patricia's design (a tent for a lady with a killer body.) Nina states that she usually likes her point of view. A few of them state that it is unfinished. Heidi thinks it could be salvaged for a photo shoot with various accessories. Huh? They are soft selling the complaints. Wait, Patricia isn't a lost cause, she might stay? Heidi asks how it was to work with Richard, and, while Patricia doesn't bad mouth Richard too much, the end result is that the judges do feel sorry for her. Or maybe they all hate him, too?
In the back room Patricia is certain she will be the one to go, and Layana calls her on it (probably in a supportive manner.) Michelle interviews that she is trying to be quiet, not be overly emotional in front of everybody.
They keep Michelle hanging, and the melancholic auffing music in c minor plays. Finally, Heidi says that Michelle will have 'a do or die moment' to determine whether she will continue or not. They were about to send her home, but they will give her one last shot, which they will explain in a little bit (next episode.) What, she isn't auf'd right now?
I don't know. We'll see next week when we learn exactly what has to transpire in order for Michelle to stay. A sincere apology for not listening to Nina? A win in the next challenge? Removing Richard from the planet? What do you think? As long as she doesn't have to KILL anybody, I guess I am alright with Michelle staying on. I mean, I do anticipate a decent collection from her, although, I will admit, I have NOT looked at the finale collections yet, not even the decoys.
As far as the episode's title, they WEREN'T on their own, they had HELP.