The Project Runway All Stars designers meet at Jay-Z’s club which, despite Alyssa Milano’s statements to the contrary, is not New York City’s hottest night spot. They’re supposed to watch the bartender mix drinks and somehow that will inspire cocktail dress sketching. This is stupid because the designers are drunk-sketching things that are possibly in an alternate universe loosely related to their chosen liquids. Can we go to Mood, please?
Some bottle blonde British chick walks into the workroom like a low rent Tim Gunn and critiques the designs with gems like, “I could tell you were drunk when you sketched this,” “That outfit last week was definitely not considering the woman who was wearing it,” and “Black is whack.” But there’s a twist! You must make an accessory that is like garnish.
The models strut into the workroom, and did someone just ay, “Let me get this cup ad put it on your meow meow”? Melissa is complaining because she’s sewing suede which is unforgiving. But…she chose the fabric herself, so…no pity. Korto’s model is larger than expected, so she’s a size two instead of a size zero, and it’s time to go to sleep.
We have our usual judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman. They are joined by moderately priced handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff and uber handsome interior designer Nate Berkus.
Irina’s dress is gold and leather and sheer and it’s but together so cheaply that I wonder what the heck she was thinking.
Christopher’s dress is pretty and understated, and very 1920s elegance.
Mychael’s purple plunging neckline is striking and something every woman would want to wear.
Jeffrey’s velvet burnout dress is dated and frumptastic, despite all of the skin shown.
Elena’s cut-out dress is tacky in the way that an Eastern European call girl would pick it off of the rack.
Seth Aaron’s dress is striking and stunning and short and red and slinky.
Melissa’s one-shoulder purple dress is predictable, which is funny because she says, “I think it was bold for me to do.”
Korto’s cocktail dress is fun and flirty,” yet still totally badass.
Viktor’s dress is modern and sculptural and so very delicate.
Seth Aaron, Mychael, and Irina are safe from elimination. The rest are the best and the worst. The top of Viktor’s dress earns “congratulations, darling!” from Isaac. Korto’s dress has this patent leather belt that the judges are torn over, with half love and half hate. Nate flat out says that Christopher should win the challenge. Melissa’s lopsided dress is lopsided. Big shocker. For some reason everyone loves Elana’s hooker outfit. Seth Aaron’s dress falls way flat, and he tosses out excuses about his model being way smaller than his mannequin. Well did you try feeding her sandwiches?
The winner is Viktor, and Elena Christopher, and Korto are safe. So it’s between Jeffrey (who I thought was Seth Aaron?) and Melissa. And Melissa is going home, but Jeffrey Seth Aaron gets a very stern warning.