There are only four designers left on Project Runway All Stars – Christopher, Korto, Elena, and Seth Aaron. It’s time for ready-to-wear, and the challenge is to design an outfit for Milly’s collection that retails for under $400 using Milly designer Michelle Smith’s custom fabrics which are often gorgeous in a bizarre modern-vintage kind of way. She manufactures all of her clothes in the New York garment district, so good on her.
To the runway! The judges are Georgina Chapman, Isaac Mizrahi, Kristin Chenoweth, Nick Cannon, Michelle Smith, and Alyssa Milano.
Christopher’s asymmetrical black-and-white fabric and leather dress is…too much. It just doesn’t work together.
Seth Aaron’s black-and-white stripes with a hint of neon pink is pretty and flirty and just that tiny bit of edgy.
Korto’s print fiesta stripe-o-rama is surprisingly boring.
Elena’s white dress is badass, slick, and unique but will end up on the sale rack at Century 21 unless it is produced in another color.
The judges love Elena’s white dress but are not sold on the front zipper. They also like Christopher’s mishmash, but Isaac is a little confused and Michelle isn’t feeling the bodice. Korto’s dress is hit-and-miss. The judges praise the back, but not the front. Seth Aaron’s dress is called “spectacular,” and Kristin Chenoweth wants it in a size teeny tiny.
It seems to be between sending home Korto or sending home Christopher. But the winner is clear, with Seth Aaron taking a guaranteed place in next week’s finale. Elena is safe and also has a spot in the finals.
For Korto and Christopher, it’s one more challenge. Select three looks from your previous challenges and in one hour, remix them on the runway into one new look. Oh, this is stupid. Sewing machines are wheeled out onto the runway and the designers slice and rip their old garments and paste them together into something not good but also not awful.
Korto created a boring grey skirt out of pants, and a black jacket vest out of a skirt. Christopher designed a sexy one-armed dress from a bunch of different dresses. The judges give nothing away, heaping praise on both designers. The third spot in the finals goes to Korto, which means Christopher is out.
Next week, it’s the finale where one designer will be crowned Ruler of the Runway.
Reprinted from HauteTalk.com