The designers are challenged to design a fun and fashion-forward look for a little girl. They are randomly assigned to girls who are so adorable, it's frightening. In fact, Jonathan has a predisposition to being terrified of children. The designers get suspicious when they don't see Tim during the first day that they are working. There was, in fact, a twist. They were challenged to create a corresponding look for a grown-up. There's a funny segment where talkative Anthony is timed to see how long he can go without talking. I, personally, feel that, with the exception of Janeane who just completely lost steam over the past couple of weeks, all of the designs were pretty great. But, the bottom three were Jonathan, Amy and the aforementioned Janeane. I seriously thought that Jonathan, whose design was certainly dramatic, created something beautiful. Amy's was edgy and risky and the judges slaughtered her for it. The top three were Jesse, Seth Aaron and Jay. All three made beautiful stuff. Seth Aaron, who created a children's look that you could really imagine a girl loving, was the winner (and the first multiple-challenge winner of the season). And, having committed the greatest sin of being boring, Janeane got the boot.
Previously: The designers were challenged to design a look for Heidi Klum to wear on the cover of Marie Claire. We were told innumerable times just how much this was like the greatest prize ever given and, while that's true, it felt as if I were watching Lifetime: Television For Those With Short-term Memory Loss. Anthony won the challenge and really celebrated on the runway. It was charming and funny. Anna's outfit was deemed a combo of nauseating ingredients by Joanna Coles, the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire. Harsh and not terribly instructive. So, Anna got the boot. Mila had the final choice of model. There were two blondes. She chose one of the blondes.
It appears to be, thanks to the pause button on my DVR, 7:10am in the Atlas building. Anthony is a morning person. He says, "Good morning, gorgeous!" to Seth Aaron, who stumbles into the kitchen looking for coffee. Anthony interviews that, after being in the bottom 3 several times, it is an amazing feeling to have won a challenge. The thing is, he didn't win immunity due to the reward for winning the challenge being THE GREATEST IN THE HISTORY OF PROJECT RUNWAY. So, he says that he needs to focus and keep his eye on the prize.
Janeane is getting ready in the girls' place and says to Maya that Anthony must be feeling great after being so close to elimination, but coming back to win. Maya is one of these things: not a morning person, not interested in Anthony's win, or not into talking to Janeane. Janeane interviews that she is feeling really drained. She had an audience with the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire and she really hated what she created. True, but at least she hated someone more than you!
Emilio and Jesse are still lying in their beds when Emilio declares that he's going to play it safe for the upcoming challenge. I don't know if that's because he's exhausted or what. Jesse tells him that being safe could get him kicked off. He further interviews that being safe or being in the bottom is no longer an option for him. He needs to start showing that he's a strong enough designer to be in the company of the other designers. Mila tells Janeane that she needs to hurry, because they have a date with Heidi on the runway. I sometimes feel that they draw straws daily and the designer who loses has to say the cheesy thing about leaving the apartment.
At Parsons, Heidi greets the designers on the runway. She tells them that, for this challenge, they will have new models. These models may not have a lot of experience but they are very attractive. Strippers!! No, it's little girls. All these tiny little girls walk onto the runway, accompanied by jaunty Project Runway music. They're so cute. Jesse interviews that this is going to be a nightmare. Jesse is like the Norman Mailer of fashion. Heidi explains that the challenge will be to create a kid's look that is age-appropriate and fashionable. Holy crap, one of those kids is like the cutest thing I've ever seen. Jesse says that everything (proportion, fit, vision etc.) changes when you are designing for a child.