There are only 10 designers remaining! Michael Kors delivers the challenge because, naturally, it is set in a hardware store. Only Rip Taylor would have been a more appropriate choice. So, yeah, the designers have to create a look from items in a hardware store, including an accessory. The limited budget hampers Emilio's plans and early on it looks like he's in trouble. He even gets freaked out by the noise that other people are making. Jay decides to create a look with garbage bags, which reminds me of Stella of LethAH crashing and burning. Jay cries about how he fought for everything when he was growing up, which tells me that he's either going to win this challenge or be eliminated, yes? Jesse gets slammed by Tim for being too costume-y... with his hardware store materials. I'm not sure what he's expecting. Emilio has to scrap plans for a dress and make a bathing suit instead. Jay's garbage bag pants are really tight. Anthony learns a new word, "tortured," and uses it to describe almost everyone's garments, which is not without validity. Isabel Toledo, of First Lady Obama's chartreuse Inauguration Day number, was the guest judge. The stuff looks pretty cool on the runway. Emilio, bless his heart, is delusional to the end. His model is freaking naked and he thinks he did his thing. Mila, Maya and Jay were in the top. Anthony, Emilio and Jesse were in the bottom. Jay is the winner! And, Jesse goes home! OK, I can't even yet get into the fact that we never even saw him with his shirt off. What?
Previously: The designers had to create a look for little girls, plus a related old person look. Janeane, quite deservedly and possibly belatedly, got the boot.
"I am fashion. Look at me!" No, Emilio. You do not convince. I really am not a fan of the credits this season. It's morning at the Atlas building and in New York City. We see a fast forward of New Yorkers walking around the city real fast like so many ants. Thanks for making me feel special, Lifetime. Emilio announces in the boys' apartment that it's time for the "top 10 designers" to awaken. He interviews that he's half-way to Bryant Park. He says that it's really serious competition now as we see him pull the covers off of a fully clothed Jesse. Time is running out, Jesse. Diss that robe. Emilio says that all the stops must be pulled outwards.
Jay appears to be the designer who has the most difficult time waking up. Anthony throws an empty water bottle at his head and he begins to stir. He interviews with spirit fingers that he is top ten! He says that, in the beginning, he was worried about being the first person to be eliminated. He gleefully points out that he only needs to knock down 7 more designers before he makes it to Bryant Park, "bitches." FYI, I believe that this is the final year that Fashion Week will take place at Bryant Park (I think it's moving to Lincoln Center). If, in future seasons, there's a big problem with people calling it the Lincoln Center, I will cut a bitch. You know it's going to happen.
In the girls' apartment, Amy tells Mila with a giggle that she's excited to be moving to a new challenge. Yeah, I'd want to get as far as possible from the experience of being in the bottom 2. Mila interviews that she's bummed to have seen so many women eliminated early in the competition, but it's empowering that she and Amy and Maya are the strongest women there. The mannequins are like, "We pronounce that word 'luckiest.'" I'm only joking. Mila doesn't ever stray off-message, but I've found a lot of her work really interesting. As everyone is getting ready to leave, the boys do an all-hands-in thing. Anthony says something about how 4 will return as 4, but Jay tries to talk with him and says 3! Sounds like he's either stupid or wants one of the guys to get eliminated.