So it's paying to be crazy.
The designers are dragged to Newark, New Jersey and made to dig through recyclables for materials for their designs. Unfortunately, there is not fabric there. Only paper and crap like that.
Laura's salty personality is the focus of a lot of this episode. Some people like it (Michael), some people are growing weary of it (Kayne of Many Colors, Robert), and some people are plotting her demise (I hate Jeffrey).
Completely by surprise, Alison finds this challenge very difficult. Her design ideas conflict with the materials that she has gathered, and mayhem ensues.
Per usual, Vincent creates a big giant stupid load of crap. He, of course, thinks that it's great.
On the runway, Vincent, Kayne of Many Colors, and Alison are called out for being the worst designers. Michael pulls out another win, which infuriates Jeffrey, and we will most definitely be discussing it later. And I donât know what's going on. Alison is sent home. Sure, her model looked fat in the design. But have we ever sent a model home for making a dress look too big? I'm just not sure it's fair. And she was so lovely. And VINCENT IS STILL ON THE SHOW. Are they waiting for bloodshed? It had better be good, is all I'm saying.
Previously: Michael won the challenge, for updating Pam Grier's iconic look. Now, if he could only update her acting talent. For real, her work on The L Word is painful. Jeffrey was a dick to Angela in the sewing room, because he's incredibly talented and successful and she's cramping his style. Also previously, my heart was broken and my beloved Bradley Baumkirchner was taken away. And, after a week of shaking my fists at the heaven and kissing the clock every time it read "12:34" in the hopes that my wishes would replace Bradley's dismissal with, I don't know, anybody's... we're back for another episode of Project Not Working Out The Way Jeff Had Hopedway.
It's morning, and Michael makes sure that Robert is awake as he's on his way to the potty. He interviews that he was very excited to win the last challenge. It has motivated him and he wants to win again. Robert notes that he and Michael are the last guys remaining from their apartment.
In the other boys' apartment, Vincent laments Bradley's departure. "My boy is gone!" That's sweet, but I'm feeling territorial and would like to cut him. Vincent says that the judging is subjective, then screams at Kayne of Many Colors, "N O Vay Shun!" I love it when they play phonetics. Let me! Okay, here goes: you're crazy, Vincent. ... I don't think I did it right.
Vincent reminds us that he cashed in his 401k and quit a job to be on Project Runway. That totally freaks me out for his child. Granted, he's 49, so his 401k may actually be substantial; but fame doesn't always pay the bills. Even though this show brings a lot of attention (and Vincent is clearly a stand-out personality, for better or worse), it seems like such a huge risk to assume that you will be able to parlay that into a family-sustaining paycheck. And unless Vincent makes a massive turnaround in future challenges, no one's going to be beating down his door to get a piece of clothing made by him. Even if he's incredibly talented, that's not what we've seen. I'm probably ignorant to the myriad ways just being a celebrity can bring in cash, but... if Vincent was expecting this to really be his calling card, I think he's in trouble.
Vincent continues in his interview, saying that the show is the riskiest thing that he has done, but he thinks he has the "talent and the construction skills" (not to mention "delusion") to make it to the final three.