Is it just me or is this season really boring thus far? I don't know if it's the casting, the challenges, the editing or the lack of our two favorite judges, but there is just really nothing to get excited about. Again, we had a straight forward challenge– make a dress out of newspaper. Tim Gunn weighed in on Johnny's bad design and tried to help him, and Johnny made another crappy dress, and then lied about it. The most exciting part of the episode wasn't even Nicholas calling Johnny out on the runway– it was Tim calling Johnny out after his departure! If Tim is vocal, he must be mad. And if Tim is mad, something must be wrong.
Tommy Hilfiger, Zoe Glassner, and Eva Longoria (celebrity judges aren't even a big deal anymore) delivered our bottom and top three, along with Heidi, who has quickly become the funniest person on the show. What has become of Nina and Michael? There is a serious deficit of snark without them. So in the bottom was Johnny, whose dress was too easy to make and not exciting. Gordana, who has a great attitude, was in the bottom because her dress was too wearable– but come on, she made a convincing dress out of paper! And Nicholas's punk ode was judged boring and ugly. On top was again Althea, who made a gorgeous and wearable patterned sheath. Irina created a paper trench with voluminous sleeve and collar detail. And finally, Christopher was in the top again with his soft-and-hard corset and feathered ball skirt. Irina took it home this week, despite some of the other designers' misgivings. The win was deserved, but I'm not sure we're going to see Irina stick around 'til the end. She seems a little fragile.
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Well, hopefully next week we'll see some real drama. Anyone else ready to witness a nervous breakdown or a cat-fight of old-style PR proportions?
We have three minutes to collect all the paper and everyone else is going insane grabbing stacks and stacks of paper, and I'm like what are you guys doing? You're dressing a human, not an elephant! – Irina
This does not look pretty to me. – Carol Hannah
I have never worked with newspaper before, I don't know to work with newspaper, I have never sewn newspaper. So. Basically right now, I'm thinking that I'm going home tomorrow and it's not a very good feeling. I seriously have no idea what I'm doing. – Nicholas
I'm gonna like shellac her into this dress. – Shirin
I don't think I've ever really met a small woman like that, that makes so much noise. – Logan
I feel like I'm groping this mannequin. – Shirin
I know we are kinda like the same age but it just makes me feel like I'm forty around her. It's like she turns into this, like, 11 year old kid who will just not shut up. – Nicholas
I'm sitting next to Johnny and
for the whole time that he was draping his garment, I keep looking over
at it and I'm in a little bit of shock. It is just awful and this is
just some wrinkled up paper with pig's blood all over it. – Nicholas
I am woeful Johnny, because right now, it looks like a craft project
gone awry. It looks like a bunch of kindergartners did it. – Tim
It may look like the birds attacked the dress! – Tim
He just starts spewing this whole sob story about how the whole thing
was ruined by a steamer, like this mysterious steamer accident– we
didn't even have a steam in the sewing room that day! – Nicholas
We find out that Johnny had made up this lie. So basically Johnny tore
up his first dress just because Tim Gunn came and said it was pretty
bad… – Shirin
A majority of the designers are really sick of the whole Johnny
attitude, the lack of passion that he puts into his designs, and the
lack of time spent on it. – Christopher
I finish my dress and then I realize that not only do I have to get it on my model, I have to get it off my mannequin. – Carol Hannah
Althea, I see her glancing at me with these sorta weird eyes, so I
don't know what that's all about but I don't even really want to know.
We gon' git her hurr did. – Johnny
It's like giving birth! – Christopher
Johnny thinks very highly of himself and the dress that he is about to
send down the runway. I hope the judges tear him apart for it. –
Nicholas's design is pretty stupid. It's definitely not punk rock– it's, I don't know, stump rock. It's dinosaur chic. – Johnny
Honestly, I don't like it. – Johnny on his own design
But I'm not making excuses! I'm really not! – Johnny (Yeah right.)
I also am not loving the way it's put together. It looks like she's going to "work". – Heidi
I felt like you were trying to take us somewhere and, you know, I was going there with you. – Zoe Glassner
Is there more to this story that you want to tell us? – Heidi
It was just tacky. – Heidi
Until next week!
– Hayley Wells
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