The first thing I want to say about this episode: I was really mad that they auf'ed two designers last night. I really don't like that they brought the seventeen contestants and told them they weren't on the show. It was completely unfair of them to do that to McKell. I'm not going to lie: I'm glad they kicked off Jason (did anyone else get a kick out of the Clockwork Orange reference?), but I think the fact that they needed to get back on schedule isn't a reason Nicholas should have gone home. The issue with Nicholas' garment was styling. I think had he removed the cape, he would not have gotten as low a score - though I did really like the concept.
Anyway, the challenge this week was to create a look that reflected the essence of the Marie-Claire reader. The winning look would be shown on a giant billboard in Times Square. Fun challenge, but I didn't see a lot of Marie-Claire info given to the designers. Maybe I'm wrong, but how else did Jason end up with his "Infinity Symbol" concept? I have no idea how that came from Marie-Claire at all. As I predicted, Michael Costello is quicky becoming the Annoying One (at least for me, perhaps you don't think so).
I am absolutely amazed by the chemistry between all the designers this season. Normally, it seems the competition prevents any but a few friendships from blooming on the show (Robert and Kayne on Season 3, anyone?). This season, though, there seems to be an incredible sense of unity among the designers. Did you notice how they all ganged up on Jason when he inexplicably tried to blame his model for his atrocious dress? It will be interesting to see how this all develops through the series.
I might have to rethink my prediction about Peach not being so sweet as all that, but I still have the feeling she's not as nice as she seems... I had my picks for top 3 at one point last night, but I forgot them. I do think that Mondo will go to Fashion Week.
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