Thursday, August 08, 2013
Last week's Lifetime Network Season 12 "Project Runway" episode had the remaining designers work in teams of two (Oh dear!) as well as create yet another look out of "Unconventional" materials (it's the second Unconventional Challenge in only three weeks into the season!).
Season 12 "Project Runway" designers Karen Batts and Bradon McDonald get their stuffed-toy and plastic alien winnings
The designers were brought to Coney Island Amusement Park to do a Yoplait Yogurt taste-testing shtick (Yoplait is a big sponsor of "Project Runway" so it was a way to tie them in...somehow!). They also ran around the Park playing games and using what they won as the material for their future creations.
This was supposed to be a 'fun" episode--both for the designers and viewers. But, naturally, it ended up being STRESS CENTRAL with two particular teams arguing, verbally fighting and not having fun at all. the twosomes that were not getting along at all were...
Milwaukee Meltdown Twosome: Miranda Levy and Timothy "Unicorn Loving Sustainable" Westbrook
Sandro "The Shouting Diva" Masmanidi and Sue Waller
The Runway Best:
Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada (designs above), as well as...
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (designs above)
Sombrero Señoritas: Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 Haute Couture "Mexico Collection"
The "Oh Dear":
Coney Island Meltdown
Klum Wake-Up Call
For some reason, Heidi wakes the designers up at 5:30 a.m. in their Refinery Hotel rooms. A) I can't believe they got Miss Heidi up that early for this scene, and B) What sense did it make since we subsequently found out that she wasn't even part of the challenge announcement, which occurred hours later? Moving on. After their early-morning wake-up call, the designers head over to the Coney Island Boardwalk, where they are greeted by Tim Gunn and Dave Smetter, VP of Marketing Communications for Yoplait Frozen Yogurt.
Not-So-Sweet Yoplait Teams
The designers have to give out Yoplait Frozen Yogurt samples to passersby, collect descriptive words from the yogurt-tasters describing their tasting experience, and then choose three of those descriptive words to inspire their runway creations. Designers will be paired up in teams of two. Welcome to the FIRST team challenge. Poor Miss Kate, who just got off an entire season of team challenges...
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