The Last Supper
A little regurgitation of last week:
Anya padded her nest egg.
A Blank Canvas
The final five (we will hear this phrase a lot this episode) travel to Governors Island (a playground for the arts) to receive their final challenge. Standing beside Tim are Leslie Koch, president of The Trust for Governors Island, and John Stern, president of Storm King Art Center. The challenge: create three looks inspired by the art you see here in the park. This is a two-day challenge, and the designers are encouraged to show range with their mini-collection. Armed with cameras, the hopefuls hop into golf carts to explore and photo their surroundings, then off to Mood with $500.
Vermeer Had the Girl With the Pearl Earring ...
The instant the designers hit the workroom, Tim appears with the you-know-what in his hand. Eyes roll. Now, you and I both know that these people are too tired to make three looks solo, so in walk the last five contestants eliminated. Tim reaches into the bag to determine selection order. We have:
Kimberly & Becky
Viktor & Olivier
Laura & Anthony Ryan
Anya & Bert
Josh & Bryce
Anya made the smartest choice: Bert is a lovely tailor; her vision and his skills are a killer combo. Olivier is a great tailor as well, but Viktor is going to have to hold his hand over the fire to get him moving. The only sound bite we get from Olivier is him griping about being a slave. Puleese! But you just know that a great jacket is going to come out of this team. Josh's panties are still in a big bunch over Anya's win last week ... time to hit the "mute" button. Am sooooo over him and his just-hand-me-the-title attitude. It's time he delivered. Bryce's main role is to hide Josh's BeDazzler and stop him from making yet another circle skirt.
Kimberly is in real trouble today, running around with the focus of a squirrel in the middle of the road. Becky is patient with her but doesn't seem to be helping much; she needs to grab Kim, shake her and tell her to "snap out of it." Laura is also a little all-over-the-place, and the look on her face tells us she knows it.
Starry, Starry Nightmare
The super-chic Zoe Saldana is the guest judge tonight, and I do admit I let an audible sigh escape when she appeared: She's flawless.
The show begins and, yet again, we have a mixed bag trotting down the runway. All the designers had some highs and lows with one exception: Anya. Her collection was chic, modern and sophisticated. I don't care about her lack of sewing skills. Tonight she proved that she has a sophisticated and fashion-forward point of view. Bert executed the looks beautifully for the time restrictions. Anya, honey, you don't have a thing to worry about: You have a future in fashion.
Viktor's collection was beautifully done but not exciting enough volume for the judges. Kimberly had a high with her cocktail dress, and a low with her "orange paper towel" dress, according to Michael. Laura's circle cocktail dress was a hit, while Michael thought she choked with the rest of her looks. Josh was praised for his chic little white dress and silver gown, but otherwise disappointed the judges. Anya got high marks across the board. She also got the most votes from her contemporaries for "who should go to Lincoln Center."
Anya, Viktor, Josh and Kimberly are going to Lincoln Center.
Laura packs her easel. I am sorry to see her get the ax at this point, as she cracked me up, and I believe she is talented and has a huge heart. You can clearly see Laura is passionate about her work, and we will see great things from her in the future.
Next week: the home visits!!!
Posted in: episode 12