Episode 12 (The Finale Challenge)
Season 9, Episode 12 - Guest judge is designer Francisco Costa. In this episode, the L'Oreal challenge was to create a look inspired by exotic birds.
Season 9, Episode 12 - "Project Runway" Season 9 Episode 11 (This is for the Birds). Guest judge is designer Francisco Costa. For this episode, exotic birds serve as the inspiration for the L'Oreal Challenge. The designer's must really step up their game when Tim reveals that during judging they will go head-to-head with one other designer putting one in the top and one in the bottom. Francisco Costa serves as guest judge for the challenge. Episode air date: 10/6/11.