What’s that sound you hear? Oh, it’s just the collective groan in the workroom because the designers just learned it’s time for another TEAM CHALLENGE! And for competitors with larger-than-life egos, teams challenges always rank somewhere between terrible and heinous for the Runway hopefuls. This drama-fueled episode was no exception. I mean, Elena and her attitude are both still in the competition. (I’m hereby starting a petition to eliminate at least one of the two.)
But before we get to the nitty-gritty, let’s
sew tie up a few loose ends: Your regular recapper extraordinaire, Stephan Lee, is away on a much-deserved vacation. So you’re stuck with me! Advance apologies for my non-existent fashion expertise, and for the lack of photos of all the designs. But let’s take a page from Tim Gunn’s book and make it work! Meaning: Let’s let CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award winner Michael Kors and fashion director for Marie Claire magazine Nina Garcia handle the stinkfaces.
After last week’s Lord and Taylor designer meltdown—followed by a non-elimination—the stakes were high. Chris, obviously riding the high of his immunity win, was upset that no one went home. In the previous sentence, no one = Gunnar. The animosity between Chris and Gunnar pretty much guaranteed that they would be working on the same team. And the same foreshadowing gods gave us this gem from Alicia: “I’ve been on the bottom twice already, so I just need to do something really, really dope.” You do that, Alicia.
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