EW apologizes for the lack of a full recap for the September 13, 2012 episode of Project Runway, in which the contestants designed their own fabrics and Gunnar Deatherage was eliminated.
Mondo Guerra returned to help Tim Gunn advise the designers on the challenge that marked a profound turning point in his life during season 8. He’d opened up on the runway to reveal, in an explanation of why his pattern was emblazoned with plus-signs, that he’d been HIV-positive for 10 years.
Season 9 winner Anya Ayoung-Chee returned as well, as a guest judge.
Dmitry Sholokhov won the fabric challenge, primarily due to his forward-thinking black jacket with intricate cutouts that showcased his red-and-white pattern in an intriguing and unexpected way. It’s about time!
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