'Project Runway' Recap: Nina Garcia Has The Designers Stressed Trying To Make Clothes For Her!

Fri, August 19, 2011 2:47am EDT by 1 Comment

Nina just might be the toughest critic around — especially once she stepped into the design room to give the designers her input!

My main observation from tonight’s episode of Project Runway is that Nina Garcia likes to say NO — and she says it a lot! The designers were presented with the challenge to design for the meticulous judge — and while it’s a huge honor, I definitely wouldn’t want to find myself on Nina’s bad side!

Nina was very straight forward from the start — she doesn’t like patterns, volume, or anything busy. While she’s a fan of streamlined silhouettes, she didn’t seem pleased when she stepped into the workroom to give the designers some input.

When it finally came time for the runway, the designers were in total panic mode — from sewing to gluing their pieces together at the last minute, I thought they were going to give Tim Gunn a coronary!

Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, served as the guest judge — and she was so blunt it was great! Whether she was establishing her authority (by saying, “If Nina came to the office wearing [Julie’s ‘droat’],” Joanna suggested, “I’d think she was asking to be fired”) or looking into the psychological state of the designers, she mused, “That makes me think your model’s depressed. It makes me think you might be depressed too, especially after this particular episode. Honestly, I’d think she was ill,” she was hysterical!

Anthony Ryan and Becky were called out for using the same fabric — although they were both safe. Kimberly was the winner of the week, with Nina ooh-ing and aah-ing over the separates, and the gold top, she designed, with Viktor a close second with his not-so-basic black get-up.

Unfortunately, Julie didn’t have the same luck, with her two-tone coat dress earning her a spot home.

What do you think? Did the judges make the right choice?