‘Project Runway': Kate’s 2nd Chance Pays Off & Tears Stop The Show

Thu, July 25, 2013 10:31pm EST by 9 Comments
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Bring on the water works! When the fighting ceased and the last model had walked, which designer won and which one was left cold on the runway?

“They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, let’s see if they are a designer’s best friend, too.” Heidi Klum had to bring out the security guards for this week’s challenge which involved over $30 million dollars worth of jewels. As the models stood on the runway dripping in diamonds the designers, by way of the button bag, chose their favorite looks. Their challenge was to then create a piece of evening wear that could stand up to the beautiful gems. Timothy was least excited about the challenge, saying he’s not impressed by money and diamonds. Luckily for him he was the last name pulled out of the button bag and didn’t compromise his morals picking out any jewels, he just got the last set. Bradon, as the winner of last week’s challenge, went first and could not be eliminated this week. He was the only safe one!

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The drama began when Tim Gunn informed the designers that they would only have one day to complete this challenge — and the idea of going to Mood and spending money for the first time was too much for some to handle. Sandro and Ken began fighting no more than the sewing began and Sue got extremely flustered when Dom unthreaded her sewing machine in the middle of her project. Kahindo didn’t have a clue how to work with her fabric and Timothy was working with literal trash fabrics that he pulled from the garbage at Mood because he’s all about sustainability — but hey, at least there were some designers who kept their cool!

When it came time to present their designs on the runway, everyone was confident except for Helen. She broke down into tears moments before her model came out on the runway and the show had to be stopped so Tim could comfort her. It turned out she did, in fact, have something to cry about as her unfinished and ill-fitting gown landed her in the bottom and put her at risk to go home. She wasn’t alone! She was joined in the bottom by Timothy’s “backwards” looking dress, Kahindo’s butchered silk chartreuse cocktail dress, Kate’s gown that was fit for a queen, Sandro’s beige and black lace dress, and Dom’s “Palm Beach” looking gown.

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After much deliberation the judges, who included Eric Daman, (Emmy Award winning fashion designer for Gossip Girl, The Carrie Diaries and other hit CW shows), decided that Kate was the winner of the challenge since they had virtually nothing bad to say about her victorian silk-taffeta gown. Kahindo ended up going home and much to Helen’s relief, because her dress just didn’t work with the jewels — and that was the whole point of the challenge, after all.

There’s bound to be more drama next week as the competition gets stiffer, especially since the Kate, who got a second chance this season, was the winner of this week’s challenge. She’s sure to have a target on her back!

What did you think of this week’s results? Was Tim right not to save Kahindo?

– Jennifer Crawford

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Posted at 8:48 AM on July 26, 2013  

Reblogged this on Smile for better( new day, new life…. new beginning).

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Is Everyone an Idiot but Me?

Posted at 8:45 AM on July 26, 2013  

I don’t think Kahindo deserved to go home, there were designs worse than hers. Hers wasn’t bad, it just didn’t wow. But that is part of being on PR – your goal is not to be safe your goal is to stand out every time. And while she did not deserve to go home, I think Tim was right not to use his save on her – the save isn’t about keeping designers who should get to stay – every time, especially at the end, lots of people go home who don’t “deserve it” but that is how you get down to one. The save is about keeping a designer who truly has the potential to win, who has proven it, but who had a bad day. At this point it is hard to know who fits that description. Why waste a save on someone if you don’t know yet if they can make it to the end? I don’t think he will use the save until later in the competition.
I also don’t like how Sue is biting the hand that feeds her. Dom is the only one nice enough to show her how to use a machine – don’t yell at Dom! If I were her I’d teach Sue once, and be like pay attention, take notes, cuz this is the one time I am showing you. She shouldn’t have to thread her machine every challenge. Especially if she is going to get yelled at for helping! Also, if you knew you were about to go on Project Runway, wouldn’t you take some time to learn how to use a sewing machine? Watch a youtube video at least?

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Posted at 12:20 AM on July 26, 2013  

someone called for a Shrink here?

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Gatto Nero

Posted at 11:30 PM on July 25, 2013  

It’s silk charmeuse, not “silk chartreuse.” PR bloggers should at least know the first thing about fabric.

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Posted at 11:15 PM on July 25, 2013  

Tim is the reason she went home and I don’t think that was fair. He is not supposed to have any input into who wins, but he had a lot of it this week. Helen should have gone home and Tim was a very close second. Inf fact both of them could have gone home. Project Runway is turning into a junk show. If the rules changed, then the judges shouldn’t know who designed what until they pick the winning and losing looks. Until that happens, I’m convinced that this show is still racist.

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Question Mark

Posted at 3:35 AM on July 26, 2013  

Can i ask how you think it’s racist? it’s got winners of tons of different races. So racist how?

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Posted at 10:24 AM on July 26, 2013  

Tim is the one who helped the girl that was eliminated ( can’t remember names yet) otherwise we would have been bombed by that ugly green fabric that was diluted on the runway, yes Kate? (crying girl) or unicorn boy should have been chosen instead but thinking back I wasn’t too Inspired about her entry designs either. The cryer had many beautiful gowns before she just got tripped up.

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Posted at 1:23 PM on August 1, 2013  

The eliminated designer was Kahindo. Helen cried on the runway. Kate made the undeservedly winning costume.

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Posted at 1:25 PM on August 1, 2013  

Racist because the eliminee was black? There are still black designers in the mix, and almost every season, a black designer has made it to the finale, even if none has won yet.

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