‘Project Runway’ Recap: Fighting Leads To [Spoiler's] Elimination

Thu, August 15, 2013 10:00pm EDT by 23 Comments
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What an intense episode this was! Not only was there drama between the designers, but a special guest came back!

The Aug. 15 episode of Project Runway was a whirlwind! Everyone was pretty relieved to have Sandro gone, so they could finally have some peace and quiet. The designers were in for a treat, though, when they found out their challenge!

The Lexus Challenge

The designers had to meet in the Meatpacking District at Gansevoort Plaza, where Tim Gunn and Brian Bolain, corporate manager for Lexus, were waiting for the designers. Behind them were brand new 2014 Lexus sedans, which the designers later found out would be used as their means of transportation. The designers were divided into teams of three, and while some loved this, others hated it. The first team was made up of Alexandria, Sue and Ken — who was very upset that he was put with them! Kate, Jeremy and Karen were all very excited to be together on the second team. Team three was Justin, Dom and Helen. And the last team combined Alexander with Miranda and Bradon.

Each team had to create a luxurious, high-end mini collection from unconventional materials, which is made up of the looks; and each designer was responsible for an individual look. They were given $1,500 to spend on materials and each team had to choose one member to be in charge of that money.

Three different locations were programmed into each team’s car navigation and the team had to pick two out of the three locations to get their materials from. The three choices were: 1. A vintage wallpaper store; 2. A specialty foods store; 3. A combination home goods & party store. Each team had to get their materials from those places and they had only one day to complete the challenge — whoa that is intense!

The Dramatic Challenge

From the very beginning, Ken, Sue, and Alexandria started to bicker. This lead to a ton of fighting in the material stores and in Parsons. As if that isn’t enough drama, Sandro came back to the design room and everyone was completely floored and speechless. Sandro apologized and asks for everyone’s forgiveness and then he singled out Helen and Ken individually to apologize. Helen acted nice to his face but when he left she wasn’t phased and she didn’t really care. Sandro was very upset, everyone hugged him, pretended to be sad, then he left.

When Tim went around to everyone’s tables, he noticed Ken, Alexandria, and Sue were fighting and he tried to give them advice and tell them to work together, but it obviously didn’t help.

The Runway

This challenge, the prize package was worth $500,000 including a spread in Marie Claire Magazine and $25,000 for L’Oreal Paris Cosmetics — wow that is an unbelievable prize package!

Our fave pieces from the runway were definitely Miranda’s dress — a sleeveless metallic mini dress made out of wallpaper and window blinds — and Jeremy’s strapless pencil dress. which looked like a dress we would wear. The glitter on the sides of the dress were so intricate and beautiful!

The Winners & Losers

The winning team, obviously, was Kate, Jeremy and Karen; they totally deserved it for working together so well.

Bradon, Alexander and Miranda’s team came in a close second.

The losing team — much to the surprise of no one – was Ken, Sue, and Alexandria; they didn’t work together and fought the whole time! It showed in their designs. Sue was singled out though, and sadly enough she was eliminated. Oh well, that’s what you get for not working together.

We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next episode, can you?

– Olivia Elgart

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DC

Posted at 3:08 AM on September 14, 2013  

Ken is a bully and needs to go.

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Is Everyone an Idiot but Me?

Posted at 11:21 AM on August 21, 2013  

I agree this season has a little too much drama. Not enough creativity and amazing garments. And maybe it was all for the cameras but Sandro scared me a little, he seemed like he could get violent pretty easily, what with grabbing crew members and punching cameras.

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noelani

Posted at 9:56 AM on August 17, 2013  

I sure wish Sandro hadn’t freaked out and ruined it for himself, and everyone else! He was interesting and often entertaining. He apologized for his inappropriate behavior. Most of all, his designs were interesting! I LOVED his pink dress!

Ken, on the other hand, has been an arrogant jerk all the time, and seems to feel above everyone else. His designs are always a yawn. He reminds me of my ex, with his cutting off others, who have only started talking after he paused, like everyone else is supposed to sit there until he gives them permission to say something. I don’t know if I’m going to make it through this season if they don’t get rid of him. They’ve had many temperamental designers over the years, but either they were interesting, or they weren’t there very long. I believe they often keep people, when their designs should actually send them home, because they are interesting, in some way. Ken isn’t interesting, though. He makes watching one of my favorite shows frustrating and I want him gone!

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Terry

Posted at 11:31 PM on August 16, 2013  

I have always loved to watch project runway but I have to say this year it’s been hard to stay interested, for one thing I felt like the judges dropped the ball when Ken told that other teammate that she needed to shut while he was talking, what was that about. I feel that he should have been sent home instead of the other teammate, also I don’t watch the show to see gay guys ask their partners to marry them, if they want that life style that is great for them but I shouldn’t have to be subjected to that on a tv show. I hate to say but if you can’t do any better this maybe it is time to retire this show.

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noelani

Posted at 2:30 PM on August 17, 2013  

I thought seeing the gay guy propose to his partner of 18 years was very nice! The fact that it coincided with the supreme court ruling that Prop 8 was unconstitutional made it especially appropriate for them to spend a few minutes on it.

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SHIRLEY ROTH

Posted at 8:49 PM on August 16, 2013  

UP UNTIL NOW ,HAVE ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO PROJECT RUNWAY..NO LONGER DO I CARE ABOUT LOOKING FORWARD TO FIGHTS AND RUDE INDIVIDUALS.DRAMA HAS GONE TOO FAR.LOVE TIM,AND EVEN HE HAS GOTTEN TIRED OF THE DRAMA..

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Bobby

Posted at 4:46 PM on August 16, 2013  

That Ken should kicked off show, no one should suffer abuse from another designer. I will no longer watch this program when such nasty abuse is taking place. Please kick him off.

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Kitty

Posted at 10:24 AM on August 16, 2013  

I thought that Dom’s dress was incredible. It’s a shame that her team members’ outfits were not as nice as her’s was.

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Jean Bolton

Posted at 8:53 AM on August 16, 2013  

I can’t believe that Ken is still around. What a jerk!

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Jen

Posted at 8:23 AM on August 16, 2013  

Ken is more than just rude; he is abusive. He should have gone home too! It wasn’t fair for just Sue to go home.

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noelani

Posted at 10:02 AM on August 17, 2013  

You are absolutely right about him being abusive! He brings nothing but tension to the show.

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Sharon Mallia

Posted at 11:42 PM on August 20, 2013  

Both Sandro and Ken have very sexist attitudes toward women. You all must have noticed that the abusive remarks were always directed at the women. If Project Runway allows this sexist behavior to continue on the show, I will stop watching it. I myself feel abused by watching it.

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bes

Posted at 2:51 AM on August 16, 2013  

The black guy should have be escorted to the door for his bad attitude and rude behavior. If he’d told me to be quite while he talks, he would have found his beautiful self kissing the carpet.

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Shakktih

Posted at 8:43 PM on August 16, 2013  

The black guy?

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annie (@annie_not_here)

Posted at 11:20 PM on August 16, 2013  

Ken

 
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abe

Posted at 12:08 AM on August 16, 2013  

“Fighting” was already a big problem in Vietnam………….

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biebsisapisser

Posted at 11:51 PM on August 15, 2013  

I cannot stand that obnoxious moron Ken. He should have gone home too. It was a team project and all he did was walk away and tell people not to talk to him. He behaved like a spoiled 2 year old and his outfit was worse than Sue’s because instead of stitching, we he was quick to say Sue could not do, he used duck tape!! It’s such b.s. when they keep the nasty queens on the show for drama. He was a prima donna and he brings tension to the whole work room. Plus he isn’t talented. His taste is all in his mouth. Grrr

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Konia

Posted at 1:35 AM on August 16, 2013  

Ditto!

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kristy

Posted at 8:58 AM on August 16, 2013  

I think Ken is very mean, he made his team feel very uncomfortable, i cant remember the ladies name, but she couldnt even look at him. He should have gone home too.

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sarchina

Posted at 6:23 PM on August 16, 2013  

Agree. Even from the beginning when they were divided into teams Ken expected the worst and acted accordingly. Whenever he said something to the others it was with such rudeness that of course they had a hard time listen to his advice. Try sounding nice instead and then one can cooperate.

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leonekatty

Posted at 11:35 PM on August 15, 2013  

like Hazel said I didnt even know that a student can profit $6253 in a few weeks on the computer. did you look at this page>>>>www.ℛush64.Com

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janice wright

Posted at 7:22 AM on August 16, 2013  

Quit your scamming. YOU IDIOT!!! Comments here are for the above article not for your personal platform

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gigie

Posted at 4:29 AM on August 17, 2013  

Too true I feel like I am watching a teenage reality show. I want to see fashion, creativity, emotional intelligence not verbal abuse and the kind of bullying behavior that apparently is co-signed by the designers. Ken will never obtain true success until he learns to regulate his emotional nature.

 
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