‘Project Runway’ Recap: Who’s Going To Fashion Week?

Thu, October 3, 2013 10:33pm EST by 6 Comments

This week on ‘Project Runway’ the final 5 designers are met with the L’Oreal challenge! Read Michael Costello’s hysterical take on Season 12 Episode 12!

Episode 12 begins and I am still SHOCKED from last week’s double elimination. The last 5 designers remain (ahhhhh!)  on this episode, and we find out who makes it to fashion week. MAKE IT WORK!

Project Runway Season 12 Episode 12:

Another vacation? Not fair!!!! The designers head to a butterfly house for their next challenge. This week’s challenge is avant-garde, daring and experimental. This is also the L’Oreal challenge.  Each designer finds inspiration from a butterfly of their choice. Love this concept.  Justin gets inspiration from an albino butterfly, I can’t wait to see what he will create.

The workroom seems to be mellow? Where is the drama????? I must say I do miss Ken and Sandro. Just kidding!!!

The makeup room is fabulous since it’s the L’Oreal challenge, the designers are really using the makeup to the max.

Tim Gunn joins the design room and it seems like the judges’ favorites, Bradon and Dom, are struggling. Oh wait so is Helen…. Wow I’m scared for them.  And HELEN’S TEARS start rolling. GURRRRLLLL I understand, I have totally been there.

Bradon gets a great response from Tim but if he had asked me…..  I hope the models pull the look together.

The next day when the designers return to the work room. All the losing looks are lined up… WHAT IS GOING ON????

The designers must transform an eliminating look into a masterpiece.

Its runway time!!

This week’s guest judge is Emmy Rossum!

1st Challenge

Justin: I love the reveal. So much fabulosity

Dom: Wow. TEXTILE GALORE. I love the palazzo pants.

Alexandria:  I am loving the texture and chiffon train.

Bradon: Its avant-garde for sure. I still don’t know how I feel about it. And that’s a good thing.

Helen: … ehhh not feeling the orange, and looks underwhelming compared to the others.


2nd  Challenge

Justin: Wow I love what he did with his old dress. Very pretty.

Dom: Wow she definitely changed that look for the better.

Alexandria: Rocker chic for sure but not sure if I love it. #forgettable

Bradon: Disappointed. He didn’t push himself.

Helen: Boring… What happened with Helen? She was such a strong contender.

Justin gets positive feedback on both looks! I am so proud of him, he has come such a long way.

Helen gets good comments and I’m wondering, WHY? Wait… Zac and Nina just threw a few digs at her “Pumpkin fest.” LOL. Nina’s exact words.

Alexandria gets mixed reviews with the “make it work” look. I have a feeling she might not make it to fashion week.

The judges are loving Bradon’s look! They are calling it art, its memorable. I don’t know why but I am not sold on it.

Ooooohhhh Dom’s palazzo pants are actually a jumpsuit. I love it!!!! Such a beautiful cut, color, and silhouette.  The judges are loving everything. I can tell she’s going to fashion week!

The designers are asked who they would take with them to fashion week!  Such a tough question! Do you pick the other two top designers, or do you pick the bottom designers you so you have a better chance? If I was there, no one would have a chance, haha.

The results are in!


BRADON! He wins the challenge and is the first to head to fashion week!!!

Followed by DOM! Woo hoooo! They’re two of my season favorites.

And the last person to join the final two is ……(drumroll) OMG. They are all creating collections and battling it out. OMG I just got the chills. They all still have a chance to showcase at fashion week. That is a huge opportunity, I can’t wait to see who will make the cut.

Alright top 5, it’s time to REALLY make it work. I am so excited to see what they will be making for fashion week. Until next time.

Michael Costello

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Cynthia Laughlin

Posted at 9:51 PM on October 17, 2013  

i hope Dominque wins! you go Philly girl!!!!if not, i want Justin, he is so amazing

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Posted at 9:41 PM on October 4, 2013  

I love Justin’s work. He was smart enough to remake his “elimination” dress and did it in fine style. Helen’s dresses were nice but I certainly didn’t get a lot of Kate’s “elimination” outfit from it. Did she even use any of the material? Don’t get me started on Alexandria. I dislike nearly every outfit she puts on the runway. I really loathed her two looks this week. I know that Heidi is the executive producer and that she likes Alexandria’s tragic outfits. I don’t think it’s fair that the bottom 3 have to fight it out just so Alexandria gets another chance to earn her spot on the runway. Clearly she was not in the same league as the other designers and hasn’t been for weeks.

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Mountain View Gal

Posted at 5:53 PM on October 4, 2013  

I’m sick of crybaby Helen too. I thought it was weird when she said she doesn’t do prints. I think those tattoos (someone else’s “aesthetic” that she let them permanently engrave all over her with no rhyme or reason) look like really bad prints.

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Posted at 9:20 AM on October 4, 2013  

I am so sick of Helen and her meltdowns. Every single episode is the same with her. She “doesn’t know what to do, cry, cry, cry, blah, blah, blah. If you can’t stand the heat honey then get out of the kitchen. And what the hell is wrong with her neck? she never moves her head.

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Posted at 6:52 AM on October 4, 2013  

Helen “ROCKS”! I would wear her cloths in a second for she styles for all women especially me @ 56 yrs old. She puts style, sex and youth in her work. She is incrediable with all skills, sewing and seaming. We need to bring back that skill and “labor of love” into the work place! My vote is with her all the way! I will also be looking for her label!

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abe "The Full 100 Percent"

Posted at 12:13 AM on October 4, 2013  


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