Say what you will about Korina's attitude, but this coat is flawless. She had a vision and executed it perfectly. The judges place her in the top and can't stop raving about it—and rightly so.
Now this is a designer who is delusional. His look is mind-bogglingly bad, and worst of all, it doesn't even showcase the gem. When your look walks down the runway with pins in it, you shouldn't be proud. It's a bottom look if ever there were one.
Just as the judges said, there's not much to say here. It's a pretty dress, but that's all it is. Granted, for a first dress, it isn't bad, but she can't be surprised when she comes to Project Runway and is expected to have these skills. She joins Alexander in the bottom.
The best part about this episode is when Sean says "I had this inkling to experiment with womenswear." Lest you forget, Sean is a MENSWEAR designer, but he's been knocking it out of the park with his dresses. It remains to be seen whether he will win this thing, but at least the show has helped him find his true range. Obviously, he's in the top.
The winners and losers of this challenge were decided based on risks. Sean, who did a "basic" gown, vs. Korina, who risked a coat. And Samantha, who played it safe, vs. Alexander, who went for it but overdesigned the hell out of it. And if history has taught us nothing, it's that these judges love a risk taker.
Winner: Korina (who also gets the last immunity)
Best line: "What's the possibility of the judges asking if this came out of a lava flow?"—Tim
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