The reactions of the contestants are mixed. Miranda really hopes they get to play paintball because “…I really want to shoot some people.” Ken: “I absolutely hate being outdoors and these mosquitoes are starting to get on my nerves.” But new sponsor Resource Natural Spring Water wanted a setting that would make us all think of freshness and nature in relation to their product. The designs that followed were not particularly water-centred, so I’m not sure if they will think they got their money’s worth.
Best nature inspiration: Helen’s dead moth in the bathroom sink. Best capitalization on the gay couples theme with very little connection to the glamping trip: Jeremy with his long love letter to his husband, later translated in calligraphy on the fabric of his dress. Pander away, Jeremy. The judges can’t criticize that in any way without losing half their audience.
Jeremy, with his immunity from last episode’s win, is particularly prolific in his commentary. “Alexander’s look is great, but I don’t understand the oil slick tacked to the back.” And on Kate’s: “All I see is a pregnant fairy strapped into a harness.”
By the time they get to the runway, everyone is dressed, which is good. They are also making such a big deal of the “anonymity” of the runway show this year, but the contestants are not particularly poker-faced or discreet with their reactions and comments to each other. The judges must have to completely block them out to avoid knowing who made what.
Guest judge Allison Williams (from the TV series Girls) is actually quite kind in her comments, so we’ll avoid hers and go with the best of the nasty from the others.
- “She looks a bit trashy to me. It’s a big old muumuu.” (Heidi. And yes, I checked the spelling of muumuu, which is from the Hawaiian.)
- “Is it beach or is it rodeo?” (Nina)
- “The ombré looks like a bit of runny eggs.” (Zac)
- “B-O-R-I-N-G.” (Nina)
- “Frog queen.” (Zac)
- “Borderline Hallowe’en costume.” (Heidi)
- “Frothing from the hip.” (Zac)
- “She looks like she has a foaming vagina.” (Nina)
Karen cried almost as much as Justin when Justin was selected to be sent home, but everyone got to cry for happy as Tim Gunn stepped in and used his one Tim Gunn Save for the season. That was also an excellent choice, as Justin has been consistently producing lovely outfits right up until going off the glue gun rails this week. Way to go Tim!