Yet another unconventional materials challenge! I’m beginning to suspect that something is wrong in the state of the show’s relationship with Mood, the fabric store, as they send the contestants to a vintage wallpaper store, a specialty food store and a combination home goods and party store. It’s actually a way for them to make their new sponsor, Lexus, more relevant, as they use the Lexus as inspiration and transportation.
After the shopping, we are “treated” to a timid Sandro coming back to say his final good-bye. He actually doesn’t shout during his whole visit, but several of his [former] fellow contestants manage to make some snide comments about how happy they are that he is gone after he leaves.
When Tim does his check-in with everyone, Ken is smirking about the critique of his teammates, but gets called on it by Tim, who reminds him that they do have to present a coherent collection. The advice falls on deaf ears (not real deaf ears, figurative ones), as Ken later says “I just need to make sure that Ken has a garment that looks good.” Very team-y that.
Their fabulous teamwork and meltdown on the runway, each throwing the others under the bus (with the glass, no doubt), led to the ominous pronouncement by Heidi that “one…or more of you will be out.” That calmed them down. In the end, the judges made the wise choice and kept the drama (Ken) and sent home the one who can’t really sew (Sue).
Favourite (or most trite) lines from this episode:
- “Clavicles are the new cleavage.” Guest judge June Ambrose.
- “It just feels like a cocoon without a butterfly.” Zac Posen on Alexandria’s top.
- “He made a really vavoomy shape on her and it looks automotive.” Zac again, obviously trying to please sponsor Lexus, but stretching a bit if he thought that “automotive” would be a compliment for a dress.
Okay, now I can watch the next episode! (Review of that later today or tomorrow!)