“Project Runway” airs each Thursday night on the ‘Lifetime’ cable TV network at 9/8 p.m. (Check your local listings). Episode 10 called “The Art of Fashion” on Mar. 28, 2013 was the most intense so far this season. Layana lost her creative ideas & looked like she was having a nervous breakdown. The pressure is on for all the design contestants. Host Heidi Klume was very impressed with this week’s designs. She reiterated again that within the fashion industry, “One day you’re in & the next day you’re out.” After round 10 Richard was eliminated & he was on the losing team along with Native American designer Patricia Michaels. Stanley & Michelle were the winning team.
According to the official website of “Project Runway” the synopsis of ‘The Art of Fashion’ is right here – “The Guggenheim serves as the latest inspiration for the design teams who take in all the art to create their own print textiles for their garments. The challenge leaves one designer in tears and causes some cat-fighting off the runway show. Designers Rachel Roy and Tracy Reese serve as guest judges.”
The judges chose the teams again this week & they were / Michelle & Stanley / Daniel & Layana / Patricia & Richard. All of them were given 30 minutes to tour the ‘Guggenheim Art Museum’ for their ideas. Patricia struggled with Richard who didn’t really know what he wanted to design. He was literally out of his comfort zone. Patricia saw it & tried to help him come to a decision on his textile look that had to match hers. Tim Gunn accused Richard of strategizing where – If he were to end up on the bottom – He would blame his partner. Fashion judge Nina claimed that Patricia wasn’t strong enough to help Richard. His fashion design was voted as the worst by all the judges & was sent home.
On the other side of the room was Daniel & Layana who struggled to match their ideas with both designs. All the contestants had to create two textile designs, one ‘Avant Garde’ & the other ‘Ready to Wear.’ Daniel was fine, but Layana was defeating herself at every turn. She had to get it together at the last minute, but with a poor showing. After the judges critiqued each dress design Layana broke down in the waiting room. She cried & screamed at Daniel for ‘Betraying’ her as a partner. She just lost it & was seen earlier reaching out to Patricia for comfort. She portrayed the hurt victimized teen designer who couldn’t get it together.
Stanley was the winner of this week’s challenge. He won the $10,000 prize from Hewlett Packard & Intel. The judges called his & Michelle’s designs, – “Quirky”, “Loved it”, “Gorgeous”, “Perfection”, “A real collection”, “Hand drawing was beautiful.”
Patricia & Richard were the losing team & the judges liked Patricia’s design by saying, – “Loved the work”, “Fresh”, “I see you.” The judges called Richard’s design, – “Struggling with architecture”, “Over all it didn’t translate”, “No woman would wear that skirt.”
Native Designer Patricia Michaels has made it to the 11th round on “Project Runway” with a new challenge, another guest judge & more fashion designs.