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Project Runway Wrap-Up: Waste Not, Want Not

Last week's theme was trash: The designers had 30 minutes in New Jersey's finest recycling plant to choose the materials for their design challenge. Between the trash collecting and the trash talking, the producers should have issued all of us one of these hot yellow ensembles.

Even Laura was dumpster diving, which is a sight I'm sure her Upper East Side girlfriends never thought they'd see.

At least she managed to pull it off in designer riding pants and matching boots.

For the trashy details,


First, the official scorecard. Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe joined Michael Kors and Nina Garcia in the judges panel. After the dust settled, Michael won his second in a row with this tinfoil gold bustier dress and plastic wrap. Literally.

Jeffrey's blue and yellow newspaper design came in a close second. Jeffrey thought "the execution was flawless," if he did say so himself, and Michael Kors thought the "ugly/beautiful aesthetic" had Jeffrey written all over it.

I love the design, but doesn't the model kinda look like she's wearing her mom's dress?

As much as we loved her, poor Alison went home because, in the immortal words of Michael Kors, her model "looks like a paper brioche." And not in a good way.

Heidi thought she looked like a "plus model" and "fat Minnie Mouse" "with funny hair on her head."

But as bad as Alison's model looked, was it really worse than this nightmare from Kayne?

What was Kayne's design inspiration? "We just need to make it look like you were just sent through the recycling plant and this is how you ended up. Like she's just been rolling around in the dumpster." Um ... success, I guess?

And now for the backstory. For whatever reason, Laura has replaced Angela as the object of everyone's hatred. It looks uncomfortable.

Jeffrey prayed on camera that she would be sent to the guillotine. Robert and Kayne played a fun dinner game called "Let's trash talk someone!"

Kayne: [Laura's] dress is cute...
Robert: It looks like a straightjacket! I was like, she's sewing for herself again...!
Kayne: She kissed me on the cheek today!
Robert: I KNOW, I was like, you're gonna get a rash; you better watch it!

And Vincent probably summed it up nicely when he told her to "put some Harry Winstons up her nose."

Angela's just happy it's not her anymore.

Laura was right. "There's some serious ugly in this room right now."

Be sure to catch tonight's new Project Runway episode on Bravo at 10 pm!

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beach_babe beach_babe 10 years
wow...thats some pretty amazing designs considering they came from a dump LOL not sure i would wear any of them though
lesocialite lesocialite 10 years
i never liked laura. her first jacket was gorgeous but the sparkly stuff she put on the bottom of it turned me off.
TruJrzyGirl TruJrzyGirl 10 years
Ms "Let's Go For a Chat" reminds of a woman that is SUPER nice on the camera but SUPER witch when the cameras are off. Don't care for her and her fake attitude and smile.
malibu-stacey malibu-stacey 10 years
i think kayne and robert could be the REAL backstory here... :)
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
???????????? I'm lost here* Those 'clothes?' are hideous and that hair is just..............dumb lookin' *SaNdLeR and StIlLeR fan*
peepshow peepshow 10 years
I'm so mad that Alison got kicked off. Vincent needs to go. He's a nutjob that does not work well with others. And his work is crappy, in my opinion. I like Kayne and Robert-- I bet they make out behind the scenes. And Michael, I like him too. I LOVE ULI though. She's my fave!!
malibu-stacey malibu-stacey 10 years
laura can be obnoxious, but i think her heart's in the right place. i also think she has the most consistent style/vision out of all the designers. you can tell immediately when her dress is coming down the runway. whether or not you like her or her style, she has a distinctive vision that i think could put her on the fashion map. vincent is just a kook.
CortneyLynn CortneyLynn 10 years
I agree...I thought Vincent's comments on the runway were totally distasteful, and his dress was a nightmare. Alison's was pretty bad, I agree...but everything else she's done has been so cute! She was absolutely my favorite...I thought she would at least make the top 3. I don't understand why everyone hasn't turned on Jeffrey yet. Serious attitude. He's obnoxious.
Baby_Lisa Baby_Lisa 10 years
Well said...Vincent is just a wackadoo, and I'm sick of seeing his crazy designs. Santino had crazy over-the-top designs, but at least he was funny and entertaining to watch. Vincent just annoys me, and is borderline creepy. (I do agree, not a bad guy) At first I didn't really care about him, but it was a bit much when he talked about "getting off" when his dress went down the runway...not to mention he said it AGAIN in front of the judges!! Michael Kors' expression was priceless.
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
I think it was completely tacky of her to corner Vincent not only in front of the whole group instead of one on one, but to ruin the last moments with Alison for everyone. And Vincent isn't a bad person- he's just weird. Her attack was personal- she was doing more than sticking up for Alison. She's just got her head so far up her ass that she can't be nice to anyone who isn't vanilla like she is.
playsindirt playsindirt 10 years
My FAVORITE show. I actually love Laura - I think she's a class act. I give her props for challenging Vincent who shouldn't be there and should have gotten the boot instead of Allison. I think Angela is a diamond in the rough. Jeffrey is less talent then he thinks he is. Michael ROCKS! Love Kayne and Robert!!!!!!!
Baby_Lisa Baby_Lisa 10 years
I'm with ya girl...she needs to shut up! I still love her style though. I love that she stood up for Alison and insulted crazy man Vincent...but she did it in the wrong way, and pretty much attacked him instead of telling him he was the one who should have gone home.
Baby_Lisa Baby_Lisa 10 years
I can't believe they kept crazy Vincent over cute little Alison! I hate when reality shows cut good people and keep others just because they're loony and "make good TV".
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
I hate Laura. It makes me sad, because she was my favorite early on. She has great taste and does beautiful work, but I wish I could staple her stupid mouth shut.
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