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The People demanded it, so here it is, LAist coverage of Project Runway. If you haven't watched any of the other three episodes of this young season yet, fear not, here's a recap and a preview of tonight's very special episode.

by Maeko

Last week was Project Runway Season Three, Episode III – Fashion's Favourite Accessory

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Guest Judges: Gown designer, Vera Wang; Ivanka Trump, VP

The remaining thirteen designers are commissioned to create an outfit for their model inspired by Fashion's latest accessory trend. Left in the dark to guess what the heck Heidi could mean, they spend the night agonising over what this mystery accessory could be. In the morning the awake to a note from Tim Gunn, their Mentor, telling them to meet him in Central Park. In the cold morning air, he reveals the accessory: TINY, FURRY DOGS!

They are to create a look and narrative (Story behind the look) based on the dog and outfit their models and the dogs they have chosen.

Keith Michael, the supposed villain of the bunch chooses the ugliest dog, the Chinese Crested (in my opinion), because he thinks it is the most unique and will stand out as distinctive as his personality is.

Quirky designer Angela (who was the source of conflict in last episode) creates a metallic number with a rouched bubble hem skirt with flower trimmings and a v-neck crop tank. The story behind her look? A young, fashionable woman is running a summer camp for children near Paris, teaching them how to sew and design. Uh??? Where does it say that in the all-over look you've created?

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Guest Judge Ivanka Trump calls Angela's model a streetwalker during judging.

Bradley, whose birthday it happens to be, is having trouble coming up with a design and sews together an a line skirt and high-collared bubble hem satin shirt onto his model, though he ends up with high scores, much to my surprise.

Keith, overly confident for the win, doesn't even design anything for the dog, believing he can win the challenge based on his copper petal trim high-neck dress. He puts a bracelet on the dog like a doggie-collar, and claims credit for creating it as his look. The judges ream him for not doing the required portion of the assignment: create a look for the dog. Heidi tells him during judging that he would have won if had done what was asked. Aside to the camera, Keith exclaims, "I didn't win? That . . . doesn't make any sense."

In the high-low final few: Angela, Uli, Keith, Bradley, Katherine Gerdes and Allison with a cropped capelet + Suit/Sheath combo.

The winner? Uli's halter, multi-strap back graphic print dress.

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The loser? Damnit, not the scattered, messy, uncooperative, morose Angela. It was Katherine Gerdes whose slip dress was considered altogether plain.

Be on the lookout: Tonight's episode is going to be interesting. Someone gets kicked off the show for first time! Who will be the first to leave the Runway without a losing design?!