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Project Runway Season 3, Episode 5 - Full Recap

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"Iconic Statement", Guest Judge: Designer/Icon Diane Von Furstenberg

by Maeko

Challenge: To recreate and modernise a look of a fashion Icon (not necessarily a super model).

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Despite lacking drama, the early exit of Keith Michael proved to be invaluable for Michael Knight who as yet hasn’t had the chance to share the spotlight. More on that in a sec. I think the highlight of the first half of the show was Jeffrey’s sour attitude toward the pariah Angela. With the villain of the first few episodes absent, someone must step into his place and fulfill the role of the show’s asshole. Jeffrey bags on Angela for messing up his sewing machine. “If you use the machine before me and I use it and it’s f*cked up, you’re responsible for it!” he yells at her while she tries vainly to speak over him to defend herself.

I was surprised to find Architect turn around and snap at Jeffrey. Jeffrey spends about eight seconds quacking into the camera in imitation of Architect’s response to his harping Angela. He quacks so hard the Detroit tattoo (what’s up with that thing, anyway? it’s NOT hot.) on his neck looks like it begins to throb a little.

Heidi places the control into the model’s hands and lets them choose their designer and scrap each other over a fashion Icon.

So what does everyone end up with? Notable pairings and the designs they created to update their style after the jump...