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Mae Ko

  • Arts and Entertainment
    The moment of anticipation has finally arrived! (Albeit amongst much more controversy than previous installments of Project Runway.) This season was more than peppered with its share of intensely dramatic moments--what, with Keith Michael's disqualification, the bitter tension between Angela and her whiny mother and Detroit Neck, and the reinstatement of Vincent and Angela at the last minute for a challenge. But the final four have blazed through to Bryant Park will brilliance and...
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    Last night's episode was a repeat of last week's "Black and White" episode in which Vincent Libretti (Woody Allen) and Angela Keslar (Holly Hobbie) return to the competition in a desperate producer gimmicky attempt at boosting the ratings. The finale and runway show of Olympus Fashion Week airs 10/18. The final episode will air in two parts beginning 10/11. I will be on vacation that week, but I'm sure our guest reviewer has great stuff...
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    Challenge: Create a cocktail dress using only a black and white palette, incorporating all material purchased in the overall look. No leftover scraps are permitted. They are given one day to construct. Guest Judge: Designer Zac Posen. Heidi wasn't kidding when she said the challenges would get harder. Starting from last challenge, immunity was dissolved. This week's episode twist is more like a wrench thrown into the spokes of a moving bicycle. Heidi announces...
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    Challenge: Create a couture gown (hand made) in two days to be unveiled at a gala. Guest Judges: Catherine Maladrino (1st Judgment), Richard Tyler (2nd Judgment). In this second dual judging episode, the remaining six contestants are immediately thrown into design frenzy. Catherine Maladrino tells them: make a couture (completely hand-made) gown to be unveiled at a party. This is an assignment that will make or break the designers. Fresh ingredient for inspiration, the...
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    Challenge: Create a look for an international jetsetter with a twist (or two). Guest judge: Francisco Costa, Creative Director @ Calvin Klein; Catharine Maladrino. The drama of last week overflows into this episode's first minutes. Jeffrey still rankles from the conflict with Angela and her dear little mummy. He contends that Angela was trying to get him kicked off the show by encouraging her mother to say bad things about his outfit for her....
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    PR 307, Challenge: Create a look for the Everyday Woman, a look that the everyday consumer will wear, but stamp it with the designer's personal style. Guest Judge: Joan Kors, Michael Kors' mother The first five minutes packs a surprise punch. The designers are told "make a look for the everyday woman," and then a bomb drops. They are designing for women of their own everyday lives: their sisters and mothers! This challenge is...

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