Sex and the City. Sarah Jessica Parker. Could an episode get any better?!
This week's challenge was simply marvelous: to design a fall/winter two-piece outfit for Sarah Jessica Parker's new clothing line called Bitten. The idea behind Bitten is creating high-end American sportswear at affordable prices, hence giving every woman what she wants.
With the designers having the privilege of picking their own models, this challenge was going to be top notch stuff.
When Sarah Jessica entered the design room to surprise the designers, there was clapping, laughter, and tears from designer Chris March. Sarah Jessica just has that affect on people (or should I say fashion designers who would give their lives to be able to design for someone like her).
The designers had only 30 minutes to create a design idea, and then pitch the idea to Sarah Jessica, who would then choose 7 designers to move forward with their designs. Those 7 would pick from the remaining designers to form teams of two in order to carry out the designers' visions.
Each designer had the chance to sit down with Sarah Jessica and discuss and explain his or her sketch. That time alone was something each designer well never forget, that’s for sure.
The winning design will be sold as a part of Sarah Jessica’s collection in Steve and Barry’s stores nationwide.
The designers had 30 minutes and only $15 to pick out cloth and begin creating their designs.
With 8 hours until deadline and Sarah Jessica Parker on their minds, the designers were franticly cutting, sewing, and designing up until the last minute.
“We all were just ready to go. It was a huge adrenaline rush,” said Christian.
Elisa, who used spit to mark fabric, whose vision was to create a polymorphic (you’d think it was designer vocabulary but it’s nothing more than Elisa vocabulary!) dress which someone could wear in “one thousand” different ways.
“Basically I’m on planet earth and Elisa is on some happy planet- I’m not sure of the name,” Sweat Pea said about Elisa’s bizarre tactics.
Ricky, who has been feeling down on himself since day one, cried. He said he’s feeling more confident this week and really hopes to impress Sarah Jessica.
As Tim came around to check up on the designers, some outfits were on the way to a disaster zone, and some were on the way to Steve and Barry’s.
“I was being told that my methods were ridiculous,” complained Elisa, who couldn’t understand why spitting on fabric was considered out of the ordinary.
Christian was confident and expected to be in the top two for the second week in a row with his retro style dress and bold jacket.
At midnight, time was up and whether their outfits were ready or not, the designers were definitely ready for bed.
The next morning the models were sent in to get dressed, made up, and blow dried.
It was runway time.
The models worked that runway, and the judges, including Sarah Jessica, analyzed and scored the outfits.
“It looks a bit costumy… a little Pocahontas- like all she needs is a headband and a feather,” Kors said about Marion’s design. Not a review any designer hopes for.
Though Christian was, as usual, very secure about his creation, the judges disagreed. They thought it was too 80’s and retro.
Victoria’s outfit one the title of winner, and was acclaimed “versatile and beautiful.”
“The dress is lovely and the dress has so much charm,” complimented Sarah Jessica.
Marion’s choice of fabric was off and Christian was stuck in the wrong decade, but Marion’s Pocahontas outfit was simply a disaster. He was asked to pack his things and go home.