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Three more episodes until the finale, and I must say, I still think Ra'mon should've made it to the final three. (Totally with you, Nina, when you came back on the show wondering where he was). Anyway, I'll get over it.
Who's left? Big-time crier Christopher, consistent Althea, Gordana (who needs a self-confidence boost badly), sweet Carol Hannah, eye candy Logan and "meana" Irina. (Guess who I want to get auffed this episode?) And all I have to say, you go, girls! The fashion femmes seem to be knocking the judges out while the boys are... well... sucking.
In tonight's show, it was all about complementing what the contenders have already created. The designers had to make a companion piece from their winning looks—well, except for Logan who never won a challenge. The judges picked one of his non-winning looks instead. Gordana ends up working with that edgy dress from the divorcee challenge. Irina is working on her winning look in the previous challenge—the Aspen ski bunny three-piece. Christopher decides to create a long version of one of his super-textured numbers (it looks very couture).
As they plotted, Logan just goes crazy for zippers. Christopher decides to go big. The boys are in it to win it. But how do they fare?
Althea decides to make pants and Logan taunts her, reminding her that a losing designer did something similar. He also mocks Christopher for playing with 30 yards of fabric. (I wonder what he's making?!) As much as I hate Irina, she's pretty funny with some of her commentary. "Why is one dress throwing up the other?" she said referring to Christopher's gown. In the meantime, Carol Hannah starts second-guessing her initial idea, which Tim Gunn encourages her is beautiful. "Everyone's nervous because no one wants to go home," Gordana says. You got that right, sister.
Then drama happens because Logan bites off Althea's zipper-on-the-collar idea (she did it on the Christina Aguilera challenge). Irina suggests that Althea say, "I see you were inspired by my piece," to the copycat. Then, Irina realizes Althea's look is way too similar to her Aspen number. Scandal! This can only explode on the runway during judging.
After all the copying, overuse of fabrics and just plain bad ideas, Logan was auffed for his crazy zippers. Le sigh—no more eye candy.
The Most Memorable Looks: Christopher's bottom-heavy tiered and textured gown (what a mess!), (I hate to say it) Irina's uptown chic dress and cozy coat (that Nina didn't like because the dress looked "cheap"), Carol Hannah's fun dress with pockets, Althea's pants-and-sweater number (which the judges pointed out reminded them of Irina's look)
Who Won: Althea
Who Might Go Next Episode: Gordana or Christopher