OK, why was this episode called "The Sky is the Limit"? Because someone mentioned parachute fabric? Because the judges are always high? I'm going with a pie in the sky reference because some model trainer calls all the models "Pumpkin Pie" so he can tell them apart. I know it's a stretch.
Last week Fatma was out! I'd like to pause for a moment of prayer:
Dear Gott in Himmel, please let Vanessa get an Arby's commercial so Fatma can come back. Amen.
Back at the hotel, Gordana is comparing the designers to Olympic athletes:
Gordana: "So you know how some of the athletes are taking steroids or are genetically men? Yeah, it's just like that."
The few remaining guys start the He-Man Woman Haters Club and the first order of business is to eliminate Shirin. Second order of business: Logan: is he or isn't he?
Heidi makes her weekly pointless announcement:
Heidi: "Hello designers. I can't tell you anything about the next challenge. Go ask your father."
Tim introduces some Macy's lady:
Tim: "I'm pleased to introduce some Macy's lady."
Macy's Lady: "Your challenge is all about color. And at Macy's you can buy clothes in any color you want as long as it's blue. The great thing about blue is that it comes in many shades, which makes it different from other colors that only come in one shade. You'll be designing for the INC brand so make sure your designs are appropriate."
Tim: "Wow, it's going to be challenging to design something that boring but I have faith in all of you. The winner will have his or her design sold at Macy's."
Christopher: "My dream is to walk down the street and point at a girl and say 'I made that.'"
Well, I think that's a very misogynistic way to refer to your sexual conquests.
Christopher: "I'm talking about the dress she would be wearing."
Oh. That makes a lot more sense.
They make their design pitches to the Macy's lady:
Althea: "I wanted to do a high-waisted denim look that would be appropriate for the office or for attending a monster truck rally."
Carol Hannah: "I wanted to make a dress that would fit into a woman's existing wardrobe. So I made it really flat so it wouldn't take up much space in the closet."
Logan: "I'm doing a sweater dress."
Shirin: "Yeah, what he said."
Epperson: "I noticed that the INC label had a significant lack of ruffled capes."
Nicolas: "I have one word for you: Vest! I can tell you're speechless."
Christopher: "A day to evening shirt dress."
Louise: "Dresses plastered with flowers and other crap."
Gordana: "First, I just have to say that I'm a huge fan of boring clothes."
Irina: "My first look will be a patchwork skirt and then for the second look I thought I would make something that a woman would actually wear."
It's a team challenge. The team leaders are Irina, Althea, Carol Hannah, Christopher, and Louise, which is not a good start for the He-Man Woman Haters Club. The team leaders pick their teammates:
Irina picks Gordana
Althea picks Logan
Carol Hannah picks Shirin
Christopher picks Epperson
Louise picks Nicolas
The teams have twenty minutes and $100 at mood. In a Project Runway first, Louise almost loses her money:
Tim: "It was so dramatic! Louise couldn't find the envelope with the money and then she looked around and then she finally found it! There's always some new zaniness going on with this show! This was almost as exciting as that time one of the designers lost a Barbie hat."
The teams are showing signs of stress:
Shirin: "We're making a sweater dress. That's not something I would ever make. Even though that's actually one of the ideas I pitched a few minutes ago."
Irina: "I'm just going to pretend that Gordana doesn't exist."
Nicolas: "Ruffles are so tacky! Can't we just cover everything in feathers?"
Epperson: "Christopher is such a genius. He's not like Qristyl at all. I am so psyched to be working with him!"
Christopher: "Oh, stop! Epperson is the genius! He suggested putting pockets on the shirt dress and that just rocked my world!"
Tim: "Oh, for god's sake! Would you two get a room?"
Michael Kors is back this week! Joining him will be someone new from Marie Claire and the Macy's lady.
Heidi: "One . . . OR MORE of you will be out. I'm seriously considering eliminating all of you. So watch your step, Pumpkin Pie!"
Irina and Gordana created a full dress with an empire waist and a skirt and blouse outfit. Both looks are perfectly boring enough to sell at Macy's.
Althea and Logan created a cute little suit with a skirt that was way too short and a second horrible look with weird blouse and a poorly-fitted pant that made the model look huge.
Louise and Nicolas created two dresses. One was light with dark fluffy trim and the other was dark with light ruffle trim. The first dress looked like a feather boa was stapled to the front. It was truly awful. The second look was better than the first, but that's not saying much.
Carol Hannah and Shirin created two more looks that were boring enough for the assignment. The first look was a high-waisted skirt with a blue top and the second was an unflattering garment that they are apparently calling a sweater dress, which they paired with black leggings.
Christopher and Epperson created a decent shirt dress and a second greenish bubble dress with a strange bib that was really bad and didn't have anything to do with the first look.
Irina and Gordana and Carol Hannah and Shirin were the top two teams.
Irina is the winner for her big striped dress. I guess it wasn't any worse than anything else on the runway this week. Congratulations, Irina.
Louise and Nicolas and Christopher and Epperson are the bottom two teams.
The judges hate Louise's ruffles. Heidi tells Nicolas that he is lucky he has immunity.
The judges hate both of Christopher's dresses. I hate the bubble dress with the bib but I'm surprised they hate the shirt dress so much. It wasn't great but it wasn't that bad.
Christopher and Louise are the bottom two and Heidi is as harsh as I've ever heard her:
Heidi: "Christopher, your dresses looked like they were designed by a blind crack whore. And Louise, your dresses made us all want to commit suicide."
Louise is out. Sorry Louise. You picked the wrong week to go tacky.
Tune in next week when Gordana auditions for the Blue Man Group.