Project Runway Episode 5: "A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll"
Leather and lace and fringe and denim... in the latest episode, the designers had the opportunity to create a performance look and a red-carpet look for Grammy-winning country artist Miranda Lambert.
The episode began with Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum bringing out the button bag to sort the designers into six two-person teams. Samantha Black, with immunity from winning the Hard and Soft challenge, was allowed to pick her partner and she chose Daniel Esquivel.
The rest of the pairings were:
Richard Hallmarq and Stanley Hudson.
Patricia Michaels and Layana Aguilar.
Michelle Franklin and Mat Arthur.
Katelyn Pankoke and Tu Nakchat.
Benjamin Mach and Amanda Valentine.
Miranda Lambert sat in as a guest judge on the panel with Zac Posen, Nina Garcia, and Heidi.
The losing design
This challenge barely felt like a "team" effort. The design pairs consulted with each other, but the looks did not have to be cohesive.
Mat Arthur, who has been lacking in confidence, struggled with his design and ended up going home for a lackluster little black performance dress for Miranda.
The loser's partner
Michelle Franklin's design was also poorly received by the judges, who felt her styling was too '80s and that her necklace looked like linguini.
The winning design
Miranda chose Richard Hallmarq's fringed performance look:
All the rest
Stanley Hudson's design:
Daniel Esquivel's design:
Samantha Black's design:
Amanda Valentine's design:
Benjamin Mach's design:
Layana Aguilar's design:
Patricia Michael's design:
Tu Nakchat's design:
Katelyn Pankoke's design:
What did you think?
Which look would you have chosen for Miranda?
Which look would you have chosen for yourself?
Almost all of the designers used black or navy. Is there another color you would have sewn for Miranda if you were one of the designers?
Do you think Patricia dodged a bullet this week? Was I the only one who thought her fringe bandolier over a floral sheath dress was questionable?
Poor Mat went home over a lack of confidence. Has Daniel, on the other hand, become too confident?