Project Runway All Stars, Episode 3: "Sip Into Something Sexier"
Jay-Z's 40/40 club was the meeting place for this week's episode. As the designers gathered in the lavish sports bar, Alyssa Milano presented the challenge. Each designer had to choose one cocktail from the menu, and watch the bartender construct the drink. They needed to pay close attention to ingredients, colors, and presentation as inspiration for their--you guessed it--cocktail dresses! Designers were given time to sip their drinks and sketch at the same time. With only $100 to spend at Mood, creativity was key.
In case this wasn't enough of a task to complete in one day, a twist was added after Zanna came in for the workroom critiques. Since every cocktail has a garnish, each designer would now have to create an accessory to accompany his/her dress. They could use their own leftover materials, another designer's fabric, or transform an item from the QVC accessory wall. This certainly added more stress to the situation, but everyone managed to come through in the end.
This week's guest judges were fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff and interior designer Nate Berkus. While Alyssa agreed to wear the winning design before seeing the runway show, she later decided she would wear both Viktor (the winner) and Christopher's dresses after seeing what a great job they had done. Melissa was in the bottom for the third week in a row, and was finally sent home.
On to the designs...
The top three
Viktor Luna's WINNING design:
Christopher Palu's design, made out of curtain fabric:
Elena Slivnyak's design: