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Project Runway All Stars, Episode 5: “Partners in Crime”

Guest judges (from left): Bar Refaeli, Elie Tahari, and Austin Scarlett.

Lifetime used this week’s challenge to introduce their upcoming mini-series: Bonnie & Clyde. While Elena remained cool, calm, and collected, Jeffrey had a bit of a meltdown when his male model did not match the measurements Jeffrey was originally given. Still, the season 3 winner managed to wow the judges, and secured his first All Stars win.

This week’s challenge was presented by Sarah Hyland and Holliday Grainger from the new Bonnie & Clyde. Inspired by the glamour and romance of the 1930s and the new mini-series, the remaining eight designers were challenged to work in pairs (of their choosing) to create an updated look for a young, modern couple. One member in each group would take care of the menswear design, while the other would stick to womenswear. Best of all, the winning designer will debut as a fashion designer in a Lifetime original movie.

Guest judges this week included super model Bar Refaeli and fashion designer Elie Tahari. In addition, standing in for Georgina Chapman was All Stars alumnus Austin Scarlett. Jeffrey stunned the judges with his winning look, while Mychael was sent home.

The teams:

Christopher and Viktor

Seth Aaron and Jeffrey

Irina and Mychael

Elena and Korto

The top:

Jeffrey’s winning design:

Jeffrey's design

Christopher’s design:

Christopher's design

Irina’s design:

Irina's design

The bottom:

Mychael’s design:

Mychael's design

Viktor’s design:

Viktor's design

Seth Aaron’s design:

Seth Aaron's design

The rest of the looks:

Elena’s design:

Elena's design

Korto’s design:

Korto's design

I couldn’t believe how minimal the drama was for this team challenge. In particular, I expected Korto and Elena to have a major fiasco, but they actually worked extremely well together. In fact, I think their couple’s outfits were the most cohesive out of everyone.

As for the judging, I was really sad to see Mychael go home. He has so much talent, and really knows how to design for women. What were your thoughts about this week’s episode? Did you enjoy the challenge? What was your favorite look? Share your thoughts below!


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  1. sews4fun | | #1

    I was not a fan of Jeffrey's coat, I thought it looked like a cheap home ec project, the lack of anything on the front, buttons, zipper, something, made it look strange to me.
    I thought Irina's skirt was amazing but that awful jacket just destroyed her chances of winning this one.
    I was so shocked when Viktor attacked Christopher in the back room telling him "I can't take you sometimes" after Christopher tried to comfort him. Personally, I "can't take" Viktor ANYTIME. He is annoying and odd. His Peewee Herman asthetic wore thin a long time ago and I would like to slap that stupid fan out of his hand, what is up with THAT?
    Honestly, I didn't see much of the thirties in any of the stuff that went down the runway and in my opinion, there really was no clear winner.

  2. padutchdiva | | #2

    What about that coat was inspired by the Thirties?

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    WilliamABonne | | #3

    Like these dresses.

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