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Project Runway: Season 7, Episode 3: Tag-team tantrums

There’s no “i” in team – except when you’re a Project Runway fashion designer trying to impress Heidi Klum, et al, with your supreme vision.

As always, the Dior gloves came off as soon as the designers had to pair up in twos to create the team leader’s high-end signature look.

From the commercial teases, Atlanta resident Anthony and Seth Aaron seemed to be two grizzlies ready to charge each other. Watching the show, it quickly became clear they were just roughhousing cubs, complete with pet names (“Ant” and “Papa”).

Miya was increasingly annoyed by Jay. She felt like he was a little too lax since he had immunity this week (to be fair, isn’t that the unspoken benefit of immunity?)

In the end, it was off-kilter but sweet Ping who tasted power and needed a little Prozac. She and Jessie were at each other’s throats about the designs, materials, models – everything. Of course it didn’t help that everyone also had to complete a second “look for less” with a mere $50. Ultimately, Ping reminded Jesse that “I’m the team leader!” while he said was trying “to rein in the crazy.”

Highest scores

Mila, who partnered with Jonathan, won with her with sporty pant suit. The judges loved the clean, graphic print and separates (Michael Kors noted it was logical for how real people dress. Seems ironic since his clothing and handbags are rarely priced for “real people”). They hated the budget baby doll dress.

Jay and Maya created a classic Hollywood gown with a very dramatic scalloped shoulder. It was given modern sensibility by the opposite shoulder, which was sleek and bare. Their second look, which seemed a bit black and bland at first, had a lot of textural interest on closer inspection. The judges thought this budget look put the pricey inspiration to shame.

Lowest scores

Ping and Jessie

Ping was eliminated after her signature look reminded judges of the Statue of Liberty. In her signature move, the poor model was draped in fabric, but this time she had to hold the yardage. I’ll admit that I thought the top of the dress was beautiful – minus the tail – but you can’t wear half of a dress. Their second look was blah, blah, boring.

Anthony and Seth Aaron

Team leader Anthony ended up in the bottom two this week, but Seth had his back to the end, taking 50-50 share of blame for the gown judges said was for a “cotillion party in the South from hell.” They said it was too costumey, and Anthony asked them, “What would you have done to have made it more modern and forward thinking?” LOL. After reminding him he’s the designer, Nina Garcia said simply, “both [looks] are really ugly.” Maybe it’s the Southern Belle in me, but I liked the signature gown.

ANTHONY SAID:

  • “[We’re] designing a gown for the vice president of McDonald’s; however, everybody needs a dress.”

Noting gown colors of black, yellow and red

  • “Why you bring your ass over here spectating?”

Asked of Jay, who seemed comfy with immunity

  • “I’m stacked, packed and ready to attack.”

A final mirror check before leaving the apartments

  • “Slapping the hell out of Seth Aaron is probably not the best way to get the greatest result.”
  • “Stop acting up in front of company.”

To Papa Seth when Tim Gunn stopped by the work room

BONUS QUOTE

  • “Where’s my brown sugar?”

Seth got saucy when he was picked by Ant for this challenge

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15 comments Add your comment

Sally

January 29th, 2010
7:43 am

Anthony is hilarious!

“Stop acting up in front of company” Loved it!!!

Shell

January 29th, 2010
8:15 am

Ping’s garment during week one was just fabric draped across the model and the judges oooed and ahhed over it. She lasted 2 weeks too long if you ask me!

Ms Chelle

January 29th, 2010
8:51 am

I love ANTHONY…he keeps it real :)

Denise

January 29th, 2010
9:09 am

My taste level must be low because I loved both of Anthony/Seth Aaron’s looks. I didn’t really like the jacket on the winning look but that is what the judges thought was the best thing going. Oh, well. Glad Anthony is safe. I thought I’d hate him but he’s hilarious.

Claudia Barca

January 29th, 2010
9:16 am

About time!! Ping should have been gone last week. What is wrong with you people? How did you let her get away with the potato sack design and the butt hanging out. Awe,,, she cried… and worked you. I almost stopped watching because you did that. Gawd! You let a designer with some potential go and kept the crazy woman.

Mercedes S.

January 29th, 2010
9:58 am

The winning design might have looked good on Danny DeVito when he played the Penguin in a Batman movie… I thought it pretty horrid. The matching pants made it costume-y.

Saw nothing wrong with yellow and black ballgown. I like billowing skirts! But matching up talent like this is never a good idea. I like Seth Aaron and Anthony, individually, but they were so intent on getting along, their designs showed no “signature” or even personality.

Ping is too avant garde for this competition. Instead of being condescending, pouty and rhymes-with-witchy, her partner (can’t remember name) should just have had a serious talk with her and tried to make her see the importance of having some basic skills. Like sowing.

Eileen D

January 29th, 2010
1:37 pm

I think that Ping stayed to long and It didn’t seem like she knew how to sew. She should have gone last week with the dress with the butt hanging out. Not good. Don’t see her style selling clothes that people want to wear.

madhuraya

January 29th, 2010
3:34 pm

Anthony and seth was great they tried to get along and i like the (mcdonald) gown as well better than the “PING” challenge.

Anthony is HALiarOUS
and he left his feelings in Alabama!!

Joe

January 29th, 2010
4:48 pm

Launch My Line is Produced by a lady from Gainesville Ga!!!!

susan

January 29th, 2010
9:16 pm

I also liked the “McDonald’s” gown. The winning design seemed more for next weeks opening show for the Olympic athletes. but I usually don’t agree with the judges. (That should make sense because I can’t find anything in the stores lately because I don’t want to dress like my teenage daughter.) Designers and the magazines need to wake up. The reason clothes are not selling isn’t because of the recession, the designs are not there.

Roja

January 30th, 2010
10:36 am

When my coach said there is no I in team I responded: Yes but there is an “M” and an “E” and that spells ME!!!!

RLM

January 30th, 2010
11:44 am

MERCEDES, I AGREE PING NEEDS SOWING. SHE SHOULD BE IN A FIELD GATHERING THE POTATOES. THE REST KNOW HOW TO SEW. HOWEVER THE WOMAN LAST WEEK WHILE A SEAMSTRESS, DESIGNED A VINTAGE VANNA WHITE DRESS. IF YOU LIKE IT GO SHOP AT DRESS BARN. SOMETHING SIMILAR WILL TURN UP.
THE WINNING COAT WAS UGLY AND LOOKED LIKE ROSILIND RUSSELL IN AUNTIE MAME DURING ONE OF MAME’S WIERD STAGES. WHO WOUDL WEAR THAT?

ANTHONY’S DRESS WAS DATED. THINK GRACE KELLY IN TO CATCH A THIEF. BEEN WATCHING TOO MUCH ‘MAD MEN’. BUT IT WAS PRETTIER THEN MOST. OH WELL WHAT WOMAN WANTS TO LOOK GOOD WHEN SHE CAN BE FASHION FORWARD.

carolyn

January 30th, 2010
3:22 pm

never thought i would like anthony either; however i love his sense of humor and loved that he and seth recognized that working together was important to remaining in the contest and stood, together by their joint-venture designs. i actually thought the gown fit very well with the original designers gown. michael kors has such a catty personality that i often tend to ignore his input. the winning the design was, imho, horrible. emilio really suprised me with his superior attitude this week. he was my favorite after first two episodes and although talented, i am cheering for anthony and seth given their selflessness exhibited in episode 3.

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January 31st, 2010
6:35 am

Rodney: You went to Journalism School for this dribble?

Kat

January 31st, 2010
11:50 pm

I love Anthony – it’s been awhile since we had someone with great “lines” (spoken, even if not designed) on the show. I could only handle “fierce” so long! Love PR!