Project Runway Ties the Knot

Hey there, Project Runway fans! Last week, everyone teamed up to create outfits from carnival-game prizes. This week, Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson brought bow ties from his charity, Tie the Knot, for the designers to incorporate into their looks. (The goal of Tie the Knot? “To advocate for the civil rights of gay and lesbian Americans throughout the United States and to look damn good while doing it.” We can get on board with that.)

The good: Dom’s material made me go cross-eyed for a second, but this piece really stood out once I recovered. I had less love for the color combo in Kate’s outfit – khaki and chocolate brown didn’t quite work – but the individual pieces rocked. And Bradon’s construction (read: bow-tie weaving skills)? Top marks. I also liked Jeremy’s tribute to his gran, who passed away during this challenge, even though the judges didn’t.

An honorable mention goes to Alexander for his bow-tie pride flag. A little literal, but still nice.

The bad (and the ugly): Oh, Sue. I have no idea how she spent so much money on materials, because this dress wound up looking like a black widow spider dragging pieces of web. Miranda should add variety to her portfolio and stop showing pencil skirts – especially with tops that look like that.

The ugliest thing that still needs mentioning? Sandro’s behavior this episode. Angry over not getting a critique (though Zac Posen was more than willing to offer that “it looked like the walk of shame after an awards show”), he started a fight with Helen and Ken before storming out, leaving a path of stunned assistants and overturned mannequins in his wake. Guy even punched a camera. Peace, Sandro.

The last laugh: There wasn’t a lot of laughter this episode with Sandro on his way to meltdown town (except for when he nicknamed Tim “Top Gun”), but I did get to hear the words “The pants are sick” come out of Nina Garcia’s mouth. Thank you, Kate, for making that happen. Plus, Bradon proposed to his partner of 18 years. It doesn’t get much sweeter.

My first guess at the Final Three: Bradon, Kate, and Dom. What about you? And who do you think should have gone home, regardless of what happened with Sandro? Tweet us at @ruelala and let’s chat about it.

Until next time, auf Wiedersehen.

By Jess Huckins, Staff Writer

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