project runway poster 'Project Runway': Grey pants are so in, but who's out?

“Project Runway” is back!

This season starts off with 20 — yes 20 — designers being
invited to New York. However, right off the bat four need to be eliminated based on their prior work.

“I was getting married in Iceland and we cancelled the
wedding for me to do this,” says one girl whose name they don’t even bother to
give. “Project Runway is going to happen this one time and I can fly to Iceland


Oh, girl, if we know our reality TV (and we do), you’re
already a goner. Don’t make bold
decisions that will come back and bite you in the tush.

Everyone seems pretty much neck and neck, with a few standouts.
Alas, the judges must whittle the 20 down to 16.

Out are Icelandic wedding girl, whose name we finally learn
is Serena da Coneicao, along with fellow aspiring designers David Chum, Gunner
Deatherage, and Amanda Perna.

Bye. Sorry to have never known ya.

Now let the real games begin!

This week’s challenge: “Come as you are.” Contestants are
pulled out of bed at 5 a.m. and instructed to only bring a bed sheet with them. These,
along with the clothes on their backs are the only materials they have to make
a whole new garment.

Oh the drama: As each designer struggles to create something
mind-blowing with what little they have, Rafael refuses to give up his head
scarf for material. Not because it has any sentimental value, but because his hair was a “hot mess” and he “didn’t want to look homeless.” This is
about clothing, not hair. Step. It. Up.

Tim Gunn reprimands him for not maximizing his resources and informs him that he was almost in the bottom four.

Surprising everyone is former pageant queen, Anya. Not only
did she learn to sew just for “Project Runway,” but also she’s decided to make pants for the first
time. Bold move, but Tim loves it and so do we.

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The Runway: Newsflash guys, grey pants are in this
season!  They can be wide leg, tied
dyed, unflattering leggings, or just falling off your body altogether. That’s
all these designers want to make.

Seriously. Grey.  Blah.

Bert steals the show with the dress he crafted out of his orange gingham boxers and army green t-shirt. Loves it!

Guest Judge of the Week: Christina Ricci and her new lips.

Top 3:  Burt,
Anthony, Anya

Bottom 3: Rafael, Joshua C, Julie

Winner: Burt! You go, old man! Show the kids how it’s done. 

Out: Rafael. You’re so vain. Auf Wiedersehen.