'Project Runway': No clowning around

project-runway-seth-aaron-model-320.jpgIt's the final countdown! Heidi tells them that they all deserve to be there. They go to Coney Island, where they meet Tim at the Ringling Brothers Circus tent! Sadly, he doesn't enter on the trunk of an elephant.

Their challenge is to create a high-end runway look inspired by the circus. Funny, aren't they always warning people to not make things look like the circus? The circus performers put on a show for the designers, which is pretty cool. We thought they might be too tired to enjoy it, but Jay is hypnotized by the topless boy acrobats. They are kinda dreamy.

Tim tells them to think "fashion." Everybody finds esoteric elements of the costumes by which to be inspired. Everybody talks about making it to Bryant Park constantly. Tim tells Anthony to turn up the volume. They have two days for the challenge, which makes everyone thrilled!

Anthony is worried/excited early on that his color palette is different from all of the other designers. Mila interviews that Emilio is getting a big head. She would prefer that he stop gloating. Tim tells Emilio that he needs to use color, but he doesn't listen. Anthony starts to freeze. He doesn't know what to do. After the fitting, Emilio realizes that Tim was right and adds some color.

Cynthia Rowley is the guest judge. Frankly, I think Anthony's is the only design that doesn't look totally ridonk.

Read the full recap at Television Without Pity