The guest judges, designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka, encouraged the contestants to design something feminine and soft, something worthy of being called couture. However, creating couture in a day - the time given for this challenge – is nothing less than blasphemy!
Having this incredible time constrait, it’s definitely make or break for the designers, and while some of them thrived, others crumbled under the pressure.
In the battle for fabrics, Michael and April once again bump heads, and Michael ends up going for black jersey instead of red. Turns out to be a very smart choice, as I think his design looked stunning in black, and red would’ve just been overkill. Seriously, I have no clue how he managed to get everything done in just one day, because the dress looked runway-perfect; definitely my favorite look of the week.
On the other hand, it was no surprise who the bottom 3 designers were. The theme was „a night at the opera” and those designs were anything but.
April did have an amazing concept, had she pulled it off it would’ve been amazing, because she can construct amazing things, but under the time constraits, had her model walked out in slow motion, it would've looked exactly like the opening scene from Melancholia.
Sweet P and Kara were the other two bottom designers, both their dresses looking like something you’d wear to a picnic rather than the opera. But while there was a glimpse of hope for Kara’s design – I think smart styling choices can save her design – there was none for Sweet P, and the judges agreed, making her the second eliminanted All Star.
Not sure how I feel about the next episode, when the guest star will be Miss Piggy. Seems a bit too gimmicky for an All Star season if you ask me. Am I the only one who still has mixed feelings about the show?