While I was a little disappointed by the lack of input from guest judge Matthew Williamson, this episode did offer a captivating array of both really good designs and really, really bad designs. And Anthony’s personality is hilarious enough to shake up any monotony.
1. We’re at the Met! What an incredible smattering of dresses. The Madame Gres was my favorite–fit for any red carpet from 1942 to 2002, and beyond. But more importantly, why didn’t they give us a better look at those frocks?
2. Tim, in his most heartwarming moment yet, admits that he has cried over couture. I must say that I teared up at Alexander McQueen spring 2010. Have you ever cried over the beauty of clothes?
3. Wow, $500–can they hire an assistant with some of that cash?
4. I love love love Anthony, but that dress is way too cotillion for my taste. Yet there is something about it that reminds me of Dior. Do you think the judges are too harsh on designers influenced by their southern roots?
5. I knew it! It all seemed too easy. Of course they have to create a secondary look inspired by another designer’s vision. How does one find inspiration from a bumble bee?
6. The fact that Seth Aaron doesn’t throw Anthony under the bus makes me like him even more. Who is your favorite character and who is your favorite designer?
7. Amy and Jesus did a great job, but what’s up with Project Runway designers being obsessed with pleated high collars on dresses?
8. Mila might be slacking, but that jacket is kind of amazing. Maybe even Courreges-inspired? Perfect for the Met.
9. I loved both of Jay and Maya’s looks, especially the little black get-up. Matthew was so right when he said any girl would want to wear it. Are you listening, Sienna?
10. Ping is so sweet, crazy and annoying at the same time. Despite her lack of sewing skills, she won my heart. Did she ever find her sketchbook?