I know, I can't believe it either. This week's project was to design clothing for the 'Every Day Woman' - who turned out to be the designer's Moms and sisters. But they didn't design for their own relative, they had to choose someone else's relative and consult with them on the type of outfit that they wanted. Robert's sister was probably the youngest at about 30 and the most average in size. The other gals were 40s to maybe late 60s and varying sizes, including a few plus sizes. Some of the designers were in a panic about making larger clothing.
Vincent designed for Uli's Mom, and he actually behaved like a polite sane man. He did win the competition, but I really didn't like his dress. It was a black dress, fitted at the waist with a belt on the front. It had a big pimp collar on the front done in tan. Maybe a more subtle collar. It looked like a very basic dress though, something that a moderate sewer could have made from a McCalls pattern.
Angela designed for Laura's Mom (also a redhead) It was a long tunic over short pants. But the tunic had several rows of long fringe, which made it a little too young for her. The judges called it 'Stevie Nicks' style.
Laura chose Jeffrey's Mom, and she also stunned her own Mom by accidently revealing that she is pregnant with her 6th child. She just found out after the show started filming, and apparently hadn't even told her husband yet. Laura designed a cruise outfit with a high waisted sailor style skirt and blouse and scarf. Cute actually, but not suited to Jeff's Mom, it looked kind of stiff and poorly fitted on her frame.
Robert designed for Vincent's sister, who was a plus size gal. She wanted a long dress with a kimono style top in red and black, and that's what Robert made. She seemed happy with it, but the judges didn't like it for some reason, so Robert got the boot in the end. I was sad to see Robert go, but then again, I've been disappointed in his designs except for the 1st challenge with the bow and the doggie style dress. I guess I was expecting more Wow! from him. He's a good designer, I just think he has trouble with the challenges.
Jeffrey gave another DB performance while trying to design an outfit for Angela's Mom. I think that he just got it in his head that he didn't like Angela, so he wasn't going to like her Mom either. Her Mom was a very nice little lady, soft spoken, polite. She wanted a long dress in dark colors. Tim asked her how she felt about the colors that Jeff ended up picking, and she said she was concerned about them making her look matronly. Jeff went off and accused her of trying to sabotage him. She never raised her voice, never said anything offensive or confrontational, and she looked like she was on the verge of tears. Finally he told her he didn't want her around while he was working and that he didn't care if she liked the dress or not. While she was in the sitting room crying, he was in the sewing room calling her a 'crazy bitch'. Then HIS Mom went in and apologized to Angela's Mom, saying he was under alot of pressure (oh, no one else there is under pressure?) She ended up crying too and so did Angela. I don't know how many times Jeff and his Mom said in this episode that he was once a junkie on the street and then pulled his life together. Good, great for you. But that's no reason to be obnoxious and rude to people. He ended up making a really horrible gown that should have been enough to get him booted. But of course he's still here because of his high drama factor.
Michael designed a reversable dress for Robert's sister. Black with print trimed on the outside and print on the other side. Very sharp looking.
Kayne designed for Michael's Mom. He chose her because she was wearing bright colors and had rhinestones on her shoes - he's said before that he is attracted by sparkley things. The judges didn't like Kayne's outfit, but I did, cute capris with an orange top and floaty print chiffon scarf over the top. I thought it was flattering for her full figure and her age.
Uli designed for Kayne's Mom. She worked her wild print magic again, making a floaty chiffon top on an angle over an orchid top with khaki pants. I thought Uli should have won.
Check out the outfits here (If you can get anywhere on Bravo's slow site) http://www.bravotv.com/Project_Runway/rate/
What was fun was the lunch that the designers and their Every Day Women had with Michael Korrs and his Mom, who was also the guest judge. Designer Michael admitted that he was a 'Momma's Boy' and mused that Korrs was probably a Momma's Boy too. The Mom's showed off some embarrassing childhood photos of the designers (ha-ha Jeff) I would have liked to have seen a picture of Little Laura, but instead we got the 6th baby on the way announcement.