Apparently, many designers have no idea what the term "sportswear" means. The folks on this season believe that athletes would wear purple cocktail attire and that patriotic means gold and white stripped girlie wear.

Apparently, many designers have no idea what the term “sportswear” means. The folks on this season believe that athletes would wear purple cocktail attire and that patriotic means gold and white stripped girlie wear. I think what hurt the most in this episode was that the rapidly fading orange kid had no working knowledge of the Beatles. (He thought the were from the 1930s! KL)

So, anywho, this week’s theme is the Olympics. The designers have to whip out a stunning little number suitable for walking in the Opening Ceremony. Unfortunately, only one or two of them have ever watched the Olympics, or have taken part in any type of sporting activities (I immediately hated Daniel when he said he’d never watched the Olympics at all. And I won’t get over it all season. KL).

Thus, the word “athletic” was open to interpretation. In the designers’ world, this can include frilly tops and gardening hats. It also seems there was a slight rebellion against the good ol’ red, white and blue. That being said, many of our fair designers just decided to go their own direction in the challenge as if they covered their ears and eyes while chanting, “Na, na, na — can’t hear you. Blah, blah, blah — I like shiny outfits you can’t possibly do any other activity other than look glamorous in.”

Cue bitchiness. Designers show their claws in this episode as the lashing out escalates. No one like Kenley’s laugh, Daniel does not know how to share, orange kid pleads to the producers to allow him to maintain his leathery appearance, and Jerell is still fabulous. (I kinda dig everything about Kenley, even her laugh. KL) Even though he has yet to make an outfit that really dazzles me, Jerell has won my heart with his one-liners. I hope he isn’t kicked off too early, or at least becomes a fan favorite.

In the end, Korto won because she managed to actually listen to the challenge details and create an outfit that:
1. Was sporty
2. Was patriotic
3. Didn’t look like the accessories would include a Grey Goose martini

Daniel and Jennifer had to duke it out for bottom honors. Daniel’s outfit was purple and too cocktaily for the Olympics, while Jennifer was lost in Jenniferland, a magical place that where the national colors are yellow and white and unicorns prance about freely. In the end, the judges decides to give Miss Jenn the boot. Hey, Jenniferland is a nice place to visit, but you don’t want to live there. The mayor is friggin’ crazy. (There are two reasons I’m thrilled to see Jennifer go: 1) I can stop getting her mixed up with the other mousy brunette. For three episodes I thought they were the same person! 2) I’ll never have to hear her say “Holly Golightly meets Salvador Dali” ever again. KL)

Next week, we travel business class.

Project Runway: Season 5 - Episode 4

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