We’re down to six designers and the finale is right around the corner! So exciting and so sad. It’s been a pretty satisfying season thus far with a just enough drama to keep things moving, just enough questionable designs to keep things interesting, and plenty of innovative style. But it’s not over yet, so back to tonight’s episode.When Heidi greets the designers on the runway with the cryptic, “We really want you to spread your wings,” everyone is thinking skydiving, airplanes, and parachutes—never assume on Project Runway. Tim greets them in the workroom with Collier Strong of the L’Oreal Makeup Room and four live birds. Another Project Runway first! However no one looks very excited or inspired by this. The Challenge: The designers will be working in pairs (again!). Each pair will be assigned a bird to serve as inspiration for a high concept runway look. BUT, the pairs won’t be working as a team; they’ll be competing head-to-head. The best of each pair will be in the top three. The winning look will be featured in an advertorial in Marie Claire introducing L’Oreal’s new color collection and the winner will get a $20,000 cash prize. That’s inspiring. The teams are: Bert, Josh, and a parrot. Anya, Laura, and a raven. Viktor, Kimberly, and a cockatoo.