Read Related: Project Runway Recap: Episode 5The Challenge: Each designer will partner with a kid from the school to create a painting that will serve as inspiration for an avant garde runway look. Tim stresses, “Be ambitious. This is not a red carpet challenge.” A few of the designers are clearly uncomfortable dealing with kids, while others fit in a little too well (Josh C.). Viktor’s quote of the day after tepidly responding to his sassy, opinionated, and very enthusiastic partner: “I probably would have dealt better with her if I had a cocktail. I’m never having kids.” And Bert likes his partner because he’s quiet. Now off to Mood where avant garde translates into yardage (and big hair as we see later).
After all of last week’s Project Runway drama, the designers are (in the words of Bertzilla) “putting the nails away.” For the first few minutes at least. This week they are whisked uptown to the Harlem School of the Arts where eager teenagers (not hyper children) are waiting with canvases and easels. Hey, at least so far this challenge looks more creative than physical.