If we could sum up last nights Project Runway Season 12 in three words, they would be diamonds, drama, and disaster. If the amount of tears and screaming matches in this episode only the second of the season! is any indication, we are in for one heck of a ride.
Our curiosity was piqued when a squad of burly security guards entered the runway with Heidi at the opening of the show, and we quickly learned that $30 million worth of diamonds would be the inspiration for this weeks challenge. The designers were challenged to design gowns that could stand up to this serious bling, and some of them quickly found themselves in trouble.
After choosing fabrics fit for eveningwear at mood, some of the designers got a bit overambitious with their looks. Helen, who has an epic meltdown during the runway show, wasnt able to finish her dress due to her attempting techniques that she was unfamiliar with. She wasnt the only one who couldnt keep her cool seemingly out of nowhere, Sandro started freaking out, even going so far as to scream at a production crew member who wouldnt show him how to work the steamer. Despite their sub-par performances and attitudes, both of these designers were safe and will be sticking around for the next episode.
When it came to the judging, Heidi, Nina, Zac, and guest judge Eric Daman held nothing back. Timothys racer-front dress got a lot of criticism, as did Helens unfinished gown. Early in the episode, Kahindo claimed that her dress is something that First Lady Michelle Obama would wear, but that ended up being a very overconfident statement: After calling her dress boring and off the rack, the judges sent her packing. Kates gorgeous gown, which was inspired by Marie Antoinette fleeing Versailles, was the nights big winner.
Tune in next week for the third episode of Project Runway Season 12 at 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime.