Three days before the Bryant Park runway show, Korto Momolu, one of the final three, says her “heart breaks” for her “Jerelly.” Jerell Scott was sent packing in the previous episode which means that three women will compete for the Grand Prize — a first in Project Runway history. Leanne Marshall takes note of this precedent in her vlog: “It’s pretty awesome.” And yes, it is! It’s almost like they were... super women. What would their super hero powers be, I wonder? Meanwhile, at the Westin, the three wearily wash their faces, dress, and leave for a busy day of sewing.
Tim Gunn enters the Bluefly.com workspace and announces that he’s very proud of them all; they will cull their collections down to ten ‘looks’; and they must leave right away to cast models for their shows. “I’m leaving and so are you!” he calls out saucily. In a big, empty room, the finalists sit with “model casting director” John Pfeiffer. A diverse group of models parade before them. Korto wants models with lots of hair; she has a vision for their hairstyles: “Big Asian buns.” Kenley tugs at a model’s headshot trying to wrest it away from Leanne, who wants “alien looking girls.” Soon, models are cast and it’s time to return to Bluefly.com to show their collections to Tim.
Kenley’s viewing is first. She shows Tim a fitted strapless cocktail dress. The print is purple on white, with wavy lines suggestive of a zebra print. There is a Technicolor wad of fabric stuck to one side of the skirt. A large dark rope serves as the border between the two unrelated fabrics. It looks as if some sort of explosion happened along the side of the skirt and the skirt gave up. Tim stares perplexed at the creation.
As Tim shares his reaction, Kenley’s facial expression telegraphs, “Who asked you?” Bravo did, Kenley hon, that’s who. Tim is wondering aloud, “Why is there a rope at all? It looks arbitrary. It looks contrived.” Kenley curtly informs Tim she disagrees. “Alright, alright,” he gives in quickly. “I like the rope so I’m leaving it,” Kenley whines in her vlog, obviously ticked.
Still trying to help the helpless, Tim asks which look her “signature model” will be wearing. Kenley says Topacio will model the wedding dress. Tim hints to her that the judges have already seen that. “Yeh, and they loved it,” Miss Humility utters. “Was that your interpretation from yesterday?” Tim hints again. “Yes, wasn’t it yours?” Kenley asks him and seems shocked to hear “no.” Tim begins to explain. He thinks they liked her “execution” but... “But they called me a knockoff?” Kenley interrupts, ready to rumble. “They’ve done that to me four times already!” Because it isn’t enough to second-guess Tim Gunn to his face; by all means, blame the judges as well. “I’m sick of it! It’s insulting!” Kenley continues.