“Project Runway” (Lifetime) can be seen each Thursday evening at 9/8 p.m. Last night’s episode on Sept. 18, 2014 was called, “American Girl Doll.” It was the 9th episode of the 13th TV season. Two Native Americans have made it to this round in the fashion competition & they are Korina Emmerich & Kini Zamora.
The judges each week include, Tim Gunn (mentor), Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia & Zac Posen. A judge replaces Zac when he is out of town. The guest judges joining the panel this week is Elisabeth Moss & Heather Northrop.
The design challenge this week goes like this, “The designers have to show their inner youth when their challenge takes them to the American Girl Store. They are tasked with creating fashionable, age appropriate looks for their young female models based on the American Girl Historical Character line.”
“American Girl Doll” opened with the contestants missing “Fade” who was eliminated last week during the “avant garde” challenge. All of them met with Tim Gunn at the “American Girl” store in New York. The contestants have to create a dress for a girl model to match their “American Girl” doll.
They all have $150 to spend with fabric at “mood” right after they talk to their models & 30 minutes to sketch their design. They had a chance to look at the “American Doll” store for inspiration. There is only one day to create a dress design.
Most of the contestants have not designed for kids-wear except for Emily & she wants to win this week’s challenge. Korina Emmerich likes the idea of her doll which has the Native & Mexican looks from the state of New Mexico. Kini Zamora is worried, but always makes each design in his own style. He is so creative.
Char has the Native American doll & she designed a vest with fringes. Tim tells her it will look cheap & tawdry unless she changes it. Sandhya is not connecting & Tim was concerned about her design. She later cries because she takes it all too personal. Remember, Tim Gunn is their mentor & he wants them to do their best. He gives constructive criticism before their designs hit the runway.
There is no more “Immunity” saves. Every contestant now can be eliminated after each challenge. Amanda & Alexander had the middle votes & moved onto the next round. Kini, Char & Korina had the top votes. Sean, Emily & Sandhya had the bottom votes.
Kini Zamora won this week’s challenge. Sandhya lost the challenge & was eliminated.
You can watch the “American Girl Doll” episode at the website “Project Runway.”