Project Runway Goes Print Wild

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Vivienne Tam joined the judges' panel on this week's Project Runway, helping to plug HP and critique the group's original patterns.

Spoiler Alert!

Emilio ended up winning this week, with a graffiti monogram print that seemed dubious at first, but culminated in a striking, 40s-era dress and jacket that looked smart and timeless.  Judges also loved Seth Aaron's inventive pop-art print on a trim jacket that he paired with a tie, and Maya's fiery red-orange print that ran along side panels on a body-con minidress.

That was the good.  Then, there was the not-so-good.

Mila, who's typically a favorite with her sophisticated talent and intriguing, mod-style taste, had her first flop this week.  She painted stripes and splashed them in a bias-cut along the skirt of a rigid maxi-dress that was impossible to walk in for the model.  Michael Kors was so averse to Jonathan's muted gray-dot pattern and reverse gold metallic jacket that things got quite heated on the runway.  Kors compared the dress to a tablecloth that had had a smattering of spills and deemed its topper a straightjacket.  Jonathan was not pleased and said as much to everyone's shock. 

In the end, however, the back-talk wasn't enough to get him booted and, somewhat surprisingly (but only somewhat), the flamboyant Anthony was sent home for a generic, sweetheart-neckline sheath and so-so purple print. And then, there were six.

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