Got to love it when a designer has a target directly in his or her sights. Especially when said target is a fellow designer.
On tonight's episode of Project Runway All Stars, the remaining eight contestants were split into pairs and asked to go mano a mano in a battle of the four seasons: two did winter looks, two summer, etc.
And would you believe, with Mondo Guerra, Austin Scarlett, Michael Costello and Rami Kashou not competing against each other...
They all ended up with the lower scores!
Mila Hermanovski topped Rami in fall, Jerell Scott beat Michael (they really liked his look, but still) in winter, Kara Janx fared better than Austin in spring and Kenley Collins bested Mondo in summer.
With Cynthia Rowley sitting in as guest judge, the solemn foursome picked Jerell's tribal-inspired cozy wrap coat, cardigan and pants as the winning look—his first win of the season. (And probably an extra sweet score because he was convinced that Michael stole his coat idea.)
And, instead of taking the whole All Stars competition, Rami was eliminated. Austin was safe—barely—because even super-crabby Isaac Mizrahi loved his impeccably tailored high-waisted khaki trousers.
But Rami's royal-blue jacket and overly draped chartreuse blouse with the odd seams did nothing for Rowley—and that's a big no-no.
Didn't you expect Rami to go further? We sure did! And was Mondo's look really so terrible? It looked cute before the judges ripped it apart! Go ahead and sound off in the comments section.
(Originally published Feb. 9, 2012, at 8 p.m. PT)