The main colors in Mila Hermanovski's design tonight on Project Runway All Stars were—surprise!—red and black, but she did set herself apart in at least one positive way.
"This looks finally like a dress a woman can wear underwear with," mentor Joanna Coles praised Mila when she checked out the beginnings of her gown-minidress hybrid that had one little cap sleeve and one long sleeve.
Coles had lamented all of the men's bra-eschewing looks, noting how they "do like to torture a woman."
Yes, but, oh how Project Runway loves to torture designers!
Tonight's challenge was to make a dress inspired by some of the flags hanging at the United Nations.
"Give her a feta eye, a hummus lip and a pita glow," joked (at least, we think he was joking) Michael Costello as he instructed the makeup artist how to accent his Greek goddess.
But when Michael and his toga-wearing model stood before the judges, they weren't having the first-place-blue-ribbon-reminiscent accent. "The only thing that really bothers me is that blue bow," noted host Angela Lindvall.
Same went for Jerell Scott, whose India-inspired look started with a good idea, according to guest judge Catherine Malandrino, but then, once he had piled on the accessories (like a bindi headpiece) became too costume-like.
And Mila's bra-compatible ensemble?
"I get communism from this dress," observed the ever-persnickety Isaac Mizrahi of the graphic creation that was supposed to be inspired by the flag and culture of Papua New Guinea. "It looks Russian to me."
Sure enough, Mila's look got her deported after the judges determined she put "no thought process" into her dress.
"I don't know who can wear that dress, or where," Lindvall said. (Besides someone who just really wants to make sure she can wear underwear, that is.)
Mondo Guerra, working with the Jamaican flag, designed the winning look—a sleek black gown that only flashed Jamaica's signature yellow, black and green when the model turned around. It was the front-runner's second win in a row.
Do you agree with the judges? Who do you think should have been snipped? Sound off in the comments!