It's down to the final four, and for whatever reason, Josh M. is still on the show. We can only hope he goes back to his apartment and makes a ton of ugly, tacky stuff in horrible neon colors and gets sent home. Wait, didn't we see horrible neon colors in the promo? Fingers crossed!
Heidi Klum tells the final four they have five weeks and nine grand with which to make a collection. Then, she sends them home. Well, first they pack up their stuff at Atlas and cry a little. Then they go home. Hurry, you've only got five weeks, designers!
Of course, they don't just run back to New York with finished collections. First, Tim Gunn drops in to give them critiques while they still have time to fix their mistakes. His first visit is to Kimberly in White Plains, Md. She's designing for a Brooklyn gal, taking her inspiration from Brooklyn as it was when she was growing up (rough) and what it is now (expensive). What she shows Tim is surprisingly cute. I haven't loved everything Kim's done this season, but she's steadily improved. She introduces Tim to her two best friends and thinks about her dead mom. She's doing everything to make her dead mom proud. Do you detect a theme yet? You will.
Next, Tim jets off to Maraval, Trinidad to see Anya. She introduces him to her brothers Yves and Will. She does everything to make her dead brother Pillar proud. Everything, that is, except a collection. She shows Tim the beautiful fabrics she wants to use ... but no samples. She's made NOTHING? Tim looks like he's going to have a heart attack. I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack just watching. She keeps telling him she hasn't created any new shapes, to which he says, just MAKE SOMETHING. Oh, no. She's choking. Anya, I'm rooting for you, come back!
Next, Tim visits Viktor in New York. His studio is a fifth-floor walk up, which is excellent cardiovascular exercise. His inspiration is urban coast and ... his dead brother. Tim loves everything except one dress. Next, Tim meets his boyfriend David. Viktor reveals he's one of seven kids from Mexico, so he wants to make good to achieve the American dream.
Josh M. is in Queens. His sister McKenzie seems surprisingly sane, so apparently crazy doesn't run in the family. Josh M.'s family was athletic and he was a whiz on the track, but he left track and field behind for the bright lights and ugliest fabrics of New York City. He hopes Tim will clarify his vision. Hey, Josh M., you're supposed to have a clear vision ALREADY. Josh M. wants to push the envelope with a lenticular fabric usually reserved for arts and crafts projects. Tim does not look pleased. He thinks the colors are sherbet-y. Tim hates Josh M.'s beloved vintage print, which is truly godawful. Tim declares it's too busy and thinks it looks like he's trying too hard. Honestly, this collection is truly horrid. But now Josh M. has direction. Thanks, Tim.
Finally, it's time for everyone to head for New York for Fashion Week. Josh M. is so happy to be going to the penthouse of the Hudson Hotel, and he wishes his mom could be here to see him in all his glamorous glory. Guess what, Josh M.? You're not there alone, so get over yourself. Soon, everyone else arrives and pretends to be happy to see one another.
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