Project Runway: Designers Get Inspiration From...Other Designers

October 30, 2009 by SheFindsJenn
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Using their previous winning looks as inspiration,the six remaining designers in episode 11 of Project Runway had to come up with complementary looks that matched their originals’ style.

It’s been a few weeks since Christopher designed anything the judges liked, and his ball gown with flower appliques was no exception.


Carol Hannah thought about designing something besides a dress, but why mess with a good thing? Her cute cocktail look with pockets wasn’t as glamorous as her Bob Mackey-inspired gown, but the judges didn’t notice.


After the success of her Park Avenue edgy cocktail dress, Gordana tried to translate edgy into a sleek upscale outfit, but failed miserably.


So it’s a good thing for her that Logan turned up the volume way too high. The irony for him is that zipper-gate (where Althea passive-aggressively accused him of stealing her collar idea) was basically what sent him home.


And despite Irina accusing Althea – on the runway – of copying her over-sized sweater design, “Meana Irina” got her comeuppance by creating a “beautiful” brocade dress, but losing out to Althea.


Borrowing the paper bag element of her winning skirt, Althea created impeccably crafted pants, topped with a sexy tank and a cozy cocoon cardigan.


Judges unanimously loved Althea’s outfit. While the slim pants have a lot of volume near the waist and might not work for every body, they’re a nice alternative to leggings. These Silence & Noise Paper Bag Trousers fit the bill, but won’t break your budget. There’s no shortage of cocoon-style cardigans with kimono sleeves, but this Ella Moss Striped Ollie Cardigan has a pretty  silhouette and a belt to keep it from looking sloppy.

Score more of this week’s favorite styles with cardigans, cocktail dresses, and harem pants.


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