This episode started with Gunnar declaring that he wants to win Project Runway so he can buy his mom a boob job. Say what?!
Dude, that's weird. I mean, sort of sweet. But weird. I just want you all to know that I would never allow one of my children to fund my boob job. And not just because they're in elementary school and have no money.
Anyway, this week designers created a textile design and a modern runway look inspired by their cultural heritage.
And then to give them a kick start, their moms, friends and boyfriends showed up in the workroom. And they also brought videos and old childhood photos. Oh the tears!
Christopher hates prints and immediately turned into a hot mess. He ended up designing a ladybug inspired print.
As soon as they got their fabric, Fabio looked at his own print and said, "It's a vagina and a penis. There is copulation happening." I didn't really see all this sex on his print but I guess it's better than ladybugs.
Then came Ven's look which and I swear to God this is true, Tim Gunn described as a "homage to a menstrual cycle." Here is Ven's maxi pad dress...
When Tim Gunn tells you that your Aunt Flo dress might offend people, you change course. Fast. Ven immediately scrapped his look and created this one with his predictable layered flower design on the front of the skirt.
The judges, who are sick of him always doing the same thing, did not like the look and described it as visually confusing. Heidi even thought it looked like a "Hawaiian airline hostess." Aloha!
The winner of the challenge was Dmitry who finally stopped making dresses and created a jacket with the illusion of floating shapes.
I agreed with guest judge and former All Stars winner Mondo that it was over designed, and I really thought Sonjia should have won for her fabulous graphic pants.
In the end, Gunnar got kicked off. He was trying to create a print that reflected his experience being bullied as a child. Although the judges liked the message, they did not like the finished product. Michael Kors thought his print looked like a, "sheet of bird postage stamps." And I'm guessing there isn't much of a market for U.S. Postal Service inspired clothing.
So Gunnar goes home.
And you know what that means. No boob job for mom.