Not many of us were predicting that Michael Brambila would win the “Project Runway” episode four design challenge. In “We’re Sleeping Wear?” he and his competitors were tasked with creating a sleepwear design for host Heidi Klum‘s line of intimate apparel. But did Brambila really deserve the win for his Art Deco-inspired slip? Vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.
“First of all, I love the color combination,” said guest judge Demi Lovato. “The blush is so pretty — it’ll compliment many skin tones. I think the neckline is very unique, it’s something that I haven’t seen before.” Klum added, “It looks sophisticated, sexy, expensive — there’s some design here.” Zac Posen described it as “Deco Cleopatra. It’s inventive, sexy, she’s strong. Really exciting, bravo!” And Nina Garcia said, “I loved the effect in the back … It almost looks like the top of the Chrysler Building. There’s a sensuality to her and a sophistication to her.”
Brambila was joined in the top three by Kentaro Kameyama and, to the judges’ surprise, Shawn Buitendorp, who received one of the lowest scores for the first two weeks of the competition and has been a thorn in the sides of her fellow competitors. Kameyama created a “beautiful print” according to Klum, and Garcia called it “adorable” and “charming.” And Klum was worried about Buitendorp after critiquing her design in its early stages, “but you really pulled it together,” she said. Garcia called it “modern” and “sensuous,” while Posen described it as “pajama glamor.”
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