In our weekly predictions for “Project Runway All Stars” season six Amanda Valentine was the front-runner to win for the better part of five weeks. So it came as a shock that she was eliminated in 11th place in Thursday night’s episode, “Fashion’s New Superheroes.” Did she really deserve to go home so soon? Vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.
The challenge for this episode required the designers to take inspiration from Rodial beauty products and translate those products into fierce designs to unleash their models’ inner superheroes. Valentine got “Pink Diamond,” and she struggled early on to wrap her mind around the concept because she didn’t know much about superheroes and the color pink was outside of her comfort zone. But she put in extra effort — maybe too much effort? — to create a complex color-blocking pattern that created a strong, geometric effect on the runway.
“I really love the angles of the color-blocking,” said Amanda as her model strutted down the runway. “I think I did okay.” Frankly, I thought she did better than okay, so when she was called forward for critiques from the judges I thought at first that she was one of the high scorers — certainly not the contestant who would be eliminated. Judge Georgina Chapman thought Valentine’s fabric was better suited to curtains, and Isaac Mizrahi said outright, “That dress was just bad.” Ultimately, even though the judges found Edmond Newton‘s look derivative and Merline Labissiere‘s look repetitive, it was Valentine who was sent home.
This was Valentine’s worst finish yet. She placed eighth in season 11 of the original “Runway” series. Then she was brought back for season 13 where she advanced all the way to the runner-up spot. This was her first time competing against all-stars, so the stakes were even higher, but she had more experience than most, so she seemed like a strong bet to go all the way. Did you agree with the judges, or did they get it dead wrong? Vote below to let us know.
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