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Mondo Guerra's Take on 'Project Runway': Pedal to the Metal

The "All Stars" champion reveals his thoughts about the designer's creations, which were inspired by Lexus sedans. Plus, one designer becomes the first ever to send a model out of the workroom undressed.

Project Runway Season 12 Designers Episode 5 - H 2013
Lifetime
The remaining "Project Runway" season 12 designers at the starting line of the Lexus team challenge.

Three was the magic number this week when the designers teamed up in trios to tackle their third unconventional materials challenge.

Tim Gunn tasked the teams to create a luxurious three-look collection inspired by Lexus sedans in one day using materials from either a vintage wallpaper store, specialty food store or a home goods/party store. The designers could only visit two of the three stores but were given a suggested budget of $1,500 to wow the judges.

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Some teams came together like the Three Musketeers while one team's work dynamic was more like a three-ring circus -- prompting a testy tirade from Tim. And a departed competitor returned to pay the remaining designers an unexpected visit.

Buckle your seatbelts cause Project Runway is about to slam the pedal to the metal. Vroom, vroom!!

In the Workroom

Tim divided the designers into four teams of three:

Ken
Alexandria
Sue

Kate
Jeremy
Karen

Justin
Dom
Helen

Alexander
Miranda
Bradon

Bradon's win last week earned him immunity, but he wasn't resting on his laurels. Instead, he used the momentum to help push his teammates forward. Across the workroom, Justin decided to make pants for the first time in six years but constructing them out of wallpaper proved to be a bigger headache than he had anticipated.

Ken (pictured in the workroom, right) was anything but a doll this week. Between berating Sue for her lack of sewing skills and treating Alexandria like a punching bag, his poor attitude choked all the creativity and collaboration out of his team. At one point, Ken declared he doesn't design for 40-year-old women. Really...??!! Sassy is cute, bitchy is not.

During his critique with Ken, Sue and Alexandria, Tim Gunn fired off some scorching reprimands. He said Sue's decision to use black curtains for her look made him "sick" and that Ken's behavior toward his team members disappointed him. I LOVE when Tim Gunn gets into a tizzy! Such a satisfying moment.

The designers got a surprise when Sandro returned to the workroom escorted by Tim. The "crazy, emotional Russian" swallowed his pride and asked his fellow competitors to forgive him, saying he wished he were strong enough to control his emotions. Oh, Sandro...!

Minutes before the runway, Sue's dress was still in pieces, earning her the unfavorable distinction of being the only designer in 12 seasons to send a model out of the workroom undressed. Eeeek!

The Best and the Worst

Celebrity stylist and fashion designer June Ambrose (and her Mickey Mouse ears) guest judged this week.

Kate, Jeremy and Karen's team won this lap while Ken, Sue and Alexandria were left in the dust.