Project Runway 9: "Off the Track"comments (12) August 26th, 2011
This week, Heidi challenged the remaining twelve contestants to help design garments for her knitwear line with New Balance. The designers were competing for immunity, and the winning garment will be manufactured as part of Heidi's line. This was a team challenge, which, as always, was full of drama.
The challenge kicked off with the designers literally racing around a track for the privilege of being named a team leader. Before the race even began, Cecilia decided that she would rather not be in the competition at all, dropping out. Also dropping, but for a different reason, was Olivier who fell during the race, and then passed out when the paramedics arrived. After the teams were chosen (with Bert getting picked last), the teams were put to work with only a few hours for the competition. With the teams left uneven with Cecilia's departure, Anthony Ryan was given the option to bring back any of the eliminated designers. With this twist, Josh C. was back in the game. There was also plenty of drama to be had with Becky and Bert not getting along with their respective teams.
In the end, two designers (Josh M. and Viktor) shared the win, and Danielle was out. Heidi thought Anthony Ryan's mess should have qualified him for elimination, but the other judges thought his body of work made him worth keeping around. Do you agree with the elimination, or were you siding with Heidi?
Josh M: Team Leader (Winner)