By now, we know that nine Project Runwaydesigners showed their collections at New York's Spring 2012 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. I haven't peeked at those final runwayphotos yet -- I want to preserve the illusion that this last challenge truly decides whether or not their Fashion Week dreams come true. Sure, it's still important who wins, because only three designers will ultimately be in contention to win the competition, but it's odd pretending that whoever is eliminated tonight will have their Fashion Week hopes dashed.
For the final challenge before they go home to create full lines, the five remaining designers will have to find inspiration on Governors Island, which is off the southern tip of Manhattan. If the Real Housewives of New York City are to be believed, all you'll find there are a bunch of picnic tables and spilled champagne. But as it turns out, Governors Island is a treasure trove of inspiration: Laura soon discovers that it's the Circle Capital of the World (there are circles literally everywhere she looks!); Anya and Kimberly look to the Mark di Suvero sculptures; Joshua is inspired by the proximity of "artillerary" and stained glass -- that's also an appropriate metaphor for his fragile ego -- and in keeping with his snooty persona, Viktor is only thinking about Manhattan, even though he just rode a ferry and a golf cart to leave it. Read More...http://tvrecaps.ew.com/recap/project-runway-season-9-episode-12/