Project Runway: Olympic Looks Are Meshuggener

Last night's episode of Project Runway featured special guest hottie Apolo Ohno, and the challenge involved creating a look for the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. Apparently, the Olympics mean different things to different people: Skorts, cocktail dresses, wide-legged pants, and, of course, leather. Jerrell's outfit featured a high-waisted skirt, blouse with jabot and a dotty sun hat. It made Nina Garcia throw up her hands and say, "I'm puzzled. I don't know what to say." Michael Kors giggled before saying, "In Yiddish, the word is 'meshuggener'. I mean, it's out there." Check out the clip, above, and then all of the ensembles from the runway, after the jump.

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Leanne made red white and blue look like a chic tennis ensemble.

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Stella keeps on squeaking by with variations on the same theme.

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Kelli's outfit looks a little housewifey, but not in a bad way.

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Blayne did something asymmetrical? Quelle surprise.

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Kenley's dress. Plaid.

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Suede's kicky little skirt is cute.

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The judges liked Joe's ensemble, probably because it was the most realistic. Olympians would actually wear this, for better or for worse.

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Keith's frothy little confection.

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I would have been fine with Terri winning this challenge. The jacket is hot. And you gotta love the athletic/tuxedo stripe on the pants.

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The judges did not like Daniel's dress, at all. "She's from the Republic of Cocktail Land?" questioned Michael Kors. By the way, the fabric was blue and not purple on my screen.

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Somehow Jerrell was not kicked off for this carnival of ridiculousness.

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Korto did a fantastic job. A deserved win.

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Jennifer was auf'd. If the challenge had been "Modern Librarian," she might have had a chance. Project Runway Season 5 [Bravo]

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I have been waiting all day to get home and watch this (Pineapple Express took priority last night). I thought the challenge was good, interesting, and totally wasted by a whole bunch of designers. Plaid? (Also, no RED in with the plaid?!) Day dresses? Mini-dresses? When American sportswear is sooo good with the idea of the pant? Korto and Terri hit it right on the head, and I would have been just as happy if Terri had won. Those were two knockout outfits, and I'm looking forward, more than ever, to see what these two have to give. Terri's really good, I've noticed, at pants!

I also love red white and blue as a color combo and often lament how obviously patriotic it looks in real life. People stare. I wanted to wear a whole bunch of this.

Stella is hilarious, but I'm done with actually having to look at her clothes.

Daniel's dress read blue in the work room and more purpple (but not totally purple) on the runway, on my screen. Daniel read clueless throughout.

Jerrell gave me the giggles like he gave Michael the giggles. I would've been annoyed that he stayed if Jennifer hadn't have gone home. But I also think you sholdn't be able to call yourself a designer if you're using capri-length leggings.

I agree with whoever said they're glad we don't have to tell Jennifer and LeAnne apart anymore.

Blayne is starting to grow on me and that scares me.

Suede is way less annoying when you edit out all the parts where he says "Suede."

Joe's straight. So straight he has kids. Got it. No, really, dude, got it.

Can next Wednesday be here please?

@the_decider: Jerell, Daniel and Jennifer all deserved to go home, but please, whenever there're bad designs, the one with the penis stays.

How long, exactly, have you been watching this show? Really? Really?

@SisterMaryMartha: I potentially disagree. A couple of the girls have good leg-to-body proportion (Nastia, Chelsie) which would work with a high-waisted wide-legged pant. Also, because you'd be making it for a range of heights and proportios, you can control the angle of the flare on a shorter leg better. Because I have short legs (in proportion to my body, and I'm only 5'4") and I can wear a high-wasted wide leg only if the flare is subtler. And you'd be able to do that for the 4'1" Shawn Johnsons, while being able to achieve more drama with the 6'2" volleyball team. My image of it was that it would translate to shorter porpotions well.