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Two-day challenge alert!

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September 14, 2017 at 10:32 PM EDT

Tonight’s Project Runway was a tale of good and evil. Quite literally.

Receiving their challenge from Descendants stars Dove Cameron and China Anne McClain, the designers are tasked with creating eveningwear that’s either “good” or “evil.” But that’s not what has the designers thrilled — they’re overjoyed when Tim tells them they’ll have two days to complete the challenge. (My guess is it has to do with the fact they had to take a mini-road trip to Lyndhurst Mansion to receive their challenge and the travel time ate up a work day.)

After sketching at the “castle” and shopping with $300 at Mood, the designers head back to the workroom, where they’re separated on sides of the room into good and evil. The good designers are Amy, Brandon, Kentaro, Aaron, Ayana, and Claire. The evil designers are Michael (who got to assign people good or evil since he won last week), Kenya, Samantha, Shawn, Margarita, and Batani — which means that the twins are separated!

But of course this doesn’t stop them from running around like heads trying to find their necks, or whatever confusing chicken reference Kenya described. And Kentaro and Brandon are giving the twins a run for their money in the family category. They have taken to calling each other “brother” and being inseparable. And…it’s pretty adorable.

Anyway, the twins’ separation doesn’t seem to affect Shawn’s design, but Claire does struggle. She works and reworks and reworks her top, but by the Tim has arrived, she still isn’t happy.

Tim comes the morning of the second design day. He’s generally happy with the room’s work. He tells Claire to “beat back the costume”; he advises Aaron not to go too gimmicky; and he warns Kentaro away from being a “maximalist.” His strongest critique, though, is for Samantha, who he says is going down the crafty route. This causes her, along with a few others, to rework their looks.

A few hours later the models come for fittings, and outfits change yet again. Claire starts on approximately her 10th top and Michael tones down the “matronly” on his dress for Liris. As they all leave the second evening, Aaron is just starting to cut fabric for his look. He says he doesn’t like to cut regular fabric until he’s comfortable with the muslin, but this seems more stress inducing than starting with the fabric. (Recap continued on page 2)

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