The episode 2 challenge involved creating a big look for an even bigger billboard in New York City's Times Square.
And sew it goes:
The Challenge: Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles asks the designers to create a look epitomizing the magazine's signature women to be displayed on a massive billboard.
What, no cover? The season 7 designers got one.
Cue the Photographer: Each designer also gets their work-in-progress featured in a Marie Claire photo shoot to help "sell" -- or kill -- their look with the judges. Tsk, tsk. "PR" is so copying "America's Next Top Model."
The Workroom Drama: Designer AJ Thouvenot won't help Casanova with his pattern. "I'm not going to sew it for you either," he says. Jason Troisi frets about being a "straight guy in gay man's world," but a bigger problem is that he needs remedial sewing class.
Some of the designers don't get the Marie Claire women: Den mother Peach Carr knocks off Barbie's sofa in preppy pink polka-dots. Meanwhile, eccentric Mondo Guerra is so lonely he cries. Sniff!
The Guest Judge: Coles bewilders us by not spilling the beans that the billboard victory ensemble is going to be modeled by Coco Rocha. Talk about burying the news!
Who's In: Designer Gretchen Jones gets top billing and Coco Rocha all to herself for creating a solid jumpsuit that the judges love. StyleList is a little bored with the competent but understated piece and even the designers think whimsical talent Valerie Mayen should have won for her Carrie Bradshaw-meets-Samantha Jones red-hot sophisticate dress. (Passing the crack pipe again judges?)
Who's Out: Troisi is let go for his poorly constructed "walk of shame" dress. Sadly, the judges also auf Nicholas D'Aurizio of New York City for a frumpy number that was "too much of everything."
RSVP, Please: Next week, designer Betsey Johnson is in the house as the contestants make clothes out of party favors. We're in!
And in more "Project Runway" news, check out host Heidi Klum flaunting her bikini body.