The designers use materials from the Fire & Police department and E. T they can find in a de-commissioned fire house for their first unconventional challenge for the season.
In the workroom, Kini is sniping at Sam for what happened in the last challenge when Sam failed to acknowledge Kini's contributions to his design on the runway.
Sam leaves the designers lounge, vowing to take down each other these designers "politely." The designers celebrate Baroque fashion by creating couture inspired gowns.
In the workroom, several of the designers still seem aggravated by the double save from the previous episode.
TV fashion correspondent and Marie Claire’s Senior Fashion Editor Zanna Roberts Rassi also returns to mentor contestants.
The prizes for this season are the opportunity to design an exclusive line of jewelry for Bauble Bar.com, a capsule footwear collection by Chinese Laundry, a fashion spread in Marie Claire and a position at the magazine as Contributing Editor, a complete sewing studio to launch his/her winning line from Brothers Sewing and Embroidery and a cash prize of USD 100,000.
Project Runway All Stars (Season 5) is the fifth season of the Project Runway spin-off series Project Runway All Stars.
It features 13 designers from previous seasons of the original series and Project Runway: Under the Gunn with Alyssa Milano returning as both host and judge.
While Kini and Dom are commended for their work, Emily and Mitchell are decided upon as the top two, and Emily is declared the winner--her first Project Runway challenge win.
Asha and Alexander have issues with their garments due time management and not being inspired, and Stella creates a tubular coat out the blue hose, which Zanna convinces her to abandon.
On the runway, designers Ken, Sam, and Valerie have the top scores of the week, whereas Stella, Asha, and Alexander were the lowest scores.
The designers must tap into their past to create a look inspired by a moment that kick-started their fashion career.
Valerie is praised for her game-changing design while Ken is declared the one to beat by Isaac.