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I see the judges' point about the lopsided shirt issue, but the idea that this design could send anyone home is unfathomable. I don't mind these colors together and Joanna was wearing the same shade of green. That coat is awesome and there were serious issues with Mila's garment, never mind what Austin, Kara, Michael and Mondo did. Ugh.

What a crock of doo doo.

Not only should Rami Kashou not have gone home on “Project Runway: All Stars” Episode 6, he should’ve won his particular fashion face-off (and I love Mila) and stayed a frontrunner to win the whole season. Instead, the spoilers seem to be playing out exactly as listed — the preordained anointing of certain designers who will not deserve what they get. Sorry, but it’s true.

Please. Are you kidding me? Both of these designs should've been "auffed" before Rami's.

Austin should’ve gone home for that embarrassing top. (I’m seeing a lot of floral prints at NY Fashion Week, but not like this.) Or Kara should’ve gone home for putting everyone to sleep. The “Spring” selections for American Sportswear were a total bust — the groundhog definitely saw his shadow.

But the judges/producers/whoever shot this episode in the foot by deciding there had to be one winner and one loser from each season. The second it came down to Rami vs. Austin, Michael and Mondo you had to know they would kill off the least reality TV friendly personality.

Jerell definitely deserved his win and he deserves applause for how he handled the Michael Costello design inspiration scandal. It’s a tricky thing, but when you design something first and a couple of hours later someone else right next to you creates something that even the judges notice is very similar to what you did — it’s important to speak up. This is not a sewing competition, it’s a design competition. Jerell was right to speak up when Joanna Coles asked about it and he was right to talk to Michael directly about it.

Michael may be sensitive because, on Season 8, he was accused of cheating by using tape of some kind, but this is completely different. And no, Mondo, I don’t think it had anything to do with Michael having won a couple of previous challenges. The Team of Mondo + Michael is nice to see, but their little whisper campaign was way off this week.

I also did not care for Mondo’s Summer design — which didn’t seem like much of a 60th birthday present for his mother either. I felt bad for him when he burst into tears (somewhat like Michael sobbing when he didn’t make the Season 8 finals) but I was very impressed with Rami’s opposite response to being eliminated.

Rami was poised and classy to the end. He felt like he accomplished what he came there to do — he promoted his brand and got more name recognition. Bravo to him. (Or Lifetime to him?) However, it is a crime for him to have been eliminated before Kara, never mind lose to Austin’s horrible top.

Here are the remaining all-stars, ranked in order of my personal preference:

• Mila Hermanovski (Season 7)
• Jerell Scott (Season 5)
• Kenley Collins (Season 5)
• Michael Costello (Season 8)
• Mondo Guerra (Season 8 )
• Austin Scarlett (Season 1)
• Kara Janx (Season 2)


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Both Rami, left, and Mondo are more polished and sophisticated than everyone else. I do think Mondo's design is very Christian Siriano, ironically.

Even though Rami Kashou won the first challenge on “Project Runway: All Stars,” it seems like this season exists mostly to bring back Mondo Guerra and let everyone gush about him.

As much as I like Gordana, this was my least favorite design.

I love Mondo, but have they already decided he’s going to win? I wonder.

Not that I’m any better — I already think Rami SHOULD win. But will he? If “fierce” superstahhhh Christian Siriano hadn’t been there on Season 4, Rami would’ve already won — easily.

I disagree with the very existence of Isaac Mizrahi on “All Stars,” but I really did not appreciate his comment that Rami’s 99 cent look too closely matched his point-of-view dress from the day before. I’m glad that was shot down by everyone else.

I missed Mila.

I already think this is going to come down to Rami vs. Mondo in the end. And Joanna Coles, this season’s Tim Gunn, has already said somebody basically chokes in the end. Will it be Mondo or Rami … or someone else? For some reason, I think it’s Mondo.

I’m most excited to see more from Rami, Mila Hermanovski, Kara Janx, Jerell Scott, Mondo and, weirdly enough, Michael Costello. Love the guy — and his use of the same 99 cent mop fabric was way better than the overrated April Johnston.

I was disappointed in what I saw from Kenley Collins and Austin Scarlett, possibly because I expected so much more from them. I didn’t have a real issue with Sweet P’s 99 cent dress, but that’s me. I feel bad that Elisa Jimenez was eliminated, but I never understood what she was doing there to begin with. Just for drama?

I love you, Elisa, even though I never really saw you as an "All Star." I would've sent Gordana home.

At least Elisa is never boring. I prefer bizarre to boring. On that note, I have to say, I find Anthony Williams’ personality much more engaging than his designs. At this point, Anthony, April, Gordana, Kenley and Austin are on my naughty list.

One other thing I didn’t care for, beyond some of the fashion and the fact that Isaac is here when he has his own judging spot on “The Fashion ShowAngela Lindvall as host. It’s like she doesn’t know why she’s there either. Put your back into it, lady.

I really like what Michael Costello did. I keep calling him Michael Costello or Michael C. even though he's the only Michael this season. Force of habit.

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Here are the 12 remaining all-stars, ranked in order of my personal preference after the first episode:

• Rami Kashou (Season 4)
• Mila Hermanovski (Season 7)
• Mondo Guerra (Season 8 )
• Michael Costello (Season 8 )
• Jerell Scott (Season 5)
• Kara Janx (Season 2)
• Kathleen “Sweet P” Vaughn (Season 4)
• April Johnston (Season 8)
• Kenley Collins (Season 5)
• Austin Scarlett (Season 1)
• Anthony Williams (Season 7)
• Gordana Gehlhausen (Season 6)

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