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Project Runway: The (A)moral of the Story

Last week on Project Runway, Daniel Franco was praised for acting like a responsible team leader -- and then cut.

This week, the elimination came down to Lupe, who created an original design that unfortunately might have landed socialite Nicky Hilton on the worst-dressed list (refrain from catty comment here),

Project Runway - Guadalupe's dress

and Marla, who was strongly criticized for copying a Chloe dress that Nicky had worn previously.

Project Runway - Marla's dress

So who's out, the original risk-taker or the safe knockoff artist?  Exactly.  The copyist stays.  What kind of a lesson is that for future designers (or their lawyers, for that matter)?