updated 10/21/2011 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 10/23/2011 AT 5:30 PM ET
A lot of designers are out – but four are still in. Project Runway chose its finalists Thursday night, and in a not-so-surprise twist (it’s happened before) all four remaining designers were sent through to New York City Fashion Week.
The designers had just five weeks and $9,000 to create their collections of gowns, skirts, tops and jackets. However, the road to the finals was not so smooth: all four contestants received some harsh criticism from the judges, after each showing a three-piece mini-collection of their favorite final looks. Viktor seemed to fare the best, but Josh, Kimberly and Anya were all told to edit and refine their garments before hitting the stage at Lincoln Center.