Bronwyn Cosgrave, who is the chairperson of the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize and possibly also an old-timey ghost herself, explains that the four designers they are about to meet will stage a runway show in front of an audience, as well as an esteemed panel of judges including: Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, founders of Marchesa; and Francisco Costa, creative director of the Calvin Klein collection. The winning designer will get $40,000 and an opportunity to display his or her collection during fashion week. The model who opens for the winning designer will get a free two-night trip to one of the nine Dorchester Collection hotels. Cutrone notes that the models who don't get picked to open will still be in the shows. Catherine notes that she really needs to stand out since she booked zero shows in Toronto. And stand out she will, though not for the reasons she would like.
The first casting is for Anndra Neen, which is apparently a jewelry line. The girls walk as Cutrone skulks about and watches. One of the Anndra Neen designers, Phoebe Stephens, explains that all of their jewelry is handmade in Mexico City, where they are from. There really are some lovely pieces. The other designer, Annette Stephens, explains how important the models will be, since if anything happens to them on the runway you lose the entire look. And with that, Catherine walks directly into a chair and almost falls. This is not good. She confessionalizes, "Please book me! I promise I won't actually do this in the show." Well, I'm sure the designers will take her word on that.
Next is the casting for Giulietta. Designer Sofia Sizzi explains that the collection is vintage '60s-inspired, and that they're looking for a girl with personality. You know who doesn't have personality? Eboni. Cutrone describes her performance as, "Robots on Oxycontin." Well, isn't that what the 21st century is all about? We then go to the casting for Julian Louie, who tells the girls that their walks should be straight and clean. He thinks that Annaliese is incredibly elegant, sophisticated, and refined, with a lot of potential. As all the girls walk in a line, Cutrone tells Laura not to look so serious, since it's only fashion. That's perfect advice coming from her, because she's so fun and light all the time.