And the winner is... Daniella! Glenda says it's very youthful and modern. Daniella interviews that she feels amazing. Glenda described it with adjectives that Daniella has been trying to exemplify in her work. Kelly says that Daniella will have an incredible advantage in the elimination challenge.
Isaac says that the next challenge is what designers live for -- evening gowns. Tell that to Richie Rich, yo. Kelly says that it will take creativity and sewing skills to make their designs "shine." Then, she and Isaac uncover a table filled with shiny things. There are $30,000 of Swarovski elements on the table. They will need to make whoever wears their gowns feel like a million bucks. I don't believe a thing Isaac Mizrahi says. There's a deadness behind all that hamminess. It's dark and sinister. Anna is freaked out by the crystals, because she has never worked with them. James-Paul finds crystals hard to work with, because they weigh down the fabric. [But they're gemoetric! Shouldn't he love them? - Z] They will have 15 hours to work.
At the fabric store, Kelly has been teleported. "What the hell is Kelly doing at the fabric store?" wonders Reco. She says that they won't be left alone for their biggest challenge yet. Then, Haven walks in! And Angel! And Keith! "This is so emotional," lies Daniella. There's Andrew! So cute. And, finally, there's Merlin, wearing this bellbottomed and midriff-baring get-up. Thank God for the black shirt underneath. "Oh my God," says Daniella with complete honesty. "Hello, bitches," he says. Daniella says that she's freaking out because Merlin looks evil. He looks like he's back for revenge. She's correct. He's utterly frightening.
The designers get to choose an eliminated designer to help them with their evening gown. Daniella gets first pick because she won the mini challenge. She says that she could really use her support, so she's choosing Haven. Haven giggles "First" and trots to Daniella's side. Reco says that Daniella was dumb for picking her, because they're going to be talking the whole time about lipstick and shit. Anna chooses Keith. James-Paul says that Angel is a good friend, but he's choosing Merlin because he knows James-Paul's work process. "Well done, James," replies Merlin with open arms. Reco chooses Andrew. Kelly asks why, and Reco replies that he'll just keep him company. I agree. That leaves Johnny with Angel. He pauses and says, "Um, yeah." Rude. Then, he interviews that Angel's work had been inconsistent [Hey, like Johnny's! - Z] and he feels like they will clash. He would have taken the security guard or the janitor. Unnecessary. She didn't seem like any sort of crazy control freak when she was in the competition. Calm down, Johnny. I think he's just pissed that he didn't get Haven.