Afterwards, the judges come out and tell the designers that the winner of the challenge is... House of Nami. No surprise there. The loved the sophistication of their fabrics, Dominique and Eduardo in particular. The winner is Eduardo! Again! His prize is immunity in the next challenge. If he makes it to the finals, he'll get an extra $500 for his collection too. Isaac encourages him to go wild with his designs. Iman asks him who he thinks the weak link on his team is and he picks Calvin. Isaac plays contrarian and says that other members of his team are probably weaker.
Isaac, Iman, Dita and Laura Brown meet with the losers. Dita doesn't even feel like they made an actual collection. Cesar gets his first negative critique when Dita tells him he's trying too hard. They rave over Cindy's look. Isaac thinks it's femme fatale at it's best, but Dita is not fond of the back zipper. They HATE Tamara's look. Iman thinks it looks like a swashbuckler and Dita thinks it's from a 1982 sales rack. Perhaps the Jaclyn Smith Collection? Not enough jokes are made about the Jaclyn Smith Collection. Let's all change that together. Golnessa gets some hate too. Iman says her dress could have been made by her own nine-year old daughter, neglecting to mention that the child is the spawn of a supermodel and David Bowie and therefore it's completely within the realm of possibility for the child to solve world hunger, much less make a stupid dress. Jeffrey gets shamed for making something that Isaac has "seen." Tamara and Golnessa are in the bottom and Tamara is OUT OF FASHION. Isaac holds Tamara's hand, which I think is very sweet. The real surprise though is Calvin who cries and says that he wants to take Tamara's place. I think he just means in a sort of rhetorical way, but he'd better watch it!
Jeff Long is a writer/performer in Brooklyn. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org