Mary Gehlhar says that Reco's Halston dress was NOT Halston. His corset was more Renaissance fair. She admired the boldness of his choice though. Raul Melgoza thought that James-Paul made an interesting choice in softening the bold pattern of the print. Judy Licht thought that Johnny's look really captured the toughness and seductiveness of Versace. Juliana Cairone, the owner of Rare Vintage NY, the place where the vintage inspirations were found, says that Haven's look had the color and jeweled buttons found in YSL. She thought that the pants were a missed opportunity, though.
It's judging time. Isaac introduces the panel, including Peter Som. He has won the Golden Thimble Award. Hmm. Kelly says that the audience favorites were Daniella's and Anna's. And, Johnny's! Kelly says that an audience member said Johnny's look was a great mix of materials and really captured Versace. Someone also said that they could see Kelly Rowland herself rocking Johnny's outfit. Johnny agrees. Fern asks him what key Versace elements he tried to use. Johnny says that leather, hardware, and body consciousness were his guiding principles. Peter says that his look has a sense of refinement. Isaac thinks that the whole look, hair and shoes included, is spot-on. Kelly says that she is so proud of Johnny for taking what they've told him and learning from it. Johnny looks a little like he's thinking, "I have learned shit from you people. You're just liking the flavor now, is all."
On to Anna -- Kelly tells her that 84% of the audience thought her garment was well-made. None of them like the jacket, though. They say it's not Chanel. Maybe the purple color isn't, but that shit is Chanel. They're so nasty about it, too. Isaac asks her to remove the jacket, because they really like the dress. Fern asks her how the dress was Chanel, and she says that the drop waist and black and white print were the Chanel elements. Fern also asks her if she played to people's strengths or weaknesses when she chose inspirations for designers. She answers that she definitely was interested to see what a few people would do with designers they didn't know. Reco mumbles that he's glad she finally admitted it. Seriously though, why the hell would they even offer it as a reward? It's to fuck with people. Get over it.