They take their designs backstage. As the clients are being fitted, the audience fills up. There's designer James Coviello. And, Countess Luann DeLesseps!!! This show just got so much more important for me. There's plus-size model Mia Amber-Davis. I would think that it would be Mia-Amber Davis, yes? In any event, I'm guessing this was not her birth name. Stylist Rebecca Weinberg is the guest judge. There's Fern! There's designer Yigal Azrouel, who is kind of beautiful. Keith is having problems -- the bust of his dress is too big. He's doing everything he can to fix it. Merlin is also having issues. His skirt is far too tight. And, Angel's hem is unfinished. James-Paul is worried that she's going to get picked on by the judges. She is working until this nasty usher guy insists that the client come with him.
The show begins with Keith's dress. The skirt is nice, but the bust is a little wonky. It's red with a black waist. Fern says that the dress doesn't accentuate anything or give her a clue. Here's Johnny's dress. He was trying to work with a small bust and large hips. It's a skintight dress with a floral print and side black panels. It looks like a Body Glove dress. Backstage, there is whooping and Johnny wonders if the dress is too short, or "too close to her kitty cat." Fern notes that the client is happy in the dress and Isaac wonders is this is The Real Housewives of Naomi Campbell, which is actually pretty stupid. Anna's model is next. She was working with a short client with large hips and bust. It's a purple dress with a high waistband and a center seam of lighter fabrics. It's pretty effective. It's a little poochy in the front. Here's Daniella's girl! She looks great! It's a navy shirtdress coat sort of thing over a black jersey(?) dress. I can't really tell what's underneath. But the trench-like shirtdress is straight out of the Mizrahi handbook and looks terrific. It cinches at the waist and has a really smart popped up collar. Daniella says that she's given the woman a complete makeover, and I agree.
Here's Haven's dress! It's the first thing that she's done that has made me feel that she's actually talented. It's a short pink dress with a houndstooth belt and this pink neckband thing that is very forward. I like it. Isaac says he likes it, because why should a girl with big hips have to wear black all of the time. Here's James-Paul's dress. Wow. He made this girl look like a freaking linebacker. He interviews that he does not believe fashion should be led by some "outside entity." Such as a client? He thinks that he lost his voice with his client. It's a white, shiny top and a black skirt and it's mess. Lidia's dress is next. It's a sort of wrap dress with gray and pink panels. There's a large safety pin in the front that Fern and Rebecca love. Fern thinks it's chic and could be worn anywhere. Merlin's is next, and it is a disaster. The skirt is so tight it has given the client swayback. It's a paneled dress with a tweed fichu neckline jacket on top. He's worried. So are we. Angel's dress is next and she seems mortified. Johnny even seems to giggle at it backstage. I think it looks pretty good, though. Isaac says that she elongated the waist, which was the goal. Reco's look is next. It's a gray skirt and vest with a ruffled red blouse beneath it. His client removes the vest on the runway, which makes Reco ecstatic. He thinks he has won this.