The next morning, there are just five and a half hours to go. Roberto took advantage of the time away from the studio to put some fabulous curls in his hair. [He's never too tired for curls! - Zach] Team Dandy decide to make their dress much shorter than it was before, which also makes it easier to see how it was inspired by DJ Eric. They hack off the front of the dress and Roberto says their design is saved. Thai and Merle work on the convertible aspect of their design. Since Merle's been productive for three seconds, she must counter that with more time-wasting shit-talking, this time about Kathy. She says the back of Kathy's dress swoops down way too low, and no woman would go to a dinner with her butt hanging out like that. Between that and Team Dandy's "too sexual" dress, I'm starting to think that Merle is a prude. Meanwhile, Louanna and Jim have actually made a pair of jeans! And they look like real jeans, too! But now they have very little time to complete the rest of the outfit.
Apparently, Merle had nothing further to say about that, so we cut to the arrival of the models. Fitting happens. Jim basically has to sew the top onto the model because he has so little time. With one hour to go, the models get their hair and make-up done at the Product Placement salon. And then there are just 10 minutes left for the teams to put the finishing distressed touches on their designs. Or, in Jim's case, to still be trying to sew the top together.
Fashion show time! DJ Eric's design comes out first. It looks like everything else he's ever done, although this time the dress is slightly longer and there's a silver vest. Oh, and these pinkish-red high heels that really clash. So ugly. Of course, DJ Eric claims that it looks great. The Dandy says he likes DJ Eric's design, but doesn't see how he inspired it, as it is decidedly un-Dandy. Merle is up next. Louanna might have hated the brown jacket, but I think it looks good, especially over that dress. The model takes the jacket off and unties straps in the back of the dress to convert it into a shoulderless dress with a belt. It's hard to describe here, but it looks good. I like it.
Kathy's model comes out. The dress is baggy at the top but fitted at and below the waist. I am not a fan of that style, but the backless part looks good and the model's ass is nowhere near hanging out like Merle said it would. Shockingly, Merle then interviews that she really liked Kathy's dress and the way she distressed her fabric. She quickly adds that anyone going to dinner in it would need a jacket, just in case we thought Merle was going soft. Also, is she hungry or something? Why does she keep talking about wearing dresses to dinner? Louanna's model walks out in some nice, seemingly well-fitted jeans and a boring pink blousy tube top. Kathy says she loved Louanna's jeans and the fact that she inspired them. Out comes Team Dandy's model. Oh, no. Why is she wearing hideous lace leggings? They might have worked when the dress was long, but now that it's short they look bad. The dress itself, though, I like. Although I think they've used that front pattern in at least two other dresses. DJ Eric claims that he likes the dress, but it wasn't short enough for him. Yes, well, we can't all design dresses with hems that brush the bottom of the model's lady bits.