With that, the show is over and it's time for the judging. Eric, Kevin, Kathy and Patrick are singled out first... and they're safe. I could have told you that --- no way is Eric going home this episode since we haven't heard anything from him. Also, Patrick's dress was ugly, but he and Roberto are probably considered entertaining, so they'll be here for a while. The four leave and DSquared2 tell the other six that their pieces were "interesting," which could be good or bad. So basically, Eric, Kevin, Kathy and Patrick were in the middle. Boring! Vanessa speaks first, saying her outfits are "always the life of the party." Lisa Kline asks how her jumpsuit was a signature piece, and Vanessa says she's known for her jumpsuits. She owns 30 of them. That's 30 jumpsuits too many. Lisa Kline says she loves jumpsuits, but Vanessa's was too glittery and the legs were too short. L. Marilyn is next. Lisa Kline says she'd sell that dress in her store. DSquared2 say the audience voted for it as their favorite "by an overwhelming majority," so I guess Coco got told.
Louanna is next up. Stephanie really liked her dress and says she'd wear it herself, but DSquared2 note that the tail of the dress came to a point that was too sharp. Dan goes next, and Stephanie asks him about the jacket tails. Yes! I picked up on something the judges did! Expert Susan says she liked them. Lisa Kline says if you're going to do tails, you have to really go for them. She also thought "the front" of the jacket looked like "a toilet bowl." I'm not sure how that works, but okay. David says he was very interested in proportions in his design because he's an architect, and Stephanie says her eye went to the plain old jacket/wrap piece instead of his skirt signature piece. And then there's Merle. DSquared2 say they loved her concept and design. Oh. I was expecting more negativity. These judges are way too nice.
They have a brief conference and call out Merle, L. Marilyn and Louanna, one of whom is the challenge winner. It's Louanna. Oh, L. Marilyn is not liking that. She totally thought it was going to be her. And it really should have been. Louanna's dress is nice and all, but it's pretty plain.
And that means that the other three are up for elimination. So the judges must go to the workshop and take a "closer look" at their designs. Oh, good! That means the claws will finally come out. They look at David's first. Stephanie thinks it's too dark. Yeah, it does kind of look like something you'd wear to a funeral. Next up is Vanessa's horribleness. Looking at it in more detail isn't doing it any favors either, as DSquared2 say it "gives me carnival." Stephanie especially hates the giant, gold-heart chest plate thing. Finally, there's Dan. DSquared2 say the tailoring is bad. Yeah, it does look really shoddy up close. But it doesn't look carnival, so Vanessa must go!