We begin on the runway, right after the last runway show. Heidi is carrying the lovely velvet button bag! She says that it's time to mix things up. They will be working in smaller groups. Samantha gets to choose first. She goes with Daniel. Then, Heidi starts choosing from the button bag. It's Richard and he chooses Stanley. Patricia is next and she chooses Layana. Layana is not psyched. Matt is next and chooses Michelle. Kate chooses Tu. That leaves Benjamin and Amanda together.
That night, Amanda tells Michelle and Layana that she is hurt that her team said she was the weakest link. The next day, they go to honky tonk bar Johnny Utah's. Tim greets them and tells them that they will be designing for Miranda Lambert. Each team will create a performance look and a red carpet look.
At Mood, Benjamin didn't get enough stuff. While they are designing, Tim comes in for his consultation and hates what Tu is making. He thinks it's more Lady Gaga instead of Miranda Lambert. He is thinking about enhancing her curves, something Miranda Lambert needs no help with. Layana and Patricia are also not getting along, as Pat is making a dress that Layana feels might be to ambitious. Richard's look shows a lot of skin and Tim warns him about that. Amanda gets a lot of enthusiasm from Tim for her idea of a fringe dress. He also likes Benjamin's look a lot, so that is encouraging.
Michelle reveals an EXCELLENT Nina Garcia impression. Truly stellar. Amanda reveals that her brother is a member of Maroon 5! She wants her overachieving family to be proud of her. Michelle gets worried because Matt is super slow making his look.
Everyone thinks that Daniel's wins have gone to his head, because he is in love with his manipulation of his textiles while they think it's not that great. Richard uses some Mood t-shirts that he purchased for personal use as a way to line his garment and not show so much skin.
On the runway, Amanda's dress turns out great. Benjamin's is lovely too. Tu's dress is super interesting. Daniel's dress actually looks really cute on the runway. Matt's look is really simple and short, but Michelle's look is cool. Patricia pulled off her look as well. Richard/Stanley and Amanda/Benjamin are the top teams. They all say that they enjoyed working with each other. Michelle/Matt and Samantha/Daniel are in the bottom. Nina yells at Daniel about his look being cheap-looking. Richard wins the challenge! The bottom three are Matt, Daniel and Michelle. Matt goes home, which is so sad.