Daniel Franco starts to freak out because he realizes that he used elastic thread on his dress, and his model tries to calm him by saying, "You have still an hour and eight minutes." Then she giggles. I think I like her. Next, Daniel has his dress spread out on the floor. Tim enters and says, "You're almost completely on the ground. What are you doing?" Daniel explains that he used elastic thread in the hem of his dress, so he is cutting it off. I'm not sure, but I wonder if we're supposed to think that Marla is the person who left elastic thread in the bobbin. I don't know. More scurrying. Andrae says that he is not going to use the wig, because his model (who is not Caucasian) would never have blonde hair. Oh please, he's just creating drama. Check it, Andrae: Mary J. Blige would never have blonde hair growing out of her head, but I say Mary J. Blige can do whatever the hell she wants. Daniel Franco has to sew his model into his design. Tim has to stop him. Commercials.
Heidi greets the designers. She introduces the judges. They are Michael Kors, Nina Garcia, and Lily from Mattel. All of the designers are holding their Barbie dolls dressed in their own designs. The show begins.
First is Santino's design. It's beautiful. It's a blend of pink and lavender fabrics; fitted bodice; super-short, layered skirt. He interviews that he wanted to create something that looked like a confection -- hip, cute, frilly, and girly. I can't imagine a pre-teen wearing this. Well, maybe like Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver, but, though I liked her sunglasses, I don't think that's a proper role model for children.
Next we have Lupe's design. It's a knee-length olive green dress. It's strapless, with a bodice with lots of seam work along it. There's a red-based multi-colored fringe at the bottom of the skirt. A tan shawl is tied onto the model like a shrug. On the model's right arm is a handless full-length green glove. There's a pink rose at the middle of the neckline. It's not as pretty as Santino's, but I feel like this dress is more appropriate for the challenge. I could see some gawky thirteen-year-old wearing this to a late summer wedding. Or, at least, some gawky thirteen-year-old on a Disney Channel show. Lupe interviews that she feels confident that she fulfilled the requirements of the challenge.