Angela says to the designers that they were asked to bring a recent creation that represents them as designers. Their models are backstage and they're about to have their first fashion show of the season. They head backstage and get to work. Sweet P says that her biggest competition is Kara, but she likes her so she doesn't really want her to go. But, she wants her to go instead of herself, if it comes down to that. Michael thinks that Sweet P is very talented and considers Rami his biggest competition. Elisa instructs her model to "open like a flower" when she gets on the runway.
We're almost ready for the show! It begins with Jerell, who presents a long gown with a dramatic print that could easily look tacky on the wrong person. Next is Mila, who blocked some color (but taupe is one of them... PROGRESS!) and made a shapeless asymmetrical dress that is really quite hip. Kenley made a pretty blue gown. Austin made a lovely blue gown as well, though his has an empire waist and is satin. And, kinda green as well. Elisa's girl comes out and spreads her wings. She's wearing a white dress with writing on it. Also, she has wings. Rami's dress is next and it's surprisingly constructed. Lots of angles and no draping. Gordana presented a short white dress with a long white train and militaristic red shoulders. It's pretty cool and she interviews that she's hoping to redeem herself. April presented a black dress with gray in the bodice and soft shoulders and an almost delicate collar. She says that it's the softer side of her. Anthony walks a very pretty green one-shouldered number that's very soft and feminine. A bejeweled, giant safety pin is in the side of it. Michael made this flowing number and says that his model made him question his sexuality. He's making me question mine. Mondo is up and it has all of the trademarks of his talent -- great fit, sexy, a little austere. But, there's something in the styling that is really dated. Like, Michael Alig may have worn this very same outfit in this very same place 17 years ago. At least the shoes and stockings. He was definitely wearing those.
Afterwards, Georgina and Isaac both say that they are excited for what is to come. So, that's all. Angela sends them to the penthouse at the Flatotel and says that they will meet on location for their first all-star challenge the next day. Angela is a little bit like an elementary school teacher and I really like that about her.
The designers go to the penthouse and Elisa tests several beds before deciding which one she wants. Then, she marks it with her lipstick, which Kenley remembers as her "thing." Michael finds a note telling the designers to watch a video. He interviews that he started looking around for what he could rip apart to make a dress. This is what war does to you. But, they press play and it's merely a personal message of encouragement from Jesus. Wait, it's only Valentino. They're just all acting like it's Jesus. You know what? They may even really care about having him close to any part of their lives, but the TEARS that are shed by this group about this little video message from Valentino? Those are manufactured. This reminds me of freshman acting class when everyone was trying to look like they just CARED so much more than everyone else. April, at least, doesn't give a shit. I love her all the more for it. They toast with champagne and everyone starts ululating, which I didn't realize had become an actual thing that we just do. I bet Elisa started that.