Austin's dress is next. It looks gorgeous. There is, indeed, a crinoline look to the back of the skirt. The bodice has criss-crossed fabric and a scooping back.
Starr's dress is next. It's red and black. I've never seen anything in Banana Republic like it. It's a long dress with a multi-layered look at the hem. I think it may be a little too individual for a mass-market retailer like the Republic. Can you imagine two or more people showing up to the same party with such a distinct dress? You know what, I'm just being nice. Starr's dress is ugly. It looks like something Miss Kitty from Gunsmoke would wear. And I've never even watched that show.
Alexandra's dress is next. It looks good. The waist is right at the model's hips -- kind of a flapper look. It is sleeveless, with frill along the arms and neck of the garment. In an interview, Alexandra mentions that she is interested in creating ready-to-wear fashions, thus making her a perfect fit with the BR. That's a good point. Also, that explains why some of her attempts at haute couture seem so forced.
Wendy's model comes out. The model, Audrey, is really beautiful. She looks great in classic makeup. Wendy's dress, honestly, is pretty. It's a strapless midnight blue dress. The hem falls just above the knee, and there's a belt around the waist. As well, there is a matching short cape, which is really cute. Wendy looks very excited from the runway view.
Next, Jay's model walks. The dress looks just as beautiful as before. He has added a blue corsage to the bodice and given the model a blue wrap, which she carries loosely. Jay says in an interview, "I guess somewhere in my soul I knew I could do something that was pretty."
Kevin's girl comes out next. She's in a sleeveless black dress, with a high neck -- kind of like the prom dresses they tell girls with really large breasts to get. The skirt of the dress has a wrap feel, as well as maroon accents and a black flower on the hip. I find it fairly unremarkable. It has an art-deco feel because the waist is rather low. This just doesn't seem like a dress to brag about too much, which Kevin seemed to be doing. Are you forty-four or thirty-seven? I have to know!
Vanessa's dress is next. It looks like people really loved the ice blue, because hers is another one in that color. It's lovely. It's tea-length in the front, floor length in the back, and high-waisted. The bodice, however, is fairly low-cut. It exposes most of the breastbone. This seems like it would be deemed a touch racy by the average Banana Republic customer, who is at least three dress sizes larger than our model (stupid Morgan) and would be packing a lot more into that skimpy bodice. There's a slit up the middle of the skirt. Vanessa says in an interview that she thinks her dress is the prettiest and most in keeping with the theme.