Deborah Lloyd tells Alexandra that she loves her dress. Starr looks on at this exchange like a sad pound puppy. Alexandra adds that the dress is very comfortable. Her model, Erin, is somewhere else entirely and gives no backup to Alexandra's claim.
Wendy is asked to explain her dress. She says, "This, basically, for me, is the ideal dress for a young professional woman who is going to a cocktail party in the holiday time." Huh? What does "professional" have to do with anything? As well, Wendy always seems to have a sort of insane fury floating right under her surface. It scares the hell out of me. She makes a save though, by mentioning that she made the cape of her dress because other dresses in the Banana Republic collection have them. All of the judges nod feverishly. Heidi tiptoes around telling Wendy that, previously, her dresses seemed incomplete, but that this creation seems totally finished. By the way, watching Heidi Klum perform a verbal tiptoe is exhausting.
Michael Kors wants to talk to Starr about her dress. From the moment he opens his mouth, you can tell it's negative, and sure enough: "I have a hard time imagining that dress at Banana Republic." Of course, he doesn't mention that he wouldn't be caught dead in a Banana Republic, and that maybe that's the reason for the deficit in his imagination skills, but carry on. Michael feels that Starr's dress was like a costume. Starr counters that she shops at Banana Republic all the time and that she can imagine her dress there. Michael and Starr will meet up later for an imagine-off. It's gonna be really street. Nina wonders if Starr is really thinking of the typical BR customer. Deborah answers for her, saying that Starr's dress has a hard edge and seems like a court jester's outfit. Starr's mouth turns down severely during these comments. How does she pull off being a lawyer with such readable emotions?