Maya's dress is up next. It's strapless and hits just below the knee. There is a swath of satin in champagne that starts at the right side of the bust and creates half a heart. It winds across her waist and down the left side of the dress. It's actually a cute dress, but I'm not sure that the construction is up to snuff. It seems a little bulky at the waist, like the fabric used to create the heart shape was just placed on top of an existing dress, creating a traffic jam at the waist. Maya says that she feels good about it. She feels that there is a lot of texture in the dress and about that she is correct. Too much chaotic texture, for my tastes. She feels that it is feminine yet edgy and I would give her that.
Here's Anthony's dress. It's a fitted dress that ends just above the knee. The skirt is in red. The top has a plunging neckline with a narrow black band outlining a white and red fabric. The black band creates the perfect silhouette for this ample bosomed lady. On top, there is a sleeveless jacket that matches the skirt. Anthony feels like he has done the best thing for his model's figure. I think she looks terrific. Seriously, it's very flattering. I mean, it seems like there hasn't been a consensus on what "gala" means. This seems like something different, but it still looks good.
Up next is Amy's dress. It's a floor-length, strapless empire waisted gown. It's flowing and lovely. Like Amy said, it would probably look a little sharper, certainly better constructed, if they had more time. At the high waist, there's a small band of Campbell's branding.
Jesus's dress is next. It's a short, tight dress with a sweetheart neckline. He's added these rhinestone straps that are dreadful. There are vertical panels on either side of the dress with Campbell's labels. There's something uneven about each side of the bust at the neckline. The worst part of this dress is that it looks tacky. Jesus thinks it's awesome, which, you know, is part of the problem.
Here's Anna's dress. She also didn't think about what kind of dress her client should be wearing. She made a dress for someone like herself. It's a knee-length dress in chiffon, cinched at the waist, with panels of white separating the bust. There are also wide straps in white and a racing stripe on the back in white. The waist looks nice. The white action on the bodice makes the woman look like a linebacker. It makes her shoulders seem impossibly broad. Like, it's not that Anna failed to make her shoulders seem more dainty, she made them seem bigger. And, it's too short. Anna says that she feels she struggled with the formal evening gown aspect of the challenge. I couldn't have said it better.