Tim returns 10 minutes before the show to rush them. Joe thinks his look is very polished. So polished, in fact, he worries that it might get lost in some of the "crap" that will be walking down the runway. Leanne says that she's not sure where Joe's confidence is coming from, as (to her) his look resembles a "cheap costume." She's surprised that Joe's still in the competition. Well, I agree with that part, but these guys have A LOT to say about the other one's work, don't they? Somebody needs to make a damn dress and stop looking at their neighbor. Kenley says that she is worried about Stella, because her vest is too bulky.
On the runway, Heidi greets everyone. She introduces Michael, Fern Mallis, Senior Vice-President of IMG Fashion (who I hear from very reliable sources is one helluva nice lady) -- but wait. Where the hell is Nina? I need some sort of explanation. Is she on her book tour? Recovering from plastic surgery? I need to know. Korto interviews that Fern is responsible for the shows at Bryant Park. Heidi introduces Diane as well. And, the show begins.
Joe's look is first. It's a black skirt, pink waistband, and apricot Asian-inspired top. There's also a hooded shawl that is shimmering black on the outside and pink on the inside. It's far too literal. We get it -- shawl = spy. But, it doesn't look great. The top is a little chunky looking and seems altogether a little cheap. Especially when you consider how much those fabrics probably cost. The skirt is a wrap with a scallop shape to it. There's something about it that also seems a bit cheap. I do like the waistband though and I'm not being facetious. It's nice. Joe says that he's taking a risk, but he's being true to the theme. Also, he thinks it represents him as a designer. Which is true. Which may not necessarily be a great thing.
Leanne's look is next. It's a floor-length violet gown. It is gorgeous. It has a low draped neckline with two jewel broaches at the shoulders. It is completely fitted along the skirt of the dress and there is a vertical ruffle that starts at the middle back of the dress and continues to the floor. The fit and the movement of the ruffle -- beautiful. Taking Tim's advice, she shortened the trench into a kind of shrug. It looks great. She thinks that Karalyn plays the part of the seductress very well.