Sweet Sally Struthers, it's Darlene. She does this Brechtian saluting move behind the scrim that's so amazing. I've watched it 95 times now. Wow, this dress may be a little Brechtian too. It's saying, "I don't want you to like me. Look at me!" It's a...shirt? And a vest? There are panels. The sleeves are padded. The collar's kind of nice. Aside from Wendy Pepper's candy outfit, I really don't think I've found any design uglier than this. It's just wrong. Jeffrey says simply, "Angela's mom looked cute." He adds that he made something modest and thoughtful.
After the judges score the designs, Heidi tells the designers that they are going to keep all of them for questioning. She tells Laura, Angela, and Jeffrey to leave the runway -- the questioning will take place in two groups. The models for the remaining designers return to the runway.
Michael explains that Teresa is a business consultant in England, so he made her a shirtdress suitable for a woman on the go. Also, it's completely reversible. Heidi seems impressed. Joan likes it a lot. Michael Kors is not wild about the belt, but loves the idea.
Uli explains that she wanted to give Judy of Many Colors a lot of...color. And the stripes were to elongate. Michael thinks that it's understated and chic at the same time. Nina asks Judy if she would wear her outfit, and she says that she would wear it when she went out to eat with her husband. There's something really endearing about her reply. Nina points out, and I think she's totally correct, that the piece looks like something Uli would make, yet it's perfect for Judy at the same time. Honestly, the more I look at the design, the more I like it. I'm not usually wild about Uli's crazy prints, but this I really enjoy.
KoMC explains his outfit for Pamela as something that could be worn separately or together. Nina says that she is not fond of the "matchy-matchy" qualities of the different fabrics on the blouse. It looks to me now like Pamela is wearing a satin bib. Michael thinks that KoMC could have made something a little younger-looking.
Vincent says that he loved working with Uli's mom. Then there's some Heidi-on-Heidi German conversation. Afterwards, Heidi Klum Seal says, "She loved the dress." Joan loves the dress. She thinks it's flattering and appropriate. Michael thinks it looks great on Heidi. Nina agrees with the others, and tells Vincent that he did a wonderful job. He thanks them, and Heidi (Uli's mom) puts her hand on Vincent's forearm as a show of support. Adorable!