Nina tells Robert that making a tank dress for Patricia was an easy route. She's frustrated with him. They all wish that he'd used a print or something. Robert says that he was trying to make Patricia feel comfortable, and she even says that she loves the dress. The judges aren't buying it. Michael feels like it has no personality.
The next group comes onto the runway. Angela mentions that Lorraine wanted to emulate Audrey Hepburn. Nina thinks it looks too young. Joan and Michael don't see Audrey at all. I kind of disagree with them. Remember all of those Unicef-era tunics and slacks that she wore? Angela's outfit doesn't seem too far removed from that. Michael thinks it looks like Stevie Nicks, which I find funny.
Laura says that she tried to give Pam a grown-up sailor suit. Heidi says that it's well-made but unflattering. Pam says that she would wear the outfit to dinner, but -- like she would say anything else after Jeffrey's behavior. Michael thinks that the collar, scarf, and buttons on the design make Pam look older.
Jeffrey explains that Darlene has worked at the Salvation Army for two years. She has to correct him. She works at the Red Cross. Now I see where everything went wrong. Her dress would be a HIT at the Salvation Army. It's just not Red Cross material, though. God, I hate it when wires get crossed like that. How many people have to die before we start listening to each other? Jeffrey says that Darlene expressed "body consciousness" and wanted to be covered. Everything that comes out of his mouth sound so jerky. Heidi asks Darlene if she likes her outfit. She says that she and Jeffrey are different and "a lot was lost in translation." She feels matronly, and if she saw the dress in a department store, she would walk past it.
Jeffrey says that he was trying to please Darlene while putting his own stamp on the garment. Michael says that he can see Jeffrey in the garment. He says that it looks like Jeffrey was trying to please Darlene, "but not really." He thinks Jeffrey ended up with a confused garment. Heidi says she doesn't love it, but she can see his point of view. She asks Angela how she thinks her mother looks. "Not attractive. I think it's embarrassing." Still, no balls on that one.
The judges deliberate. They like Uli, Michael, and Vincent. Michael says that Vincent found a way to make something classic that still felt interesting, which is the first reason I've heard in favor of that dress that makes sense, because it seemed fairly blah to me. They don't like Angela, KoMC, Robert, Laura (though they think the tailoring was perfect), or Jeffrey. Michael Kors should get some sort of prize for saying that Jeffrey's outfit looked like "Comme des Garcons goes to the Amish country."