Mondo seems to be in a much better place now. Mila says that Mondo uses different textiles than she would, but she respects his vision. Anthony is impressed that Austin is taking his notes. He says that he's going to be honest with Austin, who interviews that Anthony told him that the lace on one of his looks resembled "dead white lady." This makes him laugh. With six hours to go in the day, they're all really making a lot of progress. Austin thinks that Mondo is a little scattered though. He does have a lot to finish. Austin prays that he's going to be able to pull this off.
The next day, it's the last day before the finale. Mondo's feeling anxious. Joanna comes in to visit and says that the 24 hours with the helpers is over and the eliminated designers leave. Joanna talks to each of the designers. She asks Austin what he's doing that seems fresh. Mondo explains his theme to Joanna and she likes the sense of humor in it. She tells Michael that she can feel that his clothes are part of the same collection. She also thinks that the resort wear aspect is really commercial. They have hair and makeup consultations with Johnny Lavoy, who is a L'Oreal big shot.
The rest of the day is spent scrambling. Michael thinks that Austin is more competition than Mondo. Mondo, however, doesn't "get" Austin's collection. Austin thinks that there's some good stuff in Mondo's collection, but he thinks it's frantic. They end the day and go back to the Flatotel. We look back on their work from the season and prepare for the final finale!
Jeff Long is a writer/performer living in Brooklyn. He can be reached at email@example.com and followed on Twitter at @jblong.