The judges confer. Tim says that Kenley had a cohesive collection. Nina loved the fit. Michael says she needs to watch that she doesn't copy other people. Uh, yeah. Tim suggests that she needs a Fashion History course. Michael says the talent and creativity are there. Some cute tattooed boy is sitting with Kenley on the floor backstage as she's fretting over the judging.
Michael says Leanne made complicated designs look easy. Nina is really impressed that she thinks about sustainability. But, also, it's very polished when it could look granola.
Tim is impressed with Korto's silhouettes and desire to put African culture in her work. Michael says that she's best when she's making something difficult deceptively simple, like the green dress -- it was just a halter dress shifted askew. However, they all agree that she has to not over design stuff.
The designers come back to the stage and all of their hard work has earned them at least one thing -- there's no pussyfooting around. Kenley is out. They believe that she will have a bright future. She gets a kiss. She interviews backstage that she's crushed. She's says she's really sad. She also says that no one likes to be called a copy cat and it's bullshit.
The winner is...Leanne. Korto hangs her head. Heidi tells Korto she is very talented and understands what women want in clothing. She and Leanne hug and she goes backstage and cries to her husband. She says she's sad and disappointed. She says it's not the last of Korto, but her heart is bleeding. She actually could create some pretty clothes for Leona Lewis, right?
Leanne seems stunned. Tim hugs her and tells her that he's very proud of her. Nina tells her it was a beautiful collection. Tia wins!! And, she was actually the best model, so that's cool. Leanne's boyfriend comes out and hugs her. She says that this has been the most amazing opportunity in her life. She's thrilled. She tells us, "$100,000. Drinks are on this brotha." I'm holding you to that, Leanne. Because, beautiful final collections notwithstanding, this has been a fairly dreadful season. Enjoy your Saturn hybrid car, Leanne.
Jeff Long wonders where the magic went. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org