Laura Kathleen is the next victim. She tells Joanna that she likes the textures from the '20s. So, she is doing a modern pants and vest combo, the vest being fur. Joanna seems to really like it and feels that Laura Kathleen captured the newly liberated moment that women were having back then. She looks over at Uli's dress and says that it makes her want to break out into her Charleston moment, which she does. She does a version of the Charleston. I'm shocked that there aren't bigger laughs. Everyone just kind of grins. Laura Kathleen laughs. She tells Uli that she's worried for her because her work looks reminiscent of other things she has presented. Uli explains that she wanted to stay away from trimmings, but it's the '20s and she can just hear the judges telling her that this was finally the moment when she could intuitively and appropriately break out the feathers and trim. Joanna seems sold on this line of logic. She tells the ladies that she thinks the judges will have a very hard time judging between them because both of them are doing exquisite work. She also calls it the "face-off of the blondes." That's what I call every day of my life. I'm not blonde.
Anthony Ryan talks to Joanna next and leads with his feather capelet. She thinks that it's gorgeous. She thinks that, up close, it's extraordinary. Also, she finds it a little naughty and thinks that it celebrates the freedoms that everyone was enjoying during the '20s. She hints that she might try to steal the capelet after the runway show. I cannot decide whether I love or hate writing the word "capelet." It's gross and exciting all at the same time, much like a nosebleed.
Ivy is the last to talk to Joanna and she immediately is drawn to Ivy's fabric. She thinks it is gorgeous and very '20s, with the lines in the fabric that one associates with that era. It reminds her of Roxy Hart from Chicago, which Ivy loves. She tells Joanna that she wants to create angles like would be present in a '20s design. Also, she wants her design to be feminine but strong. Then, Joanna decides to make it dirty. In the name of the face-off, she asks Anthony Ryan to rate Ivy's design on a scale of 1-10. He says a strong 7 or an 8. Ivy? She gives Anthony Ryan a 5. She interviews that she meant a strong 5, so there's that. Joanna says that she's being a really harsh judge and wonders why she gave him so low a score. She says that she just doesn't think there is anything original about the design. Uh oh. Is this our old Ivy peeking out? People can just be honest and all of that, but there's really nothing helpful you're doing by insulting his design. She interviews that, if you are going to ask for her opinion, you should be prepared for the truth. The thing is, Anthony Ryan didn't really ask for it. Joanna says that this is the most talented room that she has been in since Project Runway: All-Stars began and she is very excited to see the runway show.