Heidi greets the designers. She introduces Michael, Nina and guest judge Isabel Toledo! She designed that chartreuse inauguration outfit of First Lady Obama's. Also "world renowned jewelry designer" Steven Webster. And, the show begins.
Mila's look is first. It's black and white plastic of some sort. The skirt is little blocks of black and white in tiers. The bodice is white in the middle and black on the sides. It really creates a slimming look. In the middle of the bodice, a strap of black and white extends upwards into a choker. It's got a retro feel and is pretty cool. Mila is happy with it as well. She thinks that this look shows the graphic nature of her work.
Here's Jesse's look. It's a gray bubble skirt with a metal bodice with a plunging neckline. He has transformed it from copper into the far less precious metal of aluminum. He thinks that it floats and it actually kind of does. He thinks that, love it or hate it, it's interesting. That's where he is wrong. It's nice enough, but not innovative and you can tell exactly that the materials came from a hardware store.
Jonathan's look follows. It's an interesting print dress of different shades of copper. It appears to have halter straps, though I really can't see the back. It fits well, which Jonathan notices gratefully. He is happy with how the dress works with the model.
Here's Anthony's look. It's a gray and lavender dress with a silver waistband. The gray fabric is creating some sort of flower appliqué thing at the waist. There is a strap that creates sort of a boatneck and holds up the bodice. There is a slender cut-out on the bodice that extends from the waist to the top strap. Anthony thinks that it looks like real fashion. I don't know. It looks kind of cheap to me.
Here is Ben's dress. Anthony was right. It is, in fact, tortured. It's all this crinkled copper in a sack dress formation. He says that it looks like it's levitating on the model, which it does. That, to me, means that it does not look like clothing, but Ben adds that it looks futuristic. That's a good save. It makes it seem more on purpose. There's a cut-out on the back, but it's too late for any of that now, Ben.
And, it's Emilio's non-starter. This is not a bikini. This is a bunch of washers with pink cords holding it up. There is no reason to this outfit. Emilio says that the judges' jaws dropped when his model walked out. He point out that it's a strong look and I would agree. Her hair is huge and her heels are high. It feels like a thing. Then, he says that he doesn't think anyone would know that his garment came from a hardware store. He's out of his mind. That's EXACTLY where it looks like it's from.