Christian explains his design and declares that he wants to take it "forward." Then he asks for a hug, which he gets. Cute or precious: you decide. I don't want to hate him. Kit dryly explains her design. SJP wonders whether or not the wide belt that Ricky pitches would actually look good on people. Ricky assures her that it won't show people's "bumps and bruises." Or Bite marks. Jillian says that her design will balance femininity and strength, but SJP wonders if the jacket will be too difficult for children to construct. Victorya pitches a shirtdress and vest. Marion of the constantly pained expression describes a cape and skirt combo. Steven pitches a skirt and top that is simple and classic. Rami's idea is for a shirtdress and tights combo that apparently can double as maternity wear. Carmen describes for SJP a tunic and denim bottom. As she's leaving, she says "Carmen Webber" to SJP, then "'Carmen' like the opera, 'Webber' like the baller." Ew. I really can't stand it when people have some sort of phrase/joke that you hear and can tell they've repeated a million times. I'm talking to you, Dad.
SJP tells the designers that she thinks they are all very talented, and she hopes that she will have some part in their careers (read: send me a free dress). Her first choice for the challenge is Elisa, which draws stunned looks from Carmen and Sweet P. SJP thinks the design is very ambitious and she can't wait to see what Elisa pulls together.
Kit is her next choice. SJP thinks it's youthful and that Kit really thought about the Bitten line.
Victorya is chosen next. SJP thinks that she has the skills to take something simple and make it "startling." I like that description. The next time a friend of mine is wearing something I like, I will tell them how startling it is. That might not work out the way I plan, but I still like the use of "startling" as fashion-speak.
Marion is the next designer chosen. He seems thrilled. SJP thinks his approach is very sophisticated. She takes a break from all of the choosing to tell the designers how much she hates this and how impossible it is. I don't know, maybe that's true.
She chooses Ricky next. She thinks his design can be very sexy and grown-up. Will he cry? Let's see.
Now SJP whispers, "Christian." She was very impressed by his sketch and while she doesn't know how he's going to be able to create the design, she thinks the sketch is very sexy.