Kayne of Many Colors got Marilyn Monroe and he's thrilled. It is perfect. All of the super-structured gowns that she wore? Right up his alley.
Uli got Diana Ross. I feel like I know Diana Ross, but I can't really think of her style being particularly distinct right now. Her hair and make-up, yes. Lots of hair and lashes. And I can think of her disco gowns and whatnot. Other than that, I'm not sure I could pick out a Diana Ross look.
The designers have a half-hour to "caucus" (never stop saying that, Tim Gunn), and then they will go to Mood. We see that Laura has Katharine Hepburn. PERFECT. Also, I see that there is writing on the back of the photos -- I guess to give a few extra hints about the style of each particular icon. Laura interviews that Camilla must have been watching her work, because she picked the right icon. Kate Hepburn is an absolutely perfect match for Laura.
Alison has Farrah Fawcett. She interviews that she wasn't too excited until Alexandra started telling her more about her ("she was daring, sexy"). When I first saw that she had Farrah, I thought it was perfect because Alison has such an eye for styling, which is mostly what made her distinct. The hair and tan and teeth. I'm a little surprised that she was disappointed, but I guess she is really too young to care much about Farrah Fawcett. She probably only knows her as the leathery, drugged-up lady on David Letterman. That's also the only thing she knows about Richard Simmons.
Vincent says that Jia picked Twiggy for him because of what he could do with it. "She explicitly told me that." No one's arguing with you, Vincent. Someone could do some cool stuff with Twiggy. I'm not placing any bets on Vincent, but somebody could do something.
Bradley doesn't know shit about Cher. Katie, who is twelve, tries to tell Bradley about Cher. This is no good. You'd think Bradley would at least have seen Silkwood. I've always thought that someone should base a collection on Silkwood. I'm not kidding. Meryl Streep is smoking hot in that movie -- mullet, rock t-shirt, leather jacket. And, you could have some Cher butch-chic looks working the runway. Nina Garcia would flip for that shit.
At Mood, as Michael is claiming some pink fabric, we hear him interview that this challenge is something that he can really sink his teeth into. Robert interviews that he wants to modernize a suit that Jackie might have worn in the White House. He found a blue fabric that he feels would address his problem with being boring. It's not working. He's practically dozing in the middle of that sentence. He adds that if he is boring, he should just go home.