Zulema says she tried to mix traditional African dress with "Western cut." Nina says that this is that the third time that Zulema has presented an unfinished garment. She also remarks that some of the other designers have "exceptional presentation." Michael pulls out a tired analogy, saying the dress is "like the trashy debutante in town with the red dress and her mother's a bad home sewer." That actually seems fairly unique. Like, when are debutantes trashy? And when do they wear red (looks orange to me) dresses? And when would a debutante's mother sew this red dress? Moving on, Zulema tries to blame the dress on Tim by saying that he told her to take risks. "Tim did not make this dress," replies Nina.
Santino explains her dress. Jay points out that Santino used the same fabric as Austin last year. He adds the skirt is "massivo." Heidi says she feels like "a big butt is hiding underneath that thing." Michael thinks some women might like that. He also says "hats off" to Santino for trying to rein himself in for this challenge. The judges leave the runway.
Heidi likes Chloe's dress. Michael describes Kara's dress as "a tube dress with a piece of tape wrapped around it." Nina found Nick's design "not memorable." They hate Zulema's execution of her design. Jay loves Andrae. They all like his dress. Nina reminds everyone that it looks expensive. Heidi says, "I prefer Dan." Nina thinks it's sophisticated. Michael says he is a "full Dan fan." His design was "unexpected" and "changed the silhouette." Nina feels that Santino's design looked unfinished. Heidi gives him credit for not going crazy with the graffiti theme, but Nina points out that a lot of people have been inspired by graffiti.
The designers return to the runway. Chloe is "in." Nick is "in." Daniel is the winner of the challenge! Michael tells him that his design was "chic, sophisticated." Andrae is "in." Santino is "in." Heidi tells Zulema that her design was "unfinished and uninspired." She tells Kara that "your dress should speak more than you do." Praise Jesus, that's the truth. Kara is "in." Zulema makes a complicated face that is either a stifled cry, or she's really pissed.
Backstage, she acts like everything is fine. She interviews that she has made some friends. She interviews that "any mistake can cost you." She seems to be handling the end of her time there like a good sport.