After the show, Mondo, Peach, Nicholas, Valerie, Jason and Gretchen are asked to step forward. Everyone else is safe. A.J. starts crying backstage. He felt that this was his only free pass. Backstage, they all think Valerie is the winner. They see Jason as the loser, but Christopher says that he's seen his menswear and it's great.
Peach gets slammed for her polka dots. Heidi says there's no sex appeal. Michael tells her to watch her sophistication level. She explains that the final look was the third complete look that she made, which I think impressed the judges a little.
They love Valerie's look. They do not love Jason's look. Nina thinks it would look bad on a billboard. He says that his safety pins were intentional. Michael calls it a bedspread! Jason starts tugging at the dress and Heidi asks if he's trying to show her underwear. He is not. He's trying to show the options for styling. Of course, they love Gretchen's look. Michael thinks it's modern. Nina thinks there are too many details in Nicholas's look. It would be too busy on a billboard. Joanna "con't" think of a woman who would want to wear that. They have his girl take the cape off and they are disturbed by how much skin is showing in the back. He says it's a day to evening look and Michael wonders if the girl is supposed to wear the cape all day. Really though, Nicholas. Bad move. Mondo says that he was inspired by Mary Tyler Moore and Joanna says that MTM was the reason she moved to New York. Nina loves it too and Joanna laughs that this is the first time she and Nina have ever agreed. Ha, Ha, that is the absolute truth and you KNOW it.
The judges discuss Mondo. They loved it. Heidi thinks that Gretchen's look would be great on a billboard. Michael thought it was seasonless and ageless. Hmm, that's interesting. Michael liked that Valerie's dress was sexy without being vulgar.
Heidi thinks that Jason has strange ideas. Michael thinks that the clothes should speak for themselves. They thought that Nicholas was too ambitious. Michael wonders if the model was too thin and ate the back of the blouse. Heh. Nina thought that Peach's look was Desperate Housewives. Ew. They do, however, think that it was well made. Heidi says the question is, how many do they get rid of?