They love Nicolas's evil frozen queen and how he got into the character. Arianne declares it fabulous and especially congratulates him on the makeup that he helped style. She says she is sure the dress will photograph well. Zoe, also, loves it. "It's so cool, Nicolas," she says. "I wrote 'clever, bold and risky.'" The Feather Prince has scored big!
It's time for Louise, and as if the dress alone was not cringe-worthy enough, she babbles on in her presentation about how the character was supposed to be an aspiring film actress in the '40s, dressing as if she's in the '20s. What? No, girl. It doesn't matter, because the dress looks bad, and the judges say so. Zoe states it perfectly when she says that the whole thing looks like a French maid Halloween costume out of a bag. "It looks like a snooze-fest," she adds, making a deeper cut, and it really must be snoozy, because Varvatos can hardly keep his eyes open long enough to tell her how much he's bored by it. "There's nothing strong about it," he says, "and it doesn't seem to have a style about it." Louise tries to thank them for their words and say she's been wanting to get on stage in front of the judges either way, just to hear what they have to say, but Heidi cuts her off. She says that this kind of challenge was supposed to show their creativity, and obviously Louise's did not do that. Do not disappoint the German lady!
Sweet, goofy Christopher opens his explanation with a cute disclaimer about historical inaccuracies. His story is of a bride on her wedding day who has to decide whether or not to curse her lover by marrying him and turning him into a vampire, or to run away and therefore hurt her lover as well. Varvatos loves the way he thinks especially, he says, since designers need to create these kinds of stories when they are starting off collections. Zoe is really impressed with the details of the neckline, and says the dress has "wow factor." Most in love with it, however, is Arianne, who calls in fabulous, especially the back. "It's definitely worthy," she says, "of being photographed for film."
Sadly, it is time for Ra'Mon. I can't even stand it. Lola, his alien from a planet of reptiles, has come to Earth to attend a fabulous party in order to quench her insatiable desire for men. I love the story, and so does Zoe. "But," she adds, "I really don't like the dress." She says it looks like Swamp Thing, like a B-movie, and she is so right. When they do a close-up of the model's face, you can see the threads of the fabric in the spotlight. Zoe says it's shoddily made, and Varvatos, though he congratulates him for a good idea, says that Ra'Mon missed the whole mark. "It looks a little bit like a school project," he says. Heidi twists the knife: "Hot green mess." Poor Ra'Mon. "You're a good designer," Heidi says. "We've seen some great things from you." But, she adds, it's really hard to see from this outfit that he can actually sew. Arianne sweetly says that she sympathizes with him. He chose leather, a difficult material to work with, and sort of sabotaged himself. He admits that he changed his design at the last minute. Arianne says she really wants to like it, because it's clear that he thought more ambitiously than others in the challenge.