The theme of this week’s challenge is to live up to stuff that readers of USA Today present. My first thought is that it will be will fancy dog breeds and what they do. Apparently, people who read that stupid paper are going to decide what they design. Damn. The people who wake up in stupid lame hotels are designing now. So, people tweeted shit what they have to design. NIGHTMARE. The winning designer will be featured in the lame paper. Emilio finds some picture from some young girl in Cali. Jesus, they all find pictures from different places. Everybody still hates bad about Laura Kathleen. I don’t understand what the vetting process was for getting these designs in front of the designers, but whatev.
Everybody is feeling really competitive. LK is disgusting. She knows that everyone hates her but she can’t stop sounding like a stupid gross bitch. It seems weird that this is a challenge that is based on the viewers, but did you hear about this? Whatever. Andreae is a total weirdo about his design. It’s weird. Really. Joanna comes in with a chick from USA Today and they look at everyone’s stuff. Laura Kathleen is so freaking offensive about her shit. She says she’s not worried about what the farmers of America are going to wear. Lame. Emilio’s theme is “Sophie’s Choice.” Wrong. Joanna feels that Ivy is showing a lot of strength.
Althea decides to drape her pant. Crazy. Ivy thinks that it’s unflattering. The other tacky people are having problems as well. Everybody’s cool about trying to honor the viewers, but it’s wrong. Scott Patric is there! Casanova was finishing his stuff in the last minute, but it happened! Andrae seems too stupid to get anything.
Fashion blogger Gevinson Charlotte Ronson are the guest judges. LK’s dress is stupid. A lot of the looks are great. Uli is worried that her dress is not a bright color. Emilio’s look is fairly avant garde. Afterwards, Carolyn calls, LK, Anthony Ryan, Andrae, Joshua, Emilio and Althea.
Isaac hates Althea's pants. Carolyn finds it drab. Anthony Ryan gets the love of Isaac and Georgina, though Georgina wishes he would work with more exciting colors. Poor Andrae tries to explain his thing but it falls apart and is really embarrassing. LK gets big props for her print, which is unfortunate. Georgina is really into Emilio’s look.
Anthony Ryan made the most gorgeous look. Laura Kathleen made a really pretty look as well. They’re tired of talking through Andrae’s look in him. They all hate Josh’s look.
Anthony Ryan is the winner of the challenge! Which means he’s in USA Today! And Laura Kathleen is not! Andrae and Joshua are the ones with the lowest score. Andrae is out. Boo. He gets a group hug before he leaves.
Previously: The designers were asked to create wearable art. Aerosol art. Kayne of Many Colors has it out for Laura Kathleen and says that she is on everyone's last gay nerve. Rayon was removed from our lives. For now. I don't feel safe about it yet. Emilio won his first challenge!
This prize from Laura Mercier where they're traveling all over to the different Fashion Weeks? I'd want a little more information about it. Like, are they going to have to work while they're there? Sweeping and shit? Or, are they actual guests? It sounds a little nebulous right now. On the runway, Carolyn comes out looking smashing. Andrae even makes a little face to acknowledge just how pretty this woman is. She says that they're gearing up for the first ever interactive challenge. The fans will be deciding what they do. Huh? I'm sorry. Did anybody hear about this? Did you vote? I'm feeling a little left out right now. She tells them that Joanna is waiting for them in the workroom to tell them about the challenge. Then, someone whistles at her as she leaves the runway.
The designers gather in the runway and are greeted by Joanna and Sandra Micek, who is the Senior VP of Marketing at USA Today. Ugh. So, during Season 6, which I am still thankful for missing, I was on a theatre tour in the Midwest. Love the Midwest now. Hate their hotels. Every morning, a copy of USA Today would be waiting for me and it was so completely worthless. I would know more about the world if I just read Bill Cosby's Picture Pages. Sandra vomits this spiel about how USA Today pioneered visual storytelling. Meaning, you're wasting your time if you try reading the articles. Stick with the pie chart. Joanna repeats the chestnut "Every picture tells a story" and says that's the theme of this week's challenge. The show apparently went to the fans and asked them to tweet inspiring pictures. They will choose a photo and base a runway look on it. Sandra thinks that they should consider the headline that they would want their look to convey. That's an interesting way to look at it.
Because he won the last challenge, Emilio gets to choose his photo first and he gets to choose a designer to join him as he's choosing. He chooses Casanova. Emilio interviews that Casanova doesn't have any ulterior motives and likes everyone there. Sandra has one thing to add. The winner of the challenge will be featured in the paper with a photo and an editorial piece. Laura Kathleen and Kayne of Many Colors are both hoping that they win. Unique point-of-view there.