Joanna comes in for a consultation. She starts with Kayne of Many Colors and reinforces his fear about getting the pants right. She tells him that they need to be perfect on the runway. She doesn't think that Uli's dress is actually from the '70s. Dude, Uli was running surveillance equipment during the '70s and that is WHAT THEY WORE. White dresses. She tells Josh that instead of presenting a show stopper, he's going to stop the show. At least we know Paula Abdul's old joke writer from American Idol has found some work. When Laura Kathleen says that she's making a blazer, Joanna says that the word "blazer" makes her shrivel up a little. Fine excuse, Jojo, but you and I both know you've been shriveled for quite some time now. Casanova thinks that it's pretty but that it's better suited for the office instead of nighttime.
Joanna asks Ivy what is special about her look. She says that she is concentrating on making the shoe the leading lady. Joanna asks if she's thinking about the prize and not the challenge, which just seems like the dumbest distinction. The judges are not going to pick a design that doesn't compliment the shoe. Emilio thinks that Andrae's look is just like the one he made during the last challenge. Joanna tells Andrae that she has never worn a coat at a disco and she knows from discos. She thinks that Rayon's look is very "white man's overbite." She has to demonstrate, effectively creating the "uptight fashion Brit's white man's overbite." You didn't know it could get worse? She tells Althea that her look is very girly, which doesn't sound like a compliment.
She thinks Wendy's look is very Halloween. She calls out this plate thing on the back of her pants and says that it looks like a trivet, though she doesn't know the actual word and is like, "Hot stuff, side of stove, my governess?" She says to Emilio that she considers the '70s the decade that taste forgot. I don't really agree with that. Sure, the influences were really out there and competing, so a lot of the silhouettes remained right there in the '70s and will likely never make it out, but some of the style then was really gorgeous. I, for one, really loved the classic '70s lady with huge hair and either a prim straight dress or some sort of flowing goddess thing. I mean, the '90s? All of that foundation and red lipstick and the fucking bangs for miles and miles and miles. Baby tees? Fine, there was Gucci and the whole heroin thing, but I feel comfortable saying that we can give the '70s a break after having lived through the '90s. Grunge? Everyone had overalls!