Uli says that she wanted to prove she could work with something besides crazy colors. Nina's in love. She tells Uli that her clothes are beautiful and buyable. Heidi says that she would wear every item in Uli's collection. Unfortunately, after some of the get-ups Heidi's sported this season, that's questionable praise. Michael Kors thought that Uli's dresses were beautiful, but he didn't feel like the color palette was cohesive or "told a story." The goddamn story thing gets on my nerves. Does a person who wears crazy prints ONLY wear crazy prints? Don't put a sassy girl in a box, Michael Kors! Uli says she considered throwing out all of the colors in her collection and just working with the nudes. She wonders if she should maybe move to New York, but Fern tells her that the resort market is huge. Don't change a thing, baby. She loves Uli's inspiration.
The designers leave the runway. Michael Kors says that Uli's clothes are the kind that women love. Fern thinks she's passionate. Heidi thinks that Jeffrey is the most innovative. Everyone agrees. They hate his Uli gown, though. They don't give a rat's ass about him going over budget. Michael thinks the craftsmanship in Laura's work is impeccable. Fern thinks it's remarkable that Laura hasn't ever made clothes for anyone but herself. Nina's the killjoy; she's not sure that Laura's innovative. Michael Kors doesn't think that Michael's collection showed a lot of taste. Heidi also thinks that his stuff looked like his portfolio. Fern tries to be nice and says that "Street Safari" was a good idea. I like Fern.
They will clearly all have a career in fashion, says Fern. In fact, Nina tells a story about how someone wanted to get in touch with Uli at the show. Not sure if that was a stalker or an investor.
The designers return to the stage. Heidi says that the decision was really hard, and they are very proud of all of them. She tells Michael that they believe in him, but he needs to mature. He's auf'd. And he doesn't get a kiss. He goes backstage. He interviews that he's going to take the world by storm.
Next, she calls Laura. Damn. Heidi says her collection was exquisitely crafted, but too limited. She's out. Laura flashes a huge smile, thanks them, wishes Uli and Jeffrey luck, and walks offstage. She interviews that she accomplished everything she wanted with this experience and is "at peace" with the judges' decision. The mannequins are like, "You want we should rub that Nina bitch out?" She gets a big hug from her husband backstage. She tells us that "it's all just beginning."