The next look is a black wrap that ties at the waist. The model unties the wrap to reveal a strapless cocktail dress. It's made of contrasting white and black striped fabrics. The contrast in the fabrics creates a swirl starting at the waist and expanding outwards. Okay, I know that others might feel differently, but I do not find this dress to be flattering. The way it's draped over the hips and legs, it suggests a softness that I'm not sure a lady would want to suggest. You want to be soft, but not that soft. Soft that says "feminine" not "veal."
The last look is a black, floor length evening gown. It's strapless and looks very corseted and constructed along the bodice. The skirt flares and has a long train. There appear to be rows and rows of little pleats on the dress. The fabric looks like crepe paper. It's really beautiful. Rami says that he is happy with his collection and feels like it celebrates women.
Next is Chris's stuff, and he's got the hair front and center. He has made a black velvet suit with hair all along the neckline and down the front. It's fitted beautifully and there is tons of detail in the skirt and top, without the hair. I almost feel like he's distracting from how lovely the other elements of the look are.
The next look is a halter dress in a flapper cut. The bodice is flesh colored with black brocade stitching/beading. The skirt is, uh, hair. It looks like Wilma Flintstone, and I love it, but again -- it's really beautiful and all they are going to want to talk about is that damn hair.
Lastly, we see a floor length evening gown in velvet and the crocheted hairpin lace, worn by Marcia. She's carrying a large knit wrap that is very dense and beautiful. It also is fit like a glove, which makes it a bit severe. A lot of the criticism of Chris this season is starting to make me wonder-- why don't we go for the dramatic a little more? Let's reclaim the costume as actually wearable! I mean, if you're wearing an evening gown, it's not like your everyday stuff anyway. Why not go whole hog? Chris says that his collection is really "him." It's dark and beautiful and he's very proud of it.
After the show, the models return and they start talking about their designs. Chris tells the judges that he used human hair. Michael finds it creepy, but admires that Chris was thinking outside of the box. And the skirt of the first look? Made with black chrome safety pins. Get the fuck out!! That's amazing. Every row took about eight hours. Michael says that he thinks it's beautifully crafted, but he thinks Chris's models look overly designed and dark. He thinks that the third look is like a "velvet condom." I don't recommend that anyone use one of those, by the way. Nina thinks that everything looks great, but she thinks it can go overboard.