More applause for the next look, which is AMAZING. It's a sleeveless, fitted dress in many, many vertical panels of organza. The color palette is off-white to brown and the colors fade gradually across the panels. This dress is freaking ridiculous. It's belted at the waist. Looks terrific. Finally, we have a long-sleeved high-necked evening gown. It's covered in feathers and has the same palette as the previous look. The crowd seems really impressed. It looks great, but I think it must look even more impressive in person. Christian and the models return to stage. Christian does a sassy little pose at the end of the runway, which is so completely unlike him.
From the peanut gallery: Jay McCarroll says that Rami is going to win. Kit Scabo No Longer Pistol likes Jillian. Kevin Christiana liked Christian. Padma Lakshmi likes Jillian. Nick Verreos is a Rami fan and loves the woven pieces that we saw.
Phew -- that was intense. Back at Parsons, before the designers join them, Nina and Michael say that the three finalists could have fit in with any one else showing at Fashion Week -- they were that good! So, they bring out the designers.
Heidi says that she was blown away. We are reminded of the numerous prizes that the winning designer will receive- the money, the car, the agent, the Bluefly.com. Heidi introduces Nina, Michael, and "pop and style icon" Victoria Beckham. She has her own line, dvb by Victoria Beckham. I wonder how Posh feels about Heidi essentially calling her man a sissy. She congratulates all of the models.
The models return to the stage now. Jillian explains that she used the painting from the Metropolitan Museum challenge as her inspiration. She emphasizes that it was just a jumping-off point. Posh says she likes Jillian's attention to detail, Chim Chim Cheree. She sounds like a chimney sweep, no? Michael thought that Jillian's work was feminine and modern. And, he liked her knits. Heidi says they saw a lot of new shapes from her in her collection. Jillian says that she tried to be innovative and Heidi says that she was. Nina ends the party though. She says that it looked like maybe Jillian had too many inspirations and the collection was a little disjointed. It lost the "essence of Jillian."