Here's Rami's design, worn by Ashley. It's a one-shouldered gray number with a Grecian feel. It comes in at the waist in the front, and in the back it is loose and cape-like. The fabric is shaped into a flower at the top of the right shoulder, similar to the flower on the dress that he made for Jessica Alba. That could become a little tiresome if that's a habit of his. This dress is draped beautifully; it moves like a cloud, which is pretty amazing since it has something pretty big working against it. That something would be Ashley. Her high school counselor should turn in his badge -- why is this girl modeling? I know, that's rude, but come on. She's like the love child of Liv Ullmann and Mr. Ed. Rami is happy with it. He says he noticed that the judges were "transfixed" with Ashley and with his dress. First, I'd say, what else do they have to look at? Second, they were probably trying to make that Liv Ullmann connection in their minds. But the dress is very pretty.
Ricky Lizalde's design is next, modeled by Wendi. It's a baby-doll dress. Done. Boooooring! The fabric is a really sexy black and silver pattern, but nothing can save it from the incredibly boring cut. Ricky knows this. He says that, after seeing everyone else's designs, he knows he should have made bolder choices. I hope Ricky can get his confidence issues out of the way, because he seems like a nice guy.
It's Jack's turn, and his model Aviva takes the runway. The design is a prim dress with a halter neckline. It's not terribly interesting save for the color choices: the fabric is white with black brocade, and there's a turquoise belt at the waist. The back is bare, and there is a large turquoise bow at the back of the neck. Aviva's carrying a humongo white bag which looks like it's about to throw her off-balance, but it's appropriate for the design. Jack says that he created something he thought was "cute." He adds that expressing who he was as a designer through one design was fine for him. So, I guess he wants to be known as the guy who makes "cute" clothes. Whatever, fine. In the South, calling someone's outfit "cute" is code for "wouldn't be caught dead in that." Make some clothes that are "precious" and we'll talk. "Cute"? No.