Andrae sells his dress by saying it will travel well. Kara tells Nicky that her design would be "stunning" on her, because it has an empire waist. "I know us small girls…" she says as she pats her own flat bosom. Okay, there are better ways to make that point, Kara. Nicky kind of laughs and says she likes the dress, then gazes off into the distance.
Diana presents her dress and says that she added an extra layer to the skirt of her design, so that if Nicky is dancing, she will "attract more attention than other people will." I love Diana's interpretation of what a socialite wants. She kind of hits the nail on the head, though. "More attention that other people" just about sums up the ambitions of the Hiltons, I'd say.
Emmett presents his dress as a "little, sexy, versatile dress." Then we hear him telling them in almost a scolding manner that "I don't want to impose my opinion on someone who I don't know." Zulema describes her dress as a "tough, nice girl sort of thing," which she says is "Zulema." I guess she's waiting to show the nice girl part. We're only at "Zul."
Nicky tells Chloe that she loves the braiding action on the back of Chloe's design, and adds that she is using a lot of braiding in her upcoming holiday dress line. Chloe says, "I was channeling you."
Lupe presents her dress by saying she wanted to make something that would show her whole vision. She then adds that they were given photos of Nicky in party dresses as inspiration, including one of a Chloe dress. Nicky says, "Yeah, I saw a dress that looked like my Chloe dress. The black one?" Lupe replies, "Yeah, I don't know what happened." Okay, that's shitty. You're shitty, Lupe.
Nicky tells Marla that her dress looks like one that she wore recently. Marla, to her credit (or detriment -- it's debatable), doesn't lie, but kind of dumbly says, "Well, you know what? They did give us -- rhey gave us a couple of pictures of you in dresses. What dress was that that you wore recently? Chloe?" Nicky says, "It was a black Chloe." Marla good-naturedly goes, "Argh," and puts her face in her hands. She could have probably thought of something better than this, but I'm not sure that even Marla knows exactly why she ripped off that dress. Meanwhile, her nasty model, Cara, looks at Marla like she's hoping that she'll die. Marla interviews that she is worried that she might be eliminated. The mannequins seem fairly confident that she will be eliminated.
When Santino presents his design to Nicky, she again praises the braiding on the design. He gives her his business card and she says, "Working it! I love that." Heidi seems to find it very funny. I guess she is just relieved to see him being so charming when he was so difficult last week. Santino interviews that he thinks confidence is important and that he showed a lot of confidence with Nicky. He kisses Heidi's hand when he's done and she curtsies, which is awfully cute. We see a shot of Richie Rich and Heidi sharing a powder compact. Even cuter.
Later, the designers cut loose. Diana is dancing, and everybody's talking. Daniel says, "Apparently, you play a little music, give her a drink, and she just will shake her shit like all the rest of us. So she's now Dirty Diana."