The next day, Becky dyes her bangs a new color because it's 2002. Josh C. and Olivier both say that they have a lot of work to do on their looks before the show. Anya says that she thinks that Olivier is ready-to-wear and not avant-garde. She doesn't even feel like she's making a qualitative statement. However, she would be really sad to see him go. Josh M. says that he feels like this is the most subjective challenge that they've had so far.
At the workroom, with three hours before the show, they all get to work. Josh M. says that this is the first time since his mother's passing that he has felt inspired. He's putting her initials on his look. Tim comes in and tells everyone to work like there's no tomorrow, because for someone that's true. Olivier is freaking out. Hair and make-up, including some time with hot make-up daddy. Olivier tries gluing his dress to his model. Tim hears about this and quickly comes in and tells Olivier that it's against the rules. Viktor, who has something to say about everything, says that he thinks gluing is cheating. Now that's unfair. It might be wrong, but I don't think he's trying to do anything nefarious. He's trying to have the girl not be naked on the runway. Becky still thinks that Laura's dress looks like a Barbie. Josh M. thinks that it's time for Bryce to go home. Hmm, second time we've heard that from the designers. He thinks that Bryce has spent more time on being safe than having an honest point-of-view. Well, yeah, I'm completely uninterested in anything Bryce does. Kimberly isn't sure how Bert's look is going to go over with the judges.
Runway time. Heidi greets the designers. Zanna Roberts Rassi is sitting in for Nina. She's Senior Fashion Editor at Marie Claire. That name is special, huh? Kenneth Cole is the guest judge! The kids are sitting with the designers and Skyy is excited to see Kenneth Cole. Cute. The show begins.
Kimberly's look is first. It's a short dress in pleather, with feathers on top of it. There's an asymmetrical ruffled skirt over a tighter skirt. The coolest part is the pleather skull cap on the model. I guess this qualifies, though the fabric looks pretty cheap. Also, the painting was of a bird and this shit is literal.