Heidi greets everyone. She reminds us that the challenge was to create an innovative look based on one of the four elements of nature. She says that the parameters were broad so that they could really express themselves. On that note, I'd like to add, we've clearly been set up to believe that this challenge is going to be a big disaster. Perhaps that will be true. But, it seems that these guys really did commit themselves to creating something innovative, judges be dammed. They were thinking about bringing something creative into the world and, before the slaughter ensues, I think they accomplished that; at least on the design level. Heidi introduces Michael, Nina, and designer Roland Mouret. He used to come into a place where I worked and he was awesome, nice and funny.
The show begins with Maya's look. It's a short dress of light gray, with long sleeves. The sleeves have what appear to be gills that float in the air like waves. The waves are on one side of the dress as well. It's really pretty. The model's hair is pulled back with a Veronica Lake-esque bang situation. It's a strip of long hair with a quasi-spit curl. Maya says that she feels she accomplished setting forth her design.
Jay's look is next. It's a high-waisted dress with tights underneath. It's got a lot of asymmetrical layers and does resemble a tornado. The colors are black and light brown with a striped print used on the bodice. It is also wrapped around the legs, as well as on the hair of the model. The effect is a ton of motion. Well done. Jay is happy as well.
Here's Ben's suit. I get the design. It's a suit of pastel, with a shimmering champagne-colored camisole underneath. The jacket is short and has several sharp points to it at the bottom. There are little shark tooth buttons on the cuffs. The pants. Are not good. The seat of them is a mess. Ben feels like he stayed true to himself.
Now we have Anthony. His is a floor-length dress with a slit to the thigh. The skirt is black and the bodice is voluminous with folds of gray and black fabric. He is really happy with how his model walked. The dress looks pretty cool and is clearly an innovation for Anthony, because he doesn't usually do this sort of thing.