Whoa. Emily's look is next. What? It's a mess. Tulle everywhere. The model looks like she had an accident. Meanwhile, Benjamin's look is great. It's also a dress with multi-colored flowing stuff happening. His looks a little more on purpose than Matt's did. He breathes a sigh of relief.
Here comes Cindy's dress. It's ugly. Some fucked up tie-dyed fabric and a red and white checkered waistband. Who could have thought of this? This would wake the dead. Sorry, I had to. She says that she's happy with it on the runway. This is a common response from the designers. I wonder if they are more impressed with the transformation that happens when hair and make-up are involved than they are with their actual work.
Michelle's look is up and she made this waxed denim dress with some sort of harness on the outside. It's got a lot of originality. Michelle likes the "will of character" that the woman wearing this dress would have. She thinks it's the strongest look on her team and I think she may be right. This is mean, but I don't think I would mind it if Michelle were always matched with shitty team members. I kind of need to see the pathology that circumstance would create and I think that Michelle would be the perfect lab rat. Afterwards, Richard says that he would said something as a team member on the Dream Team about some of the weaker looks.
Afterwards, Heidi tells Team Keeping It Real that they are the winners. The losers go backstage. Michelle says that she is not surprised that they won. Onstage, Heidi tells Daniel, Patricia and Richard that they have the high scores. Zac thinks that Daniel used sportswear, structure and draping. Nina loved the short pant. Christian liked the neckline a lot. Richard says that gray and black remind him of NYC. Zac and Heidi loved the asymmetry. Richard says that his team helped him with their critiques. Patricia says that she was inspired by windows. She talks for a while. It seems like a really long time. Heidi finally says that she is a talker. She loves the dress, though. Zac loves that it's tactile. Nina likes the simple shape (contrary to Zac's opinion about the shape being more creative) because it emphasizes the other handiwork.
Dream Team comes out. James, Cindy and Emily have the lowest scores. James says that he was going to color block the top, but he says that the team steered him away from his idea for the top. Nina says there is nothing wrong with the outfit, but it is not inspiring. Zac thinks that the ruching on the top is gnarled. Heidi says that they did like a couple of outfits from Dream Team, namely Tu and Benjamin. Heidi tells Emily that it looks like a kid made her outfit. Christian can see some hints of design, but nothing was finished. Zac can see it too, but he thinks that she needs to have her craft ready. Nina says that she has never seen such an unfinished garment on this show. Ouch. Cindy explains that she was going to make a short dress and slacks, but the team convinced her to make a long dress because everyone liked the pattern. Heidi, incredulous, asks for a show of hands for who liked the print. Samantha explains that a long dress made more sense. Not "sense" but "more sense." Heidi doesn't like the dress at all. She thinks that the mix of fabrics is all wrong. Nine doesn't think there is anything urban or NYC about this. Christian likes that it's a gown, but he doesn't find anything designer-quality about it. Zac says that he wants to see who Cindy is as a designer and she says that this dress is not her. Then, he just smiles and reminds her that this is the first challenge and that's what the challenge called for. OK, it has started. I'm just going to apologize from the beginning, but I'm having a whole relationship with Zac Posen right now. He's running hot and cold for me and it's fun with the safety of a TV screen between us. Nina reminds them that the low scores for this team overpowered the high scores. Zac says that one hole in a boat will sink the boat.