Carolyn greets the designers on the runway. She says that this challenge combines business and fashion. Once more, we are reminded that the proceeds from the sale of the winning design will go to charity. She introduces Georgina, Isaac, Elie Tahari and extra guest judge Stacy Keibler, who Carolyn says has the longest legs in the business. Sometimes, it's like my mind does myself a solid and completely blocks out certain people from my consciousness. It's not even that I'm aware of them and just don't dig deeper. It's like they actually don't exist. I feel like that is what has happened with this Stacy Keibler person and I could not be more grateful. Did she date George Clooney? Whatever.
The show begins with Anthony Ryan's dress. He has made a simple little dress from a really great print. It's a vertical asymmetrically striped print of blacks and silvers and grays. He has put black panels on the side to control the silhouette. It's very slimming. At the shoulders, he has this neat little cap sleeve that works almost like a plank. Plus, there are pockets. It's all very modern and pretty.
Here is Josh's dress and, yes, it is very pink. From the front, it looks like a nondescript sleeveless number. There's a little bit of pleating at the waist that creates this shapeless wasteland for the bosom of the poor model. It's like, those boobs want to be given rules. Then, there's the back. There are cut-outs around the shoulder blades, all to emphasize this gross exposed zipper that he's so hot for. He tries really hard to convince us that he likes this dress, but I'm not buying it. He says that he likes the way it looks and his model is hot. Ringing endorsement.
Emilio's dress is next. It's a mustard yellow dress with burgundy trim. I actually really like the color combo, though I'm not a fan of mustard by its lonesome. Too many memories of The Limited in the 1990s. He thinks that it feels modern, sophisticated and expensive. The silhouette is pretty amazing, because this manages to look flattering and relaxed at the same time.
Ivy's dress is a problem. The neckline is really demure and cute. It's this print of gold and indigo and some silver and black as well. It's belted at the waist, then falls to like tea length. It's too long. And, there's a half-assed slit on the sides and it just looks sort of sloppy. Oh Ivy. This is not a horrible dress, but she would have been in the top if she had just followed Elie's advice. It's like she wanted to be bold at the beginning, but then was clinging to some weird safe notion after she chose her fabric.