Judging begins and Heidi tells Anya that she loves her dress. She think it's very fashion-forward and cool. She also sees the influence of the raven. Michael thinks that Anya was inspired and it wasn't a literal translation. Nina says that this is her favorite look of Anya's. Francisco thinks the cut is great. Nina was impressed by Laura as well, but she wasn't so much into the feathers and tight pants. Heidi thinks it's too literal. Michael says it's the edgiest thing that she has presented and he appreciates that, but it still looks a little costume-y. Anya has the highest score!
Bert says that he hated his parrot. He says he's not in love with his look. Michael thinks it's pagaent-y. The bustier is cut perfectly. Francisco thinks it's not very new. Nina is disappointed as well. Michael loves that Josh's dress doesn't look too "worked," with the exception of the corsage. Nina likes that he embraced a version of minimalism. Francisco likes the non-literal inspiration apparent in the gown. Bert had the lower score. Josh says that the editing helped him. Also, he says that his main goal for being here is to improve as a designer. That's probably not untrue, but for some reason I don't want to believe him.
Kimberly says she was trying to be soft and romantic. She tells the story about her first dress getting ruined and kids that Viktor set her dress on fire. Michael says it's cut very well. Francisco thinks the look is too mature, but loves the mix of fabrics. Nina thinks there is a pageant feel to the dress. Viktor says he was trying to be whimsical and fun. Michael loves the colors but feels that it's too literal. Heidi says that, though she has more imperfections in her dress, she likes Kimberly's dress more! Wow! Talk about a comeback! Nina thinks there are too many feathers. Kimberly has the high score!
Wow, so Laura and Viktor are part of the bottom. Interesting. Kimberly is feeling good, especially after beating "the mighty Viktor." As the judges confer, Heidi says that she really liked this challenge. They loved Anya's design. Michael even tips his hat to the construction. Michael also loves Josh's dress and Francisco asks him if he'd wear it. He jokes that he's a very "orange kind of guy" and I wonder if he's making a reference to the public's feelings about his self-tanning practices. What do you think? He has never really seemed that self-deprecating to me before. They are proud of Kimberly for stepping out of her comfort zone. Heidi thinks that all of the lower scored folks were too literal. Laura's and Bert's were the actual bottom. Heidi liked the hidden color of Bert's look, but not the outcome. This was not his challenge. They feel that Laura was waaay to literal. The women seem to really hate her.