Lastly, it's Team Armageddon. Excuse me, "Team Ricky." Their trends were neon, cutouts, and underwear as outerwear. First, the satin was a mistake. It looks very amateurish and America's Junior Miss, circa when the pageant was called America's Young Woman of the Year. Not banner years for the pageant. The first look is a dress of bright red and neon. It's a short red skirt and belt with a yellow bodice. The bodice is cut with a sweetheart neckline, and the cutout trend is represented by a collar of transparent yellow fabric. It does not look well made. The model doesn't look hugely endowed or anything, but the dress makes her bust look itty-bitty. Ricky says that they are giving the look of lingerie, the neon was bringing the collection together, and the cutouts were illusions. That doesn't really explain what I'm seeing. Next up is a black one-shouldered dress. Along the bust are small geometric cutouts and blocks of color interspersed. Elisa says that if she hadn't known she'd made that dress, she wouldn't have known she'd made that dress. I love that. She sounds so crazy, but I get what she's saying. I think she's marveling a bit at the growth that is required of them. That's pretty cool. She still sounds crazy, though. Lastly, it's Victorya's dress. It's a short flowing skirt with a boned corset of blue and pink. It's pretty, but nothing spectacular. Victorya feels like their collection is not cohesive.
With the designers onstage, Heidi tells them that the judging will be different this time. There was a clear winner, so they're just going to say it. It was Jillian. She interviews that she was a little unsure of her abilities when the show began, but now we will keep seeing her in the top and she will keep winning. She has this really flat delivery sometimes that kind of freaks me out.
Back onstage, Team Christian is told that their scores were high enough to move them to the next level, so they all get to leave the stage.
Now, it's time for the nitty-gritty. The models for the last two teams return to the stage. Chris is asked to describe their collection. He's just managed to say what dead trends they were using when Donna Karan slams them for not being cohesive. Michael Kors says that they've made three looks for three different shows. Donna doesn't see any movement in Steven's dress. No liquidity. Nina would have never known it was supposed to be dancewear. Donna loves Sweet P's dress, though she would have liked it to be more exaggerated. Michael agrees. Sweet P is so happy! Nina feels that Chris's outfit is dated. Michael doesn't feel like the shoulder-pad trend was updated for today. Do you think he's feeling competitive with Donna Karan right now? The next time they're stoned together on Fire Island, he's gonna be all, "'Liquidity'? What's with your fancy words? How long did it take me to say that last sentence?" Donna doesn't feel that the "totality" of his garment is flowing. "'Totality'? Who are you and why is your nose singing?" You know they party on Fire Island. Chris explains that he was trying to play with proportion, but Nina doesn't think his work is relevant. Donna brings it all home when she asks Chris how he could be an effective team leader when he can't lead himself. That is sad. Chris looks so upset right now.
Nina thinks that the concept for Ricky's collection is fine, but she has a problem with the fit and construction. Donna likes Elisa's one-shouldered dress. She thinks it looks modern. She thinks the fit of Victorya's dress is great too. Then, and this is very disorienting, Victorya gives Ricky credit for the fit. Not what I expected. I don't think she's evil or anything, but I didn't expect that. Nina is confused too, because she feels that Ricky's is the most poorly constructed of his collection. Ricky says that his work suffered because he was helping his teammates. Elisa, bless her heart, then says that Ricky took time to help her because she had never worked with non-stretch fabric before. So, Michael's like, "Who picked this fabric?" Uh, that would be Ricky. He thought they should "go there." Michael says that he chose a very difficult fabric to work with. Heidi asks Victorya what she thought of Ricky as a leader, and she talks about how she had a heavy hand in the design of two of the looks. They point out that they asked a question about Ricky, but Victorya talked about herself. Michael asks if she overrode Ricky's leadership. She says that she can't help but to say what she thinks, but she expects a counterweight to her opinions. Okay, she has struck me as kind of bitchy during this challenge, but she may be right. With the right leader, she may have been great. Michael suggests that Ricky rolled over, and he says that Victorya has no respect for him. Michael says that their weird relationship shows in their collection.