The designers leave the stage and the judges confer. They all love Anthony Ryan's dress but wonder if he didn't push himself. Isaac loved Emilio's look, but they really do give him grief for the belt on his jacket. They all love Ivy's jacket, but wonder if they have seen it before. Georgina thought that there was too much going on with Laura Kathleen's dress. Carolyn and Isaac say that they didn't even get graffiti from it. Isaac says that there is always something a little bit tacky about Kayne of Many Colors' work. Robert felt like you could see Rayon's nuttiness in his design. So, they posed the question, would they rather eliminate someone who was nutty or tacky?
The designers return to the stage. Ivy is safe. The winner of the challenge is... Emilio! Carolyn tells him that his outfit was spectacular. Anthony Ryan is in. Laura Kathleen is in. That means it's down to Kayne and Rayon. And, Rayon is...out. Rayon hangs his head in a genuine moment. Carolyn, who is seriously just the sweetest, tells him that he's so creative and he needs to harness just a little though they love who he is. He goes backstage and hugs everyone. He interviews that his interpretation of his elimination was that he's too creative. Yeah, that's the problem. He's sad to be leaving this soon, but he's still an all-star and all that. He says in an interview that all of the designers should rock the runway and make "daddy cat" proud. I'm not sure that I will ever really get over hearing that.
Jeff Long is a performer/writer living in Brooklyn. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and followed on Twitter at @jblong.