Carolyn greets the designers on the runway wearing a dramatic dress with a large painted swoosh on the front. She introduces Georgina, Isaac and guest judges Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra. They make one-of-a-kind pieces and apparently Anna Wintour loves them. They also look like Hansel and Gretel's gay, hipster uncles. I LOVE THEM.
The show begins with Andrae's dress. It's a sleeveless dress that is flared in the skirt. The skirt is spray-painted a sort of Monet flowery print and it climbs up the back of the dress, while the front of the bodice is white. There is (of course?) some organza at the waist, tied like a belt. It's not the worst. He says that he feels like his model looks like a girl who is in on the joke. I'm not sure it's the wisest thing to do to consider this a joke. Next is Uli's dress. It's all oranges and purples and it's fitted with these like fin things at the shoulders. Very futuristic and cool. She likes it but doesn't think that it stands out enough for this challenge.
Kayne of Many Colors' girl comes out next. It's a long fitted gown with a train. He made panels with the words that he aerosol arted and the panels are separated by black strips of fabric. Laura Kathleen's look is next. She made a fitted cocktail dress in yellows and purples. The hem of the dress, which is already short, peaks upward in the center of the gown. It puts us in danger of seeing entirely too much tootie. Laura Kathleen notices and thinks that the mistake may have put her in the bottom.
Anthony Ryan's dress is next and it's so cool. It's a short cocktail dress with a flared skirt. The graphic is just squiggly lines of blue and black in little blocks. There's something about the line that has the confidence of Keith Haring's work. Like, even though it's just a bunch of straight lines, you look at it and recognize it. He says that it makes him smile. Casanova's dress is next and it looks really special. It's a halter dress in chiffon. The tones are all sort of peach based. He has used panels as well and each panel has a different series of stencils and adornments. It's very unusual and cool. He thinks that the look is harmonious. Emilio's look is next and it is polished. All fire colors, she's wearing a red halter top and a tight multi-colored skirt. A voluminous jean jacket like coat matches the skirt. It's gorgeous.
Rayon's look is next and he thinks his girl is super-smoldering and hot. She is not. This dress looks worse than a lot of stuff we've seen. It's black and gray, with a one-shouldered clothed part. The skirt is like layers of handkerchiefs and he has applied these little circular things to the entire bodice. There's something about the fit at the waist that is really vague and wrong too. This look isn't finished. Althea's look is next. It's a fitted dress with a gentle graffiti power in the center and black fabric at the sides. It's super figure-flattering, but it's not wearable art. She says that she realizes it's not the loudest in the show. Ivy's look is next and, honestly, I kind of hate it, but I also really appreciate it. The model is wearing a jacket in fire colors with words written on it. Right now I see "passion." The skirt matches to about the knee where it blends into an asymmetrical handkerchief. I really hate that skirt. Josh's is last. It's a sleeveless cocktail dress with a small skirt at the waist. I don't love the colors, but the dress is beautifully made. I can buy the wearable art aspect as well. There's something a little bit childish about the colors though.