Ra'Mon's dress is an overall hit, but they feel like it's a tad too safe. Kors suggests he pump it up color-wise. I can't tell if it's really dark eggplant or navy, but I agree. In any case, they all like it.
And now, we come to Ari. Nina gives her a tight-lipped smile that is absolutely bone chilling. Ari says she also designed for the VMAs, you know, in 2080. Will MTV start playing videos again by 2080, I wonder? And on the same night, she thinks the wearer of this thing could go and accept her Nobel Peace Prize. Yes, in 2080, they'll be giving Nobel Prizes to robots dressed as space tramps. The judges can't even handle this poor girl. "She looks like a disco soccer ball," Kors says. "You still have to find some kind of beauty in the oddity." Ari says she knows it's "out there," but she loves it. "But the person who's wearing it has to love it more," Lindsay says, and do I detect a hint of flirtatiousness? Go for it, sister. She goes on to say that she respects that Ari wants to be creative, but that she has to maintain an awareness that someone might want to wear these things. Nina further softens the (multiple) blows by saying that she appreciates that Ari has a very conceptual process of design.
Johnny is, amazingly, dry-eyed, when it comes time to show off his dress. They all love it, though they would like to see it in another color, maybe black. Again, it looks great on the model, but when Johnny says he was imagining it as a dress that could be worn to a movie premiere, I have to wonder why he doesn't say Grammys. This dress is SO Grammys. In 1976. The back is so low you can almost see crack, even. It's Grammys all the way.
Mitchell must now explain his fiasco with the wrong measurements that lead to him parading a girl in the nude in front of Lindsay Lohan. Heidi delivers the ultimate lesson: never trust the model. She's never the age or the measurements she says she is. Wise words. I guess he left zero fabric allowance and could not bounce back, but I still wonder how it came to this. Nina says that though this thing is completely unwearable, there is an attitude about the dress that makes her wonder what else Mitchell can do. Michael Kors says that it's obviously something he was desperately trying to whip together, and that what he achieved was a cool nightgown. Heee.