It looks like a fun group. Kara Saun and Daniel have a discussion about what the last challenge is like. She says you're tired, so you're likely to second-guess yourself. "Go back to that room and do what you have to do," is her advice to Daniel.
Jay is interviewing Santino. Like Kara Saun, Jay describes how poorly they did on their last challenge. Santino says that he thinks he has a good chance of winning, and Jay replies, "I hope you get canned." Rebecca and Heather are sitting there and burst out laughing. I think I see a future for Jay and Santino. Like a rough-trade Proenza Schouler.
We see Austin say, "You can never be too thin or too rich, I always say [as did Diana Vreeland]. I've got thin part down [twirls for effect]. I've just got to work on the riches." That was kind of hack-y. I don't remember Austin being quite so inauthentic. Out there, for sure, but it always seemed to come from a fairly honest place. Tim's laughing, but Heidi is just kind of staring at him and eating some nuts. She seems a little transfixed by the odd bib thing that Austin is sporting.
Chloe asks Kara Saun how her life has been changed. She replies that a large audience has seen her stuff.
Hey, Michael Kors is there. Kara (not Saun) tells Michael that she is glad to have met him. He says that fashion is about "what's new," so he is just as excited to have met all of the designers. That's a pretty nice thing to say. In the end, he toasts all of them and tells them that they've done a great job.
Back at Parsons, the probably drunk designers get back to work. Kara seems worried about her dress. Santino says in an interview that he thinks he is secured a spot in the final three simply because he has taken more risks than the others. Daniel thinks that Santino's gown is "over-designed."
Back at the apartments, the girls wonder about what will happen at the runway show. Chloe says that she doesn't get Santino's dress. "If he keeps adding paillettes, it's going to be a turkey." If things don't work out for Santino here, he may have a job waiting for him at Jim Henson's Muppet Factory, or whatever they call it.
In the boys' apartment, cattiest conversation ever. Santino wonders who will be "in" on the runway, Daniel or Kara -- because it's going to be one or the other. Then, he says something about how safe Daniel, Chloe, and Kara were with their designs. Finally, he says that he thinks Daniel "will be okay." Daniel, who can't be seen by Santino, puts his hand over his heart and makes an expression that says, "You think I'm going to be okay? Oh my God, I'm relieved. If I didn't have your support, Santino…I just don't know." Then Daniel snarks, "Thanks, I was hoping to just get by."