Up next is Marla and Diana's design. It's the much-reported pencil skirt, with a matching blazer. The blazer is short-waisted with three-quarter sleeves and a dramatic v-neck and large collar. Underneath the blazer is a silver satin top with a draped neckline. The model is also wearing a scarf around her neck that she removes when she removes the jacket. It's all kind of cute, but that skirt is, under no circumstances (save memorial service or cat burglary), suitable for evening.
Chloe and Emmett's design is next. It's a high-waisted black skirt, with silver vertical seams along the legs. The top is silver satin and sleeveless and, at the neck, has a loop through which a strap is laced. There is also a silver bow at the front. The effect of the strap is a halter-shaped top. On top of the blouse is a cropped black jacket. Grace, the model, easily removes the jacket and reverses it, revealing a shimmering silver and black pattern on the other side. That is some damn virtuosic modeling. I'd have knocked my own tooth out doing that. Emmett interviews that he is happy with their design. Chloe commends Grace's easy reversal of the jacket.
Finally, we have Nick and Santino's design. It's cute and abstract, with lots of Asian influence. Also, it doesn't look like anything that ever has been, or ever will be, in a Banana Republic store. Nick recognizes that it's a little "out there." In Santino's Memoirs of a Person with a Clue, he interviews that his design seems really Banana Republic-appropriate. He concedes that it may be a little "forward."
Heidi calls all of the designers onto the runway. She tells them that, "surprise," they will all be kept onstage for the question-and-answer session. All of the models return to the stage. Deborah tells Daniel and Andrae that she likes their design. It's "feminine and beautiful," and she feels that they listened to her instructions. Nina likes how "versatile" it is. Michael says very seriously, "It's cute. It's very cute." I love how somber he looks when he says that. He says that he feels they achieved the challenge's objective of merging their styles with Banana Republic's style.
Deborah tells Kara and Zulema that, when she first saw the dress, she thought it was beautiful. However, on closer inspection, it looks unfinished. She asks them if there was some "last minute-ness" to their design. Zulema replies that she and Kara have different "style," which left them pressed for time. Michael Kors says that the dress is "adorable," but he can't "figure out this '80s, like, power-bitch, Mugler jacket." His final verdict -- loves the dress, not sure about the jacket.