Heidi welcomes the designers to the runway. She introduces the judges: Michael Kors, Nina Garcia, and Deborah Lloyd. The judges will determine the losing team. The runway show begins.
First up is Daniel and Andrae's design. It's a black dress with a drop waist. The bodice is loose. It's kind of like a flapper dress. The jacket is white with three-quarter sleeves. It's cropped, so it doesn't button; when the jacket is removed, you see that the dress has spaghetti straps. It's really cute. Daniel interviews that their concept was very "clear" and "Banana Republic." Andrae says that Rebecca looked "really sophisticated" walking down the runway.
Zulema and Kara's design comes next. Zulema interviews that this was "the achievement of a lifetime." It's pretty. It has a fitted bodice with spaghetti straps and a flowing skirt. Over the top, there's a white blazer. The blazer is sleeveless, with shoulder pads. It's cropped in the center, so it really only meets at the waist. It's not amazing, but it's not a failure. Zulema says she never again wants to be in the position she was in during this challenge. Kara says that their design was "clean" and could fit in at Banana Republic.
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."