As they are heading downstairs, Emily says that she's happy with her dress. Again, it's like she's writing her own eulogy. The poll this week is "Should 'Holla At Cha Boy' Be Tim's New Catch Phrase?" (Their spelling of "Cha"? I refuse to participate.) The choices are "A) Absolutely B) Nothing Will Replace 'Make It Work.'" Oddly there's no "C) I will kill you."
Heidi greets the designers on the runway. She introduces Michael and Nina. Our guest judge is "New York nightlife aficionado" Sandra Bernhard. OK, in the recaplet, I spelled her last name "Bernhardt" which was totally stupid of me. I love Sandra Bernhard. If you've never seen the film version of Without You I'm Nothing, you've got to cozy up to your TV with your Netflix and your Remy Martin and do it. It's so good. That said, there's some unfortunate pin curl action going on with Ms. Bernhard's hair. It's a mistake. She says "hi," and the designers applaud. Rayon just sort of kisses at her in the air, he doesn't even blow it to her. Apparently, in the fall she's going to take Without You I'm Nothing on a nationwide tour. Uh, rad.
The show begins with Keith's design. It's still totally shapeless, except for the shape that lots of little clumps of fabric gives something. Keith thinks it has texture and movement, like the city. He's right about that, but the dress doesn't look pretty on his model. And on someone with less than a model figure? Scary to think about.
Next up is Blayne's design. It's a black dress with three-quarter sleeves. Starting at the neck, there is a trail of neon fabrics that travels down the left side of the dress, ending with a hot pink handkerchief panel to the skirt. It's pretty cool. Blayne thinks it's flirty.
Next is Joe's design. His inspiration was a metal and glass lighting fixture. His dress is a gold bustier and black skirt. The bustier has ribbing that mimics the metal that was in his inspiration. It's pretty literal. There's a chain that runs from the middle of the neckline of the bustier to the neck where it meets a black choker. It's kind of ugly. Joe feels like the design conveyed exactly what he wanted.
Emily's dress is next. It's a one-shouldered black minidress. There's a cluster of chiffon ruffles across the bust and down the right side of the dress. Honestly, it's not horrible. A bit boring and of questionable taste, but we've all seen worse. She thinks that the dress is a clear depiction of the photo she chose, but she's not sure she representing herself as a designer clearly enough.