“This next challenge is, let’s just say, probably one of my favorite ones of the season,” said host and judge Heidi Klum to the group of designers. For season 11, episode 8 the contestant were moved to an arena where “Thunder from Down Under” strippers disrobed to EDM music, showing off their Australian assets. Their next challenge: make fashionable “tear away clothes” in three looks (without giggling).
Here, Lindsay Ebbin, Global Creative Director of Vibe Beauty has gives his opinions on the best moments.
The judges for this episode included Heidi Klum, Zac Posen, Nina Garcia, and guest judge Emmy Rosum. Emmy had a striking classic Hollywood look with wavy hair and vibrant pink lips. Nina sported a checkered blazer and pants with natural looking makeup. Zac wore a retro 1980’s double breasted mustard suit, while Heidi wore a symmetrical v neck dress in brown with hot pink and blue stripes on the runway. Her beige eye shadow and lip was the perfect pair to her 1970’s inspired dress.
On the Runway
The contestants created two new groups, Shades of Grey (Daniel, Patricia, Michelle and Stanley) and Slick & Hip (Richard, Layana, Samantha and Amanda).
Team Slick and Hip: Daniel created a modern trench coat jacket; however, the shirts were way too long, the ties were schoolboy short, and the jacket was too feminine.
Team Shades of Grey: Patricia created jackets that were too large. Michelle’s Scottish styled zipper vest was very short and her pants were too tight. However, Emmy felt Shades of Grey’s ensemble was the most appealing.
Heidi was completely let down with what the designers created and announced there wouldn’t be a winner. Heidi claimed both teams had horrible outfits and no one was creative. By default, Shades of Grey won and Team Slick and Hip was the losing team. Out of all designers, Samantha (who has a Donna Summer look to her) was the best dressed. She wore a black satin-like dress with full hair and makeup paired with reddish lipstick.
Next week the teams present ready to wear looks to be sold in Lord & Taylor!
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