As the winner of the previous challenge, Zulema opened this episode switching models with Nick. Both models, Tarah and Rachael, and Nick were very upset about it. But Rachael vowed to do her best for Nick, because she said he was actually her favorite designer.
Daniel V. won this week's challenge by basing his design on an orchid display in the lobby of Michael Kor's design studio.
Zulema was eliminated this week.
Nick: Zulema took my model.
Tim Gunn: There is a switch! Nick, I gotta tell you, when I think of Zulema's model, oh jeez! She's such a problem! She's like an elongated marshmallow!
Santino: (doing a humorous impersonation of Tim Gunn) Designers, rock the casbah.
Jay: That's a big talk...you just had...'da-da-da-da-da-da-da'. The talk doesn't match the dress.
Tim Gunn: Santino, you are in serious jeopardy. And I reserve that comment only for you.
Nick: Meryl Streep was cast as Anna Wintour.
Nick is talking about the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Streep's character was allegedly based on Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
Jay: I wrote down four words: 'Austin Scarlett's Grammy dress'.
Jay is alluding to the marked similarities that Santino's dress has to the gown that Austin made in the episode "Design for the Red Carpet".