Lastly, there's Johnny. Who took the biggest risk by not taking a risk at all. Some of you may recall that last week, I noted that his dress reminded me of Jean Paul Gaultier's fall 2008 show. The week before that, the judges wondered if his homage to Versace was just a little too on the money. Well, this week he turned out a near exact replica of the Lanvin leopard print gown Maggie Gyllenhaal wore to the 2009 Golden Globes. What's amazing is that during the construction, he gleefully described the Lanvin dress as his inspiration, but when the judges call him on plagiarism he claims it must have been coincidence. Even more outrageous, he tells his fellow designers that Angel deceived him by not telling him that his dress looked like Lanvin, placing all the blame on her shoulders. Seriously. Thank goodness Reco is there to say what I would want to, calling Johnny on his lies and pointing out how often he's bragged about the quality of his knock-offs.
And in the end, the judges agree that being unoriginal is a sin greater than creating ugly fashion. James Paul is safe and Johnny is sent packing – defending himself the whole way no less. He does realize there were cameras on him the whole time, right? Daniella takes a win that is less dramatic than his loss, but allows her to lead Anna, Reco and James Paul to the final four and the creation of their fashion collections.
Who do you think will be the big winner? Did you laugh when Johnny smugly announced "I'm an original. No one can do what I do" tonight? Who's collection do you most want to see?