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Designer: Nicole Miller

Inspiration: Bright Lights, Big City; women who want to conquer the urban jungle

Top Looks: Black wool cropped vest with a black tulle strapless dress; sepia cityscape print silk drape dress; black wool and leather hooded coat, black dress; midnight and black leather sleeve jacket with cashmere hoodie and black denim pants

Accessories: Legwarmers, high-heeled booties, black skull caps

Who Was There:
An interesting hodge-podge of Richie Rich, Kelly Rutherford, Beth Ostrosky Stern, Jay McInerney, and Amber Rose

What We Thought:
If it is the urban woman that our former guest judge was designing for, then she hit her mark. Camouflage charged down the runway in the form of front twist pleat dresses, knit tunics, and skinny pants. And that was about it in terms of color. The primarily all-black collection was filled with hard pieces such as motorcycle-style leather jackets with bold shoulders, sleek form-fitting black pants, and tanks with chain details, but in Miller's capable hands these items seemed more ladylike than lawless.