This episode was a bit heartbreaking for me because neither Austria nor Madeline book any shows in Milan after going to more than 30 castings. Austria notices that "no one seems to like people of colour here." Breaks the heart. Her managers tell her that it's unfortunately true, but that they hope it will change in a couple of seasons. Austria looks disturbed and upset. Poor girl.
Austria's manager even gets a call from a casting agent saying that she "doesn't look her best." How do you tell that to a 16 (or is she 14?)-year-old girl? The industry can be really harsh.
Meanwhile Madeline thinks she isn't getting booked because she has short hair and thinks that Milan Fashion Week is all about long, luxurious hair à la Versace. She's right of course.
But Cato does very well, booking Cavalli, D&G and the mother of all shows, Prada. I expected that because she has the typical blond, blue-eye look that all casting agents are going for these days.
Next week: Paris!