Eduardo and Dominique are on the same page, but Calvin is quiet. He interviews that Eduardo makes the same dress over and over. Dominique says simple and chic is the way to go for their collection, but Calvin says no -- it's couture and should be theatrical. He's right but he's such a bitch.
They're shopping for fabrics at not-Mood. Dominique says Nami's basic concept is old school glamour -- black and white. Calvin doesn't know what he's looking for. He trusts his taste but doesn't know what he wants to do. Story of my life and I'm not even joking mostly.
Jeffrey is looking for fabrics that he loves. Cesar is not afraid of painting, he says. Holding onto that tie-dye idea.
At the workroom, Isaac meets everyone for a consultation. Nami explains their inspiration as My Fair Lady but avant garde -- black and white. Isaac says they should go graphic and bold if they are doing black and white. He says that Eduardo needs to do something besides a pretty cocktail dress, maybe pants. Dominique has a Judith Lieber purse. She wants to make a pig coat. Isaac is in love with the idea. Calvin has a lot of ideas, but says he hates what he's doing. Isaac tells him to focus, because he thinks he has a real germ of a great idea.
At the House of Emerald, Cesar tells his idea about the dyeing and Isaac doesn't like it. Why make something difficult when they already have a lovely ivory fabric there? Jeffrey says he wants to make an oversized caftan for the cape and a dress to go with the earrings that he has. Cesar insists that he's dyeing and Isaac is really opposed.
Emerald starts working. Jeffrey's caftan look has pants. Cesar makes a one-shouldered dress to be complemented by his brooch. Jeffrey is still worried about the prospect of dyeing and Cesar seems annoyed.
Dominique is making her pig coat and she can't seem to stop saying the words "pig coat." She's going to make a humpback with the bustle and to that I say "hell yeah." Eduardo is going to make a pencil skirt and it will have a ruffle. Calvin obviously doesn't like that. He says that he really wants to win. If he does, he'll donate everything to the Gay Men's Health Crisis. What? His partner of ten years, the love of his life, is dying. The center has helped and educated him and he wants to give back. Jesus, this makes it awfully hard to just hate him now. FINE, nuance, I get it.