It's another morning at the studio, and the remaining contestants and their designer partners stroll in and immediately discuss how much nicer the place is without Lady Jumpsuit around. This was just the first of many "fuck you, Lady Jumpsuit" nods we'll be getting this week. Galina mutters something about letting DJ Eric take the lead on the next design, like, wasn't he supposed to be doing that all along? Then DSquared2 walk in wearing giant sunglasses that only serve to make their heads appear even bigger in proportion to the rest of their bodies than they already do. It's frightening. They explain that this week's challenge will be to create a "Wild Card Piece," a.k.a. something "avant-garde" and "fashion forward" "that should scream you." Ha ha ha! This totally would have been Lady Jumpsuit's week! All she did was make insane outfits that screamed her. But she got eliminated last week, so she can't. Ha ha ha! Their inspiration will be sunglasses. Since Merle won last week, she gets to pick her sunglasses inspiration first. Even though she already gets immunity this week. Oh, AND she gets to choose which contestant gets which pair of sunglasses. Meanwhile, all the other winners in previous weeks have gotten either nothing or close to it. Merle hates everyone, and so relishes the opportunity to fuck someone over. She gives some ugly hot pink sunglasses that look like what Geordie used to wear on Star Trek: The Next Generation to DJ Eric simply because she hates Galina. She freely admits this and then laughs evilly in an interview because she is awesome. Meanwhile, Galina probably loves those sunglasses because she likes stuff that looks horrible.
The Dandy is not pleased with his sunglasses, which he says remind him of what old ladies wear post-facelift. Honestly, though, now that I've seen most of the glasses Merle had to choose from, there was really no way that she wasn't going to give out an ugly pair. They are all terrible. Once they're all handed out, DSquared2 say they have some good news: the Trim Room is open all day this week! HAHAHA! Remember how Lady Jumpsuit struggled with the ten minute Trim Room time limit? She would have loved to have the Trim Room all day. But she can't now, because she was eliminated. HAHAHA! The teams have just 27 and a half hours.
The contestants and experts sit down together to come up with their designs. Merle claims that she likes clothing that is unique and eye-catching, but then says she's relieved that she has immunity this week so that she'll be able to make something she actually likes and not something over-the-top and therefore hideous. DJ Eric finds a fabric that looks like a disco ball in the Trim Room and decides that it's perfect. Galina hates it. Louanna and Jim come up with a long-trained gown. Coco and L. Marilyn, meanwhile, are having problems because L. Marilyn's description of her dress idea is not to Coco's liking, so she claims she has no idea what L. Marilyn is talking about. Team Dandy, on the other hand, can't figure out if DSquared2 said the piece had to be "wild card" or "avant-garde." Actually, Dandies, they said both! Dandy has some ideas that Roberto dismisses, making sure to tell us that he has 25 years of experience and some of his pieces have been in museums. Dandy stands up for himself, saying he's going to make what he wants to make and he needs Roberto to help. Roberto agrees, because he is now in the redemption part of the story arc he created for himself.