Louanna admits to DSquared2 that the red vinyl fabric is really throwing her off, as it clashes with what she's doing both color and material-wise. DSquared2 encourage her to be "more clever than the challenge" and "do what you need to do." I think they hate the fabric Lady Gaga picked out, too. They also seem to hate what DJ Eric has planned for the red vinyl, which is to make it into tights. "Really?" DSquared2 say with the most disgusted looks on their faces.
And then I guess they stopped by Kathy and Merle's stations, too, but who cares? Let's check in on Coco and L. Marilyn instead! Coco whines that L. Marilyn's idea of a V-design in both the front and back of the dress is "a constructive nightmare." L. Marilyn sighs and wonders why her expert can't just say she'll make something work as opposed to finding every reason why it can't. She decides to just go with one of Coco's design ideas since Coco won't work with any of hers. "Sorry, Marilyn, I so suck, don't I?" Coco says. Dammit, Coco! L. Marilyn is one of the best designers there! Don't you dare fuck her over!
YES! Roberto is once again starring in the DVR-trickery interstitial! Apparently, Roberto likes to hang out under the design table and take naps. Dandy disapproves of this, saying it's not a "Dandy Den" because Dandy would never go under a table. Roberto says his "cave" is symbolic of many comforting things, like wombs. Dandy doesn't care as long as Roberto gets the job done. Speaking as someone who suffers from a constant desire for naps bordering on addiction, Roberto's cave looks awesome. Not so much like a womb, though.
After the break, Coco knocks a scroll of paper over and it unspools as it rolls across the floor. Coco is offended by the paper's harsh actions and cries about it for a few minutes, then spends the rest of the episode being a passive-aggressive bitch to the paper no matter what the paper tries to do to make things right. Louanna comes up with an idea to break the sunglasses apart and incorporate them into the design that way instead of just having the model wearing them on the runway. Both she and Kathy are having problems constructing the complicated design they want with the little time they have. Merle, on the other hand, loves her design today.
With 11 hours to go, poor L. Marilyn still has nothing. Coco wants to go to bed and start fresh tomorrow. L. Marilyn says that sounds great, and they shake hands. But Coco's moment of reasonableness is fleeting, and she glares at L. Marilyn and says, "I stayed for you. And you're not gonna win this without me." Um, except for the first round, which she almost did win. Without Coco. L. Marilyn gives Coco and big hug and a kiss. L. Marilyn is kind of awesome, you guys. I would have killed Coco by now if I was her. I bet L. Marilyn is a great boss.