Tim comes for a consultation and he has Heidi with him. Gretchen interviews that she doesn't like Heidi... in the workroom. Wait, is Gretchen married? Have I forgotten something? She's wearing a band on her left hand. What's with all the mysterious marriages this season? Anyway, she's not "sure" if not liking Heidi in the workroom is because she tells people whether they're in or out, but it wigs her out. Tim says that this is an honor to have her there and I'll just take his word for that.
They start with Christopher by telling him that his model has a family emergency and will no longer be with the show. He's getting Mondo's old model. Well, good for her. It's a make it work moment for Chris, per Tim. Heidi asks him if he came up with anything. While he describes his look, Gretchen interviews that she's worried about Christopher because his look is "flat." Sadly, that's a good description of a lot of the work he's created this season. I think he has a lot more in him than we've seen. His look has really large armholes and looks like it could be problematic to keep in place. Heidi reminds him that it's for the busy mom...who needs to be able to grab a latte on the run while barking at the nanny.
Next, they speak with Mondo. He has this short top that's worn over a sheath. April interviews that, though Mondo is using some pink and purple fabrics, his work is dulled down without the use of prints. Without his prints, she says that his work could look like Ivy did it. Damn. That's like telling Laura Linney that, without her voice and empathy, she's Jennifer Lopez. Heidi thinks that his little top looks small and decides to try it on. She gets it on and asks if he can see her shopping in it. I'm not terribly sure what her point is. She looks kind of cute in it. Maybe she thinks it's not casual enough? He says that he can see her shopping in it, because he would. So, she kind of concedes then starts on the sheath. It's see-through. What if she takes off the short top? What is she going to wear under the sheath? It's clear that Mondo is not ready for these questions at this point in the process and is annoyed. He gets a little sassy and says that he HASN'T DONE A FITTING and would she like to try that piece on too. She says "why not?" and takes off the short top. Mondo rolls his eyes and she asks if he's "rolling eyeballs." No, he insists barely. Well, Heidi can't fit the top over her head. If Mondo were me, he'd say that maybe Heidi's not the right size. She jokes about the small head hole and says that maybe a Yorkie can fit its head in there. He says that, yes, maybe he'll take the piece home and dress his dog in it. Other Michael interviews that Mondo is talking to his boss, not his client. She says that he doesn't need to be rude and he says that he's not being rude. He says he's being hurt. Heidi insists that she's just telling Mondo what her worries are, but that's bullshit. She's being pretty glib about the work that he's had moments really to produce. Tim interjects that this meeting is about trying to figure out what the problems with the designs are.