They go to the workroom and line up and wait for Tim Gunn to talk. He is standing with a woman we don't know. He introduces her as Lisa Walker, the VP of Innovation at Campbell's Soup. Whatever you say, Tim. She tells the designers that Campbell's Soup is teaming up with the American Heart Association's "Go Red" movement for women's heart health. They're going to be creating signature Campbell's/Go Red dresses. Or, they will be asking other people to design red dresses. So, there's going to be this Go Red gala during Fashion Week and celebrities will be wearing the red dresses there. The gala is to honor women who have been affected by heart disease. Tim tells them that they will be designing dresses for the gala -- they have to feature red as a prominent color and they must display the Campbell's brand somewhere. Classy.
Tim says that they will be designing for a special group of women and in enters a group of normals. Tim says that they have all been affected in some way or another by heart disease. The winning design will be worn by one of the ladies to the gala during Fashion Week and the winning designer will accompany his muse. Amy interviews that she is very excited. She's already finding this emotional and says that, other than getting to Fashion Week, this is the challenge that she wants to win. Tim adds that the winning design will be put into production and sold in a limited quantity on the Project Runway website. Jonathan is psyched as shit about that.
Mila interviews that the models have been randomly matched with the designers. For once, these people have grown a little tact. Like, after triple bypass surgery, a woman should have to stand up there and get picked last by those designers. Mila says that she's nervous, but she's also excited to be working with a "real woman." They shipped some in. How sweet. It's like they're at Sea World or something.
They all go to the workroom for a 30 minute sketch session. Jonathan interviews that, because of all of the hardships the women have been through, it makes this challenge very personal for the designers. Jennifer, Jesse's model, tells him that her heart stops when she's under different forms of duress. Ben's model tells him that the top and bottom of her heart can't communicate with each other. Jay's model tells him that she died for two minutes (I'm assuming it was a heart attack). He starts crying and telling her how inspirational she is. She has to comfort him and laugh it off. Yeah, pull yourself together, Jay. She says he's going to make her pretty now because she survived. Seth Aaron's model tells him that she wants something classy or sassy, her words. He interviews that the challenge will be to create something flattering for her, while making it look custom. Jesus is excited because his model is really thin. He's going to make her something fitted, which is what she wants. Amy and her model agree on something long and flowing. Mila decides to make white start cutouts for her dress, which will fulfill her branding obligation. She interviews that she doesn't care that she has immunity. She would like to win two challenges in a row. Ben decides to make something sexy yet elegant. Anthony, who we see laughing with his model, interviews that she has been dealing with hypertension for a long time. He is thrilled to possibly be able to make her feel special. He says that he had to move his mother closer to him, because she had heart surgery. His model, Tisha, tells him that he can use her as his model, but he should use his mom as his inspiration. He agrees as he wipes his eyes and laughs and tells her that he doesn't like tears. There will be NO crying for Anthony. I wish he would spread that around.