With Tim in the lead, they set off on foot for their field trip destination. Is Rami wearing a see-through shirt? I just lost so much respect for him. The mannequins are like, "The Adult Video Awards are that-a way." They arrive at nasty Times Square and Jillian interviews that she assumed they would be costuming a musical. Not a bad idea for a challenge, really. ["Seriously. Xanadu? Please??" -- Joe R] But, no. Tim directs their attention instead to the Hershey's store there. Everybody seems excited. They're all lying. Elisa interviews that she doesn't know how anyone could NOT want to work with that "magic, magic, magic." One of the mannequins is holding a tazer. Hershey's? Really? There's nothing magical about that place.
Christian very appropriately interviews, "I was like, 'Great, we get to make shit out of candy.'" We are of one mind, my impish foe.
Inside, the designers are lined up and greeted by Michelle Gloeckler from Hershey's. Tim Gunn thanks her for "giving us the run of the place." Michelle hails Hershey's Time Square the sweetest place in New York. Shut up. Tim tells the designers that their challenge will be to create a look using items from the Hershey's store as the raw materials. It sounds like the spirit of the challenge is to create a look with candy, but in reality the Hershey's store is like TJ Maxx with Hershey's branding on everything. It shouldn't be too hard to find the elements of a look in there. Michelle gets to the point when she says, "Surrounding you are all sorts of delicious brands for you to create your designs." This challenge is kind of gross.
There's no budget for the challenge. Instead, they are going to have five minutes to grab whatever they want as materials. They will have until the end of the day to complete the design. Their five minutes begin, and everybody starts scrambling for stuff while kooky Babes in Toyland music accompanies. Jillian says that it was "crazy and vicious." People go for the items that are made of cloth-- pillows and the like. Everyone seems to appreciate the chance to go apeshit in a candy store. Elisa says that she doesn't have a "garment plan." She's just going to grab stuff and see where it takes her.