Heidi tells the designers that their next challenge is to design for a pop culture and fashion icon. Carmen says that she considered many possibilities and couldn't figure out who it was.
In the workroom, before Tim arrives, the designers toss around ideas for who the icon might be. Someone thinks Madonna. Someone else considers Britney Spears. Carmen offers that Britney needs help, and I would very much like to see that intervention. Rami considers Snow White, which makes me think he's a hundred years old, and one of those people who brag about not watching TV. Sweet P's down with the Snow White idea, though. I'm really not sure what's happening, but I like Sweet P more every time I see her talk. No one seems to land on anyone who could actually be a possibility.
Tim enters the workroom. He asks the designers to gather round. Then he brings in their icon, and it's Sarah Jessica Parker. As expected, the designers go apeshit. Frankly, I would too. I love me some SJP. Like, seriously. Love. It's an undying sort of thing. I know this because Failure To Launch didn't kill it and The Family Stone actually made it stronger. …I know. She seems really tickled that the designers are so excited to see her.
Carmen interviews that they were flipping out. It's the most honest reaction coming from the designers -- I'm really loving it. Chris March has to wipe away tears, because SJP is the reason he moved to New York. I gotta get some backstory on Chris. Where was he designing those wacky costumes before?
SJP tells them that their challenge is to create a two-piece look for her clothing line, Bitten. She asks them if they agree to do the challenge, which I think is sort of sweet. The look needs to fit into their fall/winter line, and the goal of Bitten is to provide high-end American sportswear at affordable prices. At Bitten, they believe that fashion shouldn't be a luxury, and quality shouldn't be a privilege. I guess that quality shouldn't be a privilege, but why shouldn't fashion be a luxury? I'm not trying to be facetious, and I'm sure there's an answer that could be convincing, but in the meantime, I'm thinking that with all of the problems in the world, fashion is most definitely a luxury. I'm not even saying I don't care a lot about fashion -- I'm just saying it is actually kind of a luxury.