Back at Parson's, Tim enters the workroom and is shocked by how few of them remain. He tells them that the judges will expect to see about two months of work from the two days that they have to work on these avant-garde looks. He wants them to be very ambitious and to knock the socks off of the judges. They will have their L'Oreal make-up consultations in a bit, then Tim will come back to check on them.
Tim leaves and everyone gets to work. Sonjia immediately freaks out because the gold fabric that she found is not in her Mood bag. How can this be a plot point even more than once? Are they sales people not packing stuff up correctly? Do you go to Mood and buy stuff and you don't even know where you're putting things or, I don't know, you don't watch people put your shit in a bag? It's weird to me. Dmitry says that Sonjia is in trouble. It was her main fabric too. She decides to just play around and make it work.
When they're having lunch, they all discuss what avant-garde means. Melissa says that it can't be a costume. It has to be something you could imagine seeing on a Paris runway. Melissa interviews that she has to make this opportunity work for her. Tim comes in early for consultations, because he wants to be able to stop them if they are doing something fucked up. Melissa, of fucking course, is completely unaware of the time. She has some grand ideas but no real time to execute them. Christopher is doing this thing with a pronounced hip area. Fabio thinks that it's really cool and that Christopher is his main competition for this challenge. Tim has some criticism for Dmitry's look. He doesn't feel that it is experimental enough. Fabio explains that he's going to make boy shorts under a sheer dress for his Enchanted Queen. Christopher hears and gives some serious bitch face and interviews that he doesn't "get" that. Tim ponders Fabio's jacket for a long time. Fabio describes Tim's "stages of silence". First, there's a hand on the face. Then, he crosses his arms. Finally, he'll squint his eyes and cock his head. Fabio says that if you get all three of those, you're not going to hear anything nice from him. Tim says, eventually, that it's borderline costume, his coat. There's just something flat and sad about it, which Christopher sort of chuckles about when he overhears. Tim takes his leave from Fabio while he agrees to step back and take another look at the jacket.