Mondo, who is indeed weird, tells us that he runs away if he doesn't click immediately with people. We see him keeping to himself in the apartment. Everybody goes to the roof of the Atlas Building. Heidi and Tim are there and welcome them "officially" to the show. Nicholas interviews that it has finally sunk in that he made it on the show. One mannequin asks another for a lighter. "What for?" "That dude's shirt."
Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire, is with Heidi and Tim and presents the challenge. She says that the designers are to design a look that tells the audience who the Marie Claire woman is. I hate that magazine. So, you want them to design a lovely skirt suit for Kyra Sedgwick to wear on The Closer? Cause that's my idea of the Marie Claire woman. And, I HATE that show. Joanna says she means someone who is fashion forward and confident, but I'm not so sure she really knows what those words mean. The winner of the challenge will have their design on a billboard in Times Square. Heidi announces that this prize is HUGE. Valerie says that only folks like Calvin Klein and U2 are on billboards. I guess all of this is true. Christopher interviews that he would love to tell people to check out his billboard in Times Square. He believes that it would be so operatic, he couldn't stand it. That's pretty amazing.
Everyone heads for the workroom at Parson's. A.J. says that grunge and punk rock are his inspirations. Cute Michael decides to be inspired by fabric. Gretchen decides to make pants and she's very proud of herself regarding that choice. Mondo makes a list of things he wants to accomplish, instead of sketching. It actually seems pretty interesting. James wants to make an "infinity dress." Essentially, it's the figure 8, also inspired by this being the 8th season of the show. "What's better than infinity?" he asks. Oh, I don't know, James. Nothing? A lot of things? I'll just leave you to have that conversation with some other people.
Now, it's on to Mood. They each get $150. Casanova doesn't think that's very much money. Then, we see him nail Peach in the head with a giant bolt of fabric. Bruised Peach. Nicholas says that he's going to make an innovative skirt and top. Peach is looking for houndstooth and it's not going well. She gets bad stuff. Ivy has problems finding what she had in her head too.