Back at the workroom, everybody meets their dress forms. Rayon interviews that having to put all of the grocery store items onto his garment is "wack-a-doodle." This guy's working overtime. Tim enters and welcomes them all to Parson's. There is a card at each table with the dimensions of the model that they've been assigned. They will have until midnight that night to finish. Whoever wins the challenge will have immunity during the next challenge.
Joe says that his theme is Italian. He's using oven mitts, fusilli pasta, muslin, and tomato can labels to create his look. Kelli starts testing bleach and dye on vacuum bags. She's using the bags, bleach, dye, coffee filters, thumbtacks, and notebooks for her garment. She says that she's trying to create a garden dress. The dye and bleach will create a marble look. She says, "It's gonna be a pretty ugly dress. Ugly in a great way." The mannequin behind her asks, "Is that like being unpretty?"
Daniel is creating a cocktail dress with a sweetheart neckline from blue plastic drinking cups. He's using an iron to heat the cups and make them moldable. Blayne, who is starting to look to me like he's not only cosmetically enhanced, but maybe a little chemically altered too, keeps calling his design or his imaginary friend, I don't know, "Girlicious." That's so stupid.
In the sewing room, Rayon tells all of the "girls and boys" to "titillate the judges." Leanne notices that a lot of people are using tablecloths in their designs. She's nervous now because she wanted to be original. Jerry says that he takes himself very seriously as a designer -- then says that he saw people putting "crap on top of crap." That's all stuff that he puts in the trash. OK, Jerry. What's your point?
Stella opens her garbage bags and realizes that she got bags that are way weaker than she needs. It looks like she was a good customer and didn't open them before leaving the store. This raises some important questions about ethics.
Jerell makes a joke about the possibility of their next challenge being at Gristedes too. He does a Tim Gunn impression. Why is he even doing that? It doesn't seem like he's having any fun at all. I find most of these people really forced and joyless. What a difference a year makes. Tim enters and approaches Blayne who explains "Girlicious." Seriously, that's so stupid. Blayne has created this crazy one-piece thing that's pretty over the top. He says that he didn't want to create "another dress." Tim says that he's "not bored."