Elena seems like she may be over-thinking this challenge. She's even stumped by whatever the traditional hem length of a cocktail dress might be. Jesus, it's a party dress. Make a dress that a girl would wear to a party. I guess that makes sense that she would have such a problem with that. She makes dresses for women who are warlords in science fiction wastelands or eating children. Party dresses would probably seem pretty foreign to her customer. Gunnar wants his dress to pull together some of the "loose ends" from some of the other dresses and make the collection more cohesive. Bert's use of lace and Jay's sheer cap sleeves will be elements of his dress.
Christopher points out that everyone seems to be making a cocktail dress, even though most of the collection is that as well. He's making a gown, of which there are currently only two in the collection. I'd be interested to see whose dress sells the most when this is all said and done. Sonjia jokes aloud as she's working on her dress form that she needs to keep her head in the game and knock some more of the guys out of the competition, then she looks over at Dmitry and feigns not knowing that he was in earshot. Ven seems to have it all figured out. He's familiar with pricing and factory production and he's also being mindful of the customer.
Elena says to Gunnar that God loves him. She's very religious, didn't you know? Apparently, Elena spends a lot of time talking to Sky Tim Gunn. I mean, it's obvious when you register the peace so obviously warm and nestled inside the briar patch that are Elena's insides. So, Elena tells Gunnar that the last couple of challenges seem like they were written for him and she doesn't really say that with any sort of appreciation. He replies that the challenges have merely been for everyday women and she says that she just hopes that she's there after this challenge. He reminds her to keep some of herself in her design and she snaps that she's trying but she thinks the judges only want to see flow-y shit. She interviews that the judges don't seem to get her. She tells Gunnar that her passion is in avant-garde. She doesn't like editing her vision too much. I just wish she'd edit her attitude for the most part. Gunnar tells her that he likes her dress. She reminds herself in an interview that she just needs to make a dress that someone would want to wear. Crazy, I know.