Heidi sends the designers to Tim in the workroom. There, he reiterates the challenge as stated by Heidi. He adds that the design doesn't have to practical or particularly wearable. Hey, I could design for this challenge. Because this is such an ambitious challenge, they will be working in teams of two. Tim will be drawing names to determine the teams. Kit and Ricky are the first team. Team 2 is Sweet P and Rami. Sweet P is excited about this. Team 3 is Chris and Christian. Holy crap. When you heard that it didn't have to be "practical or particularly wearable" what two names did you think of? If they don't knock this shit out of the park, then I don't know unpractical and unwearable. Christian interviews that since all Chris does is costumes and weird shit, he's sure to come up with something fabulous. True, but it sounds like he doesn't have much respect for Chris. That means the final team is Jillian and Victorya. They have 30 minutes to choose one model from each team to serve as hair inspiration. They will get $300 and two days to work. Each team must choose a leader. Can we talk about this for a minute? I almost feel like they should provide some guidelines for what a team leader is supposed to do, because, as it stands, the title really just means your shit gets kicked off the show if your team loses. If you succeed according to the guidelines, but your design still ends up in the bottom, maybe it doesn't mean automatic elimination of the leader.
Tim sends in the models. Chris asks Christian if he wants to be team leader, since he worked at Alexander McQueen. Christian says he's scared and doesn't want to be eliminated. Chris reminds him that it has happened to him. It's actually remarkable that Chris has lasted as long as he has since returning. It goes to show that one bad dress, and your fate is sealed. Who knows what great stuff Simone could have done if she just hadn't made that one crappy dress, which I still don't think was all that crappy. Also, did you know that Christian worked at Alexander McQueen? That's a little awesome. And kind of famous. Christian interviews that he's nervous about being leader because he doesn't want to be eliminated, but he feels very strongly about this challenge. They choose Marcia as their model because Chris finds her hair more glamorous. Christian suggests to Chris that they create their dress with thousands of circles of organza. He sounds incredibly excited about it. It makes me pause for a minute and think about how really cool this show is. Imagine if you had this thing that you did and you got to go balls out and show everyone how good you were? Not to sound high-fallutin, but there is the occasion when we really see some of these guys create art. It remains to be seen, but the sound in Christian's voice was that of someone who was inspired.