Kate's client is a mother of five, and she wants to be "super hot." Dom's client is "comfortable in her skin," which I think means she's willing to show some skin. Justin's client has lost 130 pounds and is Mormon. The part about being Mormon is there because modesty is important to her. No plunging neckline, please. Bradon asks his client in vague terms what she's looking for, and she immediately translates that as "Where am I going?" Because that's what the judges are always asking about the clients. These might really be superfans! That'll be convenient. She wants to be "intimidating, powerful, sophisticated, classy." That's what she imagines all the women are like in New York. Which is awesome; she has a goal. Helen's client is a lawyer who doesn't feel elegant, so she might get a gown. Alexandria's client is studying art history and Alexandria warns her not to look frumpy. She's worried about horizontal stripes making her look bigger, but she's quite tiny… and not just because she's next to Alexandria, who's very tall. Alexander's client wants a suit and he's prepared for that. Ken's client is in fleece and jeans all the time and she wants an alternative. He tells us that he doesn't want her dream of being on Project Runway to be ruined. Everyone's saying the right things so far, but the "real person" challenges have kind of an ugly history, so I'm braced for anything.
Tim rounds everyone (designers and fans) up and takes them to Mood. They'll have 45 minutes to shop. Well, "shop" and "play with Swatch." The fans are agog at all the fabrics. And it's probably convenient for the designers to have them right there to weigh in on colors and whatnot. Helen's making a strapless gown that she says will be "ultra-fitted." The design has the word "ELEGANT" written across it in big letters. I guess if you don't write that down, you run the risk of making something crude and ugly. And there will be a minidress underneath it for modesty. Alexandria's client rejects some patterns. Bradon has been under budget, so he's willing to spend a bit more on some patent leather for a superfan. She looks pretty concerned about this. Ken's client is very involved in the fabric decision. She likes a green fabric much more than he does, and he goes along with her. He knows that might be a bad decision, but he wants to make the fan happy.
Back to the workroom. Ken is still nervous about the green and he's second-guessing himself already. Justin gets his client's autograph, saying he might use it as the inspiration of his design. She loves him now. He throws around words like "conceptual," "modern" and "one-of-a-kind." So I think it's safe to say I won't understand his dress at all. Tim comes in and reminds everyone that the makeover will involve makeup and hair, too. So somebody from L'Oréal Paris comes in to consult. And you'll never believe what happens next: a bunch of footage about how great L'Oréal Paris is! Crazy, right? It turns out that every single one of these women needs a hair product from this one company! I'm skipping this.