They drive, IN TIM'S SATURN, to Rami's studio. Tim loves the space. Rami says that his inspiration for his collection is Joan of Arc. Hmm, you mean armor? He shows Tim one look that he really likes, but he thinks the others look "hammered and nailed." Too constructed. He doesn't see the softness that is usually a part of Rami's best stuff. Tim says that one of Rami's pieces is about as heavy as actual armor would be. Tim calls it a "heavy duty effin' coat." He thinks Rami should "pull back" a bit. Like Christian, Rami says that he liked a lot of what Tim had to say, but he's going to believe in himself. As Tim is leaving, Rami says that he is not wild about being pitted against Chris and he's sure that Chris feels the same way. Whatever will be will be.
Back in New York, Tim visits Chris. They could have saved Tim a little time if he had just done all the New York folks at once. Tim gives Chris a big hug and kiss when he sees him. Chris says in an interview that he had missed Tim. Tim loves Chris's studio space. Chris interviews that his biggest challenge on Project Runway has been taking expressiveness and creativity and translating it for the fashion world. He says that he doesn't want to march a costume parade down the runway, but he doesn't want it to be not him either. Chris says that his inspiration is "beauty, with a quirk." He considers his collection 95% fashion and 5% costume. Tim seems incredulous.
He shows Tim one of his looks that includes crocheted hairpin lace. Tim thinks it's beautiful. Another design, which Chris acknowledges is provocative, employs human hair. It looks like ostrich plumes, but upon hearing what it is made of I'm nonetheless totally disgusted. I don't understand why it should bother me, as I have hair on my head, but it bothers me. Tim thinks he's going to gag. He really hates the hair. He thinks that the look is more "believable" without the hair. Chris says that he's not shocked that Tim doesn't like the human hair. He has hair on another design too, and Tim exclaims and starts giggling. Chris says that he can take it off. Tim has a saying for Chris: When you first enter the monkey house at the zoo, you're all, "It's smells so shitty in here!" Then, after a while -- because apparently you don't leave the shitty smelling monkey house? I don't know, maybe you work there or you just really fucking love monkeys and don't care about the pain of bad smells or maybe you've gone to the monkey house to commit suicide and the smell of shit and whatever is the least of your worries -- the smell is bad, but still bearable. Then, after an even longer time, you don't smell anything at all. (Unless you were there to commit suicide, in which case you'd already be dead. Or maybe you're having second thoughts. Choose life! See? This monkey house doesn't even smell anymore! Things are looking up!) He explains to Chris that the monkey house might not smell bad to him anymore, but anyone walking in is still going to find it pretty funky. Chris is getting a kick out of this story. He interviews that Tim gave him some editing advice and maybe he has been living with the looks for too long. But! There will definitely be some human hair in the collection. You know, as freaking disgusted as I am by the thought of the hair (or standing really close to someone on the subway who was wearing it. I'd seriously lose my mind), it seems so perfectly Chris that I'd hate to not see him use it. He's kind of the John Waters of fashion right now, isn't he? Tim tells Chris that with the three looks that he shows the judges, he needs to leave them begging for more.