Next Tim visits Jillian, who also lives in New York. We see the view from her apartment, but I can't figure out where they are. Financial District? Long Island City? I can't tell. Tim says that the view is amazing. Jillian's collection is hanging along the wall in her living room, and Tim calls it "really compelling." Jillian interviews that, when she left the show, she did not go back to her job at Ralph Lauren. Congrats on your freedom!! She says that she has never had this sort of time to concentrate on her work. She shows Tim a jacket that she has made and he says that he loves the detailing. She says that it took forever and he says that it looks effortless. She interviews that she was so moved by the last challenge that she is continuing in that direction, with the take on armor and all. 15th Century armor, to be exact. Tim praises the collection's femininity and strength. But he feels like her palette is too gray, like a "stormy day."
Next, Jillian invites Tim to visit her family on Long Island. She interviews that the greatest designers come from Long Island: "Michael Kors, Donna Karan, and Jillian Lewis." She forgot Ralph Lifshitz from the Bronx! Jillian's family seems very excited to meet Tim. We also meet Lewaa, Jillian's boyfriend. I'm sure he's a nice guy, but no. That is not the man for Jillian.
At the dinner table, Tim asks Jillian's mother if she had any apprehensions about Jillian pursuing fashion. She says that, before she was married, she saw a clairvoyant who told her that one of her three children would be famous. Jillian tells Tim that she was raised with that idea. I wonder if Jillian's mom told all of her daughters that. Jillian interviews that her mother raised her to do something amazing in this life and she has always been chasing that accomplishment. There's the best picture of Jillian at 5 or something wearing a denim skirt (I think maybe the same one she wore on the show) and a straw hat and posing stone-faced with her leg up on a jungle gym and her fist holding up her chin. Her golden retriever is beside her. Awesomest picture ever. I'm taking my own version RIGHT NOW. Watch out Ryan McGinley, it's my amazing accomplishment. Jillian says that she wouldn't have done what she has done without her mother pushing her. Jillian says that she wants the world to know her and to seek out her designs. She knows that everyone says that they are going to be the next big thing, but she will be. Wow. She's kind of convincing.