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.
Chris is taking Tim to meet his friends -- his "New York family." They go to Chris's friend Larry's apartment. Chris warns us that Larry has lived in the apartment for 30 years and everything we see he has built himself. Hmm. This could be frightening, but no -- it's the most amazing place on the planet. Chris describes it as a "baroque rococo nightmare," but I seriously have never seen anything so freaking awesome. It's...I don't even know how to describe it. It's ornate. There's stuff everywhere. I can't tell if he added paneling or if it's just wall hangings or what. Floor to ceiling, baby! Tim is stunned. He says it's "Versailles, the Sistine Chapel, you've got everything!" Hear me now, people. Okay, I haven't gone to Mood yet so maybe I'm not totally a man of my word, but I will FIND A WAY to visit that amazing apartment, if only as a cater waiter. I'll never get over this place. Ever. Along with Larry, we meet Nelson, Ramona, and Eric. Chris says that they've been a family to him. He grew up in the Bay Area, and has four older brothers. He says they are unimpressed with his stint on Project Runway. They think it's "just another thing that Chris is doing." He compares that reaction to the reaction that they have of him "walking down the street in drag." Hmm, I'm sensing some tension in the March family. And that's all we hear about them.