Previously: The race for the title "America's Next Big Fashion Designer" was narrowed to Christian, Jillian, and...Rami. Apparently, we are going to have to wait a while to build that personal wardrobe of pieces made with human hair. DON'T LIMIT ME, FASHION WORLD. Since last week, I've spent some time wondering what exactly the hell Chris was thinking when he showed that stuff. I think everyone might need a refresher course on the true meaning of "Stay True To Yourself," because Chris seems to have fallen victim to a misinterpretation of it. Yes, Chris, you are the only designer here who would think to use human hair. Yes, Chris, this works splendidly in the sphere of costumes-- I'm sure you'd win a prize or something. But for Fashion Week? The manufacturing of more than, I don't know, ONE of his hair designs would probably pose a problem. It would at least make them near prohibitively expensive. Cause people like their hair. And, as Tim Gunn said in an interview recently, there was a lot of lovely tailoring and detailing on his designs that you missed because all that you could see was hair. He could have been true to his imagination without creating something essentially grotesque. They were pretty in theory, but...I can't really go for the hair. It's just too much.
With three days remaining until their fashion show, Christian and Rami are sitting in their hotel suite. Christian says that he really wants the fashion show to happen and he's very anxious. He seems really jumpy and frazzled and Rami just stares at him. Christian interviews that he can't even describe how much he wants to win because it makes him sick. One of the mannequins says, "Hey! PA! Make yourself useful and grab some sawdust."
Jillian comes out and asks if everyone approves of her hair. They do. Rami interviews that he is very happy that he is in the final three. And he'd like to win.
At the workroom, Christian stakes his claim to a little swath of floor space. As we see him staring nervously at Rami's collection. Rami interviews that Christian was impressed by his collection and looked concerned. Christian interviews (and we don't see his face so someone may have been holding a gun to his head) that he knows everyone's collections will be amazing. AND, it's really important to him what Jillian and Rami think of him. He wants them to think that they are competing with a strong competitor (we see his face when he says that. No gun. Maybe someone was holding his bare feet to a litter of licking puppies).
Tim enters and greets everyone. He wants to talk about their stuff, starting with Jillian. There's a sweater in her collection that he finds "incongruous." He thinks a different customer would wear it than would wear the rest of her collection. I'm not sure I agree with him right there. It may not be a completely linear through-line, but I can see how that piece could be worn with the others by the same person -- SAVE IT FOR THE RUNWAY SHOW, JEFF. Tim tells her to have fun and experiment. Jillian have fun? Have you met her, Tim? Jillian interviews that she doesn't really have a resolution regarding Tim's suggestion about the sweater look. She says she is going to trust her initial instinct and let the look "sing with the rest of the chorus." I'm imagining the gospel breakdown in "Like A Prayer" right now.