Tim comes in to tell everyone that they will have until the end of the day to work, as well as the entire next day. Bert asks him to repeat something he said at Mood. It was that this is not a red carpet challenge. To Bert, this means that the look should be exaggerated and forward-thinking. Tim tells everyone to make it work, which is sadly losing its power. Ah, words. Becky thinks this challenge is "Go weird or go home." Not a terrible read on what's needed. Laura says that she considers avant-garde to be something that can't be worn in real life. She also corrects Becky and says that she's not sure "weird" is the right word. She prefers "out there." Ah, words... that mean the same thing as other words. Laura thinks that Lady Gaga wears avant-garde. She is right. They should have gone to the meat shop for this challenge instead of Mood. Viktor thinks that avant-garde is something that makes you wonder how it was done.
Olivier is seeing a lot of bright colors around the room, which is different from his muted palette. Bryce is using a bright red, which is unusual for him. So, Josh M. has an idea. He's making a circle skirt treated to appear like wood. He's thinking of fire traveling across the bodice. He's going to put a heart and initials on the breast, to mimic when someone carves their initials into a tree. He tells Anthony that he might put his mom's initials. Then, he interviews that his mother passed away two years earlier from ovarian cancer. He says that she was his rock and inspiration and the reason he is able to be on the show. Anthony says that he likes the story behind his sketch, then he wipes his eye in a way that I think was edited in a way that is supposed to imply that Anthony was crying just then. I don't think he was.
It's time for everyone to talk about Josh C.'s faux fur now. Anthony says that you have to be the right person to use faux fur. Anthony says that walking down the runway looking like the Abdominable Snowman is not avant-garde. But, maybe, isn't it? I'm confused about how avant-garde is essentially everything beyond boring or normal, but everybody thinks there are all these RULES. Shouldn't it just be compelling? Screw the other limitations. It's like Jennifer Carpenter on Dexter. There's really nothing attractive or even correct about her performance, but it's incredibly bold and exciting and you can't not look at it. Josh puts some fake fur on his head and giggles that it's all the rage, but someone corrects him and says that's only in Paris. There's this weird group think that's happening in the workroom this season and, while I find something about the intensity of it kind of intriguing, I think it's ultimately anathema to true creativity. I wonder what everyone's signs are. I'm guessing you got a lump of Libras in there. If Olivier or Anya were Aries, this shit would be off the hook, but, alas, I probably don't even know what I'm talking about.