Bert tells Tim that he loves the work that he made with Antonio. Kimberly thinks that Bert is going too literal. I'm sick of that criticism. He tells Bert that what he's making is unexpected. He agrees. Olivier explains his look to Tim, but he doesn't think he's taking his look far enough. Olivier tries to draw more advice out of Tim but it looks like he's left even more confused. That's interesting to me, because, like Tim says just now, avant-garde means "to lead." Which means that you need to know where you're coming from. Now, Becky or Josh C., for instance, I can imagine not having a really thorough knowledge of the history of high fashion. It just doesn't seem totally conducive to their backgrounds. Olivier has to know though, right? So, juxtapose what you've seen with what you can do, right? Maybe it's coming from a theatre background, but you don't have to imagine that you are the first person making anything ever to make something that leads. In fact, knowing what came before helps you make something new. If everything we created was in a vacuum, chances are a lot of it would be similar.
Tim tells Josh M. that his look should be able to stand alone without explanation. Tim wonders if Josh C.'s look is too literal. JESUS. Anthony interviews that he doesn't think Josh's design process is refined enough. OK, I could see that. He says that he thinks it will develop, but unfortunately, for this competition, he needs it now. Tim says that he's not trying to criticize his design, he's just posing questions because he doesn't want Josh to go home again. Josh says that it's hard to take criticism, but Tim is right. NOT REALLY. Seriously, what's on that mannequin is not that bad. It's a little safe, but it's neat too. He says it could just be a wolf costume. Urgh. Did ya'll see Sarah Jessica Parker's outfit recently, where it looked like she was Little Red Riding Hood and her heels were in the shape of wolf paws? That's literal, right? Still fucking cool and edgy, right? This obsession with the literal is almost as obnoxious as the misuse of the word "literally" and additionally, only half as obnoxious as the constant complaining about other people misusing the word "literally." Now, I'd just like to say what I'd do if I were working on Josh C.'s look. What's the first thing you think of when you see a wolf? That t-shirt with the dream catcher, right? You make a giant freaking hoop like a dream catcher or some nonsense! Done. Enjoy your immunity next week. Seriously, that's some clever shit.