Previously: The designers create disco-inspired looks to complement some shoes. Uli won the challenge with a completely un-disco look, but hey. Wendy Pepper was able to successfully redeem herself for her crappy earlier behavior, though she was unable to make an outfit that didn't get her eliminated.
The designers are in Long Island City, which is right over the East River in Queens. Rayon tells us that they approach a giant wall covered in "aerosol art." I know that's what I call graffiti. I'm really happy that the rest of the world appears ready to open their minds a little and give aerosol art the real credit that it deserves. How dare you call that spray paint? How dare you, sir. Carolyn greets the designers just as they notice that part of the wall is decorated with the title of the show Project Runway: All-Stars. She jokes that she painted the wall, then retracts. She says that they are standing at the largest collection of legal aerosol art. I still feel the need to put quotation marks around that but I'm not going to. She let's us know that they arcane name for aerosol art is graffiti. Thanks for that. The stuff that they show is all really cool though. I don't take away from the quality, but, let's be real, talented or not the majority of the graffiti artists make their mark without permission. Are they really going to be all, "This word 'graffitè,' I find it offensive. Think of something else to call me."
Carolyn points out three different aerosol artistes who are making something on the walls. They are apparently the best in the world and have collaborated with Louis Vuitton, Missy Elliot and Robert DeNiro. There's some sort of powerful vortex in the center of a Missy/Bobby/LV triangle. When they stand close to each other, anything with a trucker hat or ironic tee is sucked into the ether and gone forever. Rayon has obviously never been near them when this happened, nor has Ashton Kutcher.
Now, the designers will be working with the graffiti people. Joshua seems forced to say that he's excited that their challenge will be surrounded by aerosol art. Ivy thinks that this challenge may help her think outside of the box. Laura Kathleen says that she doesn't do graffiti, however she does like to spray paint old furniture. I've spent a lot of time thinking about why that is so obnoxious to me and the answer is every reason.