The next morning, the designers take stock of the project before heading back to work. "I just want to finish it," Irina says, adding in a disgusted tone that "it's strange working with like, a big belly." Logan asks Malvin if he thinks the producers are about to throw a spin at them. "I don't think they will," Malvin responds, pensively eating his yogurt. "For them to do anything like that, we'd all be... I mean, I don't even have pants." As weird as he is, Malvin is cute.
Tensions are running high back in the workroom. Even Gordana is feeling the pressure, and Mitchell somehow forgot how to use a sewing machine, if indeed he ever knew. "You have to thread this," Epperson explains with patience. Across the room, Ra'Mon says he is interested to hear what Tim will say about his design, the concept of which is "playing with perspective." He'll have to wait, because Tim starts with Althea. Her dress is still unfinished, but what Tim sees does not say "daytime" to him, as she was concepting it. He seems generally pleased with what he sees, though, as he does with Louise's hand-dyed lace. However, when Louise is worried her dress looks too much like a nightgown (it does), he has to agree. "When your viscera says 'uh-oh,'" he tells her, chin in hand, "it's probably true." Viscera. I love him.
When visiting Mitchell's station, he seems a little confused about the short-shorts and the t-shirt concept, but agrees that this time, Mitchell better be sending a fully-dressed woman down the runway. Shirin shows him her very pretty dress, and tells him of her plans for the lined jacked she'll have with it. He's very impressed with her work so far, and says it will show she's "stepping up and out." However, he warns, whatever jacket she puts together just has to be the "right" jacket.
Finally, he comes to Malvin. The concern is evident early on. The jingly theme music of "isn't this guy a weirdo" begins as Malvin tries to explain his concept. He's whipped together this awkward, feathery jog-bra-looking thing for the top and his egg sling drapes over and tucks under it. Tim is already confused when he says he'll be adding jodhpurs for pants. "Does it come away from the hip like it shows in the drawing?" Tim asks, trying to control his nausea. "What woman would want her hips to look bigger?" Malvin shrugs, saying it's more for the concept, you know, "like, chicken thighs?" HAHAHA! Tim Gunn's façade actually visibly cracks. "OH, Malvin," he says. "Can you imagine yourself saying that on the runway, to Rebecca?" Malvin is starting to realize the error of his ways, I can see it in his eyes. Kindly, Tim cautions him to try to keep it from veering into costume-land. "I'm not bored," he adds, and moves on.