Mitchell affectedly refers to Tim as "Mr. Gunn," and shows off all the smocking he's been doing. His dress is actually quite pretty, I think, in a... Victorian water-color kind of sheer-nude sort of thing? You know, like you see on all the red carpets? Really, the fabric is pretty -- it is a shade of nude moving down into an ombre blue. Now, the top is a Victorian neck ruff, and the entire mid-section seems to be smocked, but I actually think it has potential. Tim seems to agree, or at least he's intrigued. He says it will be interesting to see how Mitchell pulls off these elements in 2009.
Next we have Qristyl, who tells Tim she has decided to change from her original inspiration, the Oscars, to the Emmys. Her dress... looks like something a parrot would wear to a gay bar. A cartoon parrot. To a gay bar in the cartoon tropics. It is bright purple, accented with a shirred ruffle in another bright, ridiculous pattern down one side. It's hard to say if it is constructed well, because the shine coming off the hideous satin has blinded me. She says she had intended to go for something dramatic. "You don't think this is dramatic?!" Tim asks, losing his perfectly balanced composure for a split-second. "Is it dramatic in a good way to you?" she asks, cheerfully. At this, Tim is momentarily struck dumb. His mouth falls open and he can speak no more. The effervescent Qristyl cannot help but notice. "You pausin' too long," she says. Finally, Tim breaks the spell this concoction has put on him and says he doesn't want her to ask him if it's dramatic in the right way, he wants her to ask herself. The poor man.
The models arrive for a one-hour fitting, and the energy goes through the roof. "This right here is what I want for everything that you do for me," Johnny can be heard telling his model who is giving him a sample walk. Ugh. Can the man refrain from cheeseballiness for one segment? Please. Over in Mitchell's corner, a tragedy is occurring. Allegedly, the sizes on his model card were wrong, and his dress won't fit the girl. In a show of solidarity, Ra'Mon's model tells him "you got this," and the models head out again. Ari then tries on her own dress over her clothes. Qristyl says in an interview that while it is "interesting," she's not sure what red carpet Ari was going for. It was nice of her to be that nice about it, since the thing looks like something a third grader would construct by cutting a hole in a sleeping bag and tying it at the neck.