Jerell reiterates the challenge for us and it seems that he is really focused on the avant garde portion of the requirements. He wants to make something that the judges have never seen before. Austin tells Michael that his work is looking beautiful and has a Judy Jetson feel. Michael (maybe defensively?) says that he loves that comparison and Austin says that he loves it too. A few minutes later, Mondo looks over and Michael is working on a new dress. Michael interviews that he doesn't want to play it safe. Jerell says, aloud in the workroom, that it's no secret that Michael can turn out beautiful dresses in the time that it would take Kenley to learn to tie her shoes. Sweet.
Joanna comes in and says that this is the most avant garde challenge in the history of Project Runway. She likes to make grand statements like that, doesn't she? She says that they need to make dresses that really stand out. She starts with Kenley and tells her that she's very excited that Pharrell is the guest judge. She says it as almost a threat. Joanna seems to really dislike Kenley. She asks her what she's going to do to woo Pharrell and she shows her the plaid she's creating. She's also using this basket weave fabric that is usually used (and unexposed) in upholstery. Joanna seems intrigued. Mondo interviews that he actually really likes Kenley's design and thinks it was very smart to create her own plaid, except he doesn't consider glow tape to be lights.