To the delight of everyone, Tim tells the designers that they will be designing for the wives/girlfriends of the guys they chose. It's a challenge for the guys to see how much they know about what their ladypeeps like to wear as clothing pieces. But, sizes are hard and any smart man would not want to be caught dead guessing a woman's size (or any dumb man for that matter -- or even guessing most PEOPLE'S size, aren't we all touchy?), so the dimensions of each woman has been provided. The women will be walking the runway. Bert is worried about the consultation though, as his experience is that most straight guys don't have a clue.
The guys come in and meet with the designers. Viktor's guy doesn't even know where his lady shops. Anya can't get any answers at all out of her client. She interviews that most guys don't know how to describe color and shape. Gosh, I just have to point out how FUCKING COOL Anya seems right now. She's just got it, that girl. Bert's guy wants his wife's bosom on complete display. He says that she's a "hot piece of toochie." Well, that's sweet, but.... This is not going to be good for Bert. One of the frustrating things about this show and the judging when it comes to these client challenges is the notion that there is a marriage of good taste, high fashion and, I don't know, safe? Pedestrian? Whatever -- like there's this balance that can be met and everyone will be happy. It's not true though. Sometimes the ideas are completely at odds and there really isn't a compromise that will make the judges happy. I've never seen someone come out on that runway and say, "I hate what I'm wearing" and have the judges reply, "Well, it's brilliant. You look great." It's not going to happen. The judges would look like assholes. But, when a designer pleases the client and the judges think it's not fashion-forward and tasteful enough, they insinuate that the designer should have either defied the client or worked harder to find this utopian marriage of wants and needs that I'm telling you sometimes just doesn't exist. Freaking Snooki is not going to be happy with anything Olivier thinks is pretty. At all. Just the truth. It's not happening. Bert is trying to like this boob-obsessed dude, but he's trying. Josh's guy says that his lady likes simple. Heh. This is going to be fun. Josh sees the challenge though. He knows himself and feels that this will be a smart way for him to stretch.