The kids arrive at the party replete with picture taking and illicit whispering and cocktail shaking, oh my! Ashlie is amped to be there, while Dyshaun snarks about the high frequency of fashionista sourpusses. (Was Rachel Zoe there?) Danielle reaffirms that she sucked it up for the job, even though she was dreading the party. A positively Amazonian Amy Sacco greets Anne and thanks her for the cashmere throw. Anne credits Johanna and Megan for the pick (completely unrealistic, BTW -- assistants are neither meant to be seen nor heard).
And so the game begins. As each person approaches Anne, one of the minions has to tell her his/her name, job, and a fun fact. The first two attempts go swimmingly. One of whom is that dazzling piece Nigel Barker! Grrrrrowl. Soon enough, though Johanna sets the night's tone by blanking on make-up artist Romy Soleimani. Megan continues to bat 1000. Kate, on the other hand, TH's that she didn't bother looking at anyone since she didn't study. Instead, she looks perpetually skyward to check out her lip gloss (a.k.a. cleavage) in a ceiling mirror. Johanna effs up another ID. Fortunately Anne actually knows everyone so this isn't a true test under fire.
Next, we are blessed with the luscious locks of party promoter Andre J., who is about eight varieties of dragalicious fierceness. Ashlie thinks her team's strategy of splitting up the list is paying off -- they haven't biffed an ID yet! Not so much for Johanna's crew. Megan revels in the failure of Johanna's pristine flash cards and Kate's supposed photographic memory. Johanna gives a beaten-down sigh and the party ends. Brett sends the peons back to ELLE downtown to design their party page in 90 minutes. She warns them that every photo must have a caption.
Back at the office, Johanna banks her team's layout after their poor party performance. They remain focused that they cannot misspell any names, so they opt for easier celebs like Nigel Barker. This complicates their requirement to give the page a cohesive theme. Team 2 is also paying attention to their spelling, as Dyshaun dictates a designer's name to Megan. But will he be right?