Bolo tie? check. Porkpie hat? check. Squiggy bangs? uh oh, mustache comb stat!
When they return Elena the Huntress realizes she is missing a bag that contains wool for her jacket. She worries that using another fabric will make her design hard to implement. WoolGate seems to panic everyone; I imagine without a jacket her model will have to walk down the runway with just giant naked shoulder pads strapped to her. That is not very Marie Claire.
“Even hiding her fabric will not save us from those shoulders”
While Team 5 works diligently away, Team Sux tries really hard to tell Squiggy how to make something decent but he is sticking to his plan and Elena starts to show some good old fashioned Ukranian frustration. Her feral temper has her stomping out of the room and tossing fabrics around. She complains about everything form the fabric snafu to having to work in a team to her feeling she is not represented.
“Not every woman wants to be found even moderately attractive. Why can’t that be our theme?”
On team 5, the style dictation is in full blast and Skunk is starting to show his stripes. There is something to be said for doing your part and keeping the team moving, but based on Blorpheus’ talking head, he has no respect for Skunk so the condescension is probably palpable. Skunk is at his breaking point and starts screeching that he is not Liz Taylor.
That lovely draped T shirt would beg to differ
Tim Gunn comes in to try to make sense out of the messes in progress and gives a largely positive review to what he sees on Team Sux. Even Squiggy’s design gets encouragement although everyone else is skeptical. Skunk says his ruffles are flapping like fish fins. Elena tells Tim she hates her look and he totally disagrees and encourages them all to stay on the course they’ve chosen. Everyone transforms from sighs and woe to giggles and renewed spirit. That’s the power of Tim Gunn.
Team 5 is getting Tim’s “oh dear” face. He tells them the look is clownish! Skunk couldn’t be more pleased that Tim hates the group look and is validated in his doubt of the direction that was chosen without his input. Basically Tim turns this team around as well, but this time from egotistical to paranoid. That is also the power of Tim Gunn
Skunk takes this critique as a green light to just head out on his own and make whatever he wants. That should go over great in a collection! Elena starts sing-songing “Silk Chiffonsies” and we learn that Blorpheus, Urkel and Chris have been promoted to Generals in the Silk Chiffon army. Their mission is to swath every working woman in silk chiffon and Tara feels that is going to be a hostile takeover. I don’t really have a feel for the properties of silk chiffon, but as a working woman that might mean they have a point.