“It’s My Way on the Runway”
Challenge: In two teams, design a mini collection for a woman at work to be photographed for a spread in ‘Marie Claire @ Work.’
The designers are split into two teams: Team 6 and Team 5, producing 6 and 5 garments respectively. Another team challenge leads inevitably to more drama. Elena shows just how much of a bitch she can be, Gunnar is ignored and turned into a ‘tailor’ and Raoul spends so much time worrying about being in the bottom, that he ends up in the bottom.
Honestly, the most notable thing about this episode was Elena’s insane behavior. Dmitry called it her ‘work ethic’ but what he meant is that she basically has no respect for any one else – whether its their opinion, aesthetic or shared workspace. She curses and yells and does not seem to understand just how rude it is to impose your angry working style onto others forced to share the room with you.
- “Its pink its so cliché”
- “I think its very tacky”
- “This is fucking stupid”
- “This is so fucking ugly”
- “Fuck, this is so not me”
- “We all hate the navy blue you have”
- “Fuck off. Stupid.”
- “Eddie Munster, the vest he made, is shit.”
- “That looks bad.”
- “That curtain is hideous”
- “She looks like she is taking a shit.”
- “Don’t fucking talk to me like that!”
I would have tried to provoke some of that from her on the runway so the judges could see for themselves how rude she was.
In a PR first, it was a tie between the two teams – usually there is a clear top and a clear bottom but obviously each collection had strengths and weaknesses. As evidenced by the fact that the winner and the auf-ee both came from the same team.
WINNER: Melissa (although it is laughable to me that anyone could consider this to be ‘work appropriate’
My favorite line (and design) of the episode: “Ven is a one way monkey.” Oh Dmitry, you are awesome both in your designs and your comments.