We move on to Johnny Levoy to tell the designers and their clients the best way to update their existing looks. It’s the part where we get the big L’Oreal commercial. It’s at least a little more engaging than Garnier commercials of old.
Ven continues to complain about having a plus-sized lady, thus becoming this season’s Olivier. Dude, you ain’t tiny. Surely you’ve wandered into a store and been frustrated with a lack of options. Or maybe the retired golf-pro look you sport isn’t at risk for such experiences. Sonjia is having similar issues, but she approaches them much more analytically.
We’re having our family moment this episode, too, where everyone is discussing their siblings and their real life. We even catch a glimpse of Fabio’s adorable boyfriend. And then I get jealous.
Tim joins us for his critique, starting with Nathan. He has a very visceral reaction to the midriff request, but thankfully managed to talk her down with some fancy mesh, “not your regular old hooker mesh.” Chris’ client likes to wear blazers and jeans to work, so he’s making her two pieces he could wear with both.
Fabio is going for something a little more feminine, though it’s a little conservative. Tim tries to make a few suggestions, but they go against his clients wishes. His strength here is tempering her requests with his design aesthetic. So far, so good.
Ven dresses down his client like no other. It could not be more evident that he has no interest in helping this woman out; he’s much more concerned about this being a difficult challenge. He all but calls her a fat, homely slob. Tim tries to sell Ven on the idea of making this woman feel better, but Ven is having none of it. This poor woman.
The clients come in for their fitting, all kitted out with their new hair. Fabio’s client loses her breath and is so damn adorable. Sonjia’s client is happy, but I agree with Christopher that it might be safe. And then Dmitry gives us the Quote of the Runway.
Everyone’s nervous about Alicia’s look, and Nathan’s client is loving hers. Gunnar is making this somewhat timid full-figured woman feel great, and he’s not letting her size deter her at all. What do you know? Miss Thing has a heart. And to juxtapose that, we move on to Ven… who starts giving some back handed complements. I am liking him less and less.