'Project Runway' recap: The She-Lady Silk Chiffonie Haters Club
Elena also seems to have problems. Her aesthetic doesn't seem to jibe with Lord & Taylor's. Also, she's feeling like the judges don't get her, since she has never been in top. Melissa chooses fabric based on what other people didn't choose. It's weird, the girls get, I don't know, almost a little pejorative with their Silk Chifonies thing, not that it was meant as a compliment before. But Sonjia finally says something about how the guys were more feminine than the girls and it's true in a way, but I don't know. It felt weird. Of course, Ven's right there on the flipside saying that men generally make better designers than women. Elena freaks out when Tim consults because she says she's not a mass-market designer. Her pain is pretty palpable. Gunnar really reaches out and tries to offer her some encouragement: Stage Two of the Gunnar's Nice arc. Tim tells Melissa to go back to the drawing board in regards to her fabric. She decides to fit her model and then decide what to do.
Melissa's model liked the fabric, so she decided to go with it. In fact, the models and their opinions were a major focus of the first fitting. Melissa doesn't like the fit of her dress, so she decides to recut the entire thing. Elena points out that all of the girls are struggling. Later that night, the girls discuss it further. Melissa is really behind.