The designers, many of them spoiled drama queens, immediately began to gripe when told of their challenge for this episode. Nina didn't help with her long list of fashion designs that would not do. By the time she got done expounding on her list there did seem to be little left save perhaps muslin or raw cotton.
We've had outfits made from materials that could only be purchased in a pet store and fine designs for models on stilts. All to test creativity, but we've also come to see into the psyche of the fashion design contenders. Sometimes, it's really ugly in there.