Project Runway Designer Tries to Play Chicken With Tim Gunn

Can the most trusted man on the runway talk turkey without ruffling feathers?

By Erik Pedersen Aug 28, 2009 4:15 AMTags

In honor of the very pregnant guest judge Rebecca Romijn, the Project Runway designers were asked to create a look using a fake pregnancy belly.

And boy, did they. Like last week, the outfits ran the gamut from Shirin's sophisticated ensemble to Mitchell's casual catastrophe to Ra'mon's...bowling-ball bag? But none of the designers matched the kooky conceptualism of Malvin, who started out thinking of a hen and her egg and very nearly ended with a pair of chicken-thigh-flavored jodhpurs.

Poor Tim Gunn gives an exasperated critique, but was it too Chicken Little, too late? Take the poll and let us know in the comments what you thought of the episode, the designs and the catty follow-up Models of the Runway (which we kind of love).


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