DISHING DIVA! Why Ken Laurence Wasn’t In The Project Runway NYFW Presentation EXCLUSIVE!By Dishing Diva | September 10, 2013 | Dish!, Entertainment
Now this is some serious dish! Project Runway season 12 presented its season finale collections at NY Fashion Week last Friday. But one yet-to-be eliminated contestant was conspicuously absent from the runway, designer Ken Laurence, who barely survived last week’s elimination.
A bit of back story: While viewers only see the three finalists’ collections for the season ender, all the designers who are left on the program on the day Project Runway does its show during Fashion Week get an opportunity to send their pieces down the runway to protect the identities of the final three. So why didn’t Ken show?
Our divalicious sources tell us that Ken was indeed backstage during Project Runway‘s presentation, but the dramatic designer was having a small meltdown over his collection. He didn’t feel his pieces were ready to go down any runway. “People were trying to convince him to show anyway, as it is the chance of a lifetime,” our source dished.
But Ken wouldn’t budge, leaving the cast and crew with no choice but to go on with the show without him. A Lifetime rep confirms Ken’s last minute ditch. “Ken was invited, but he just chose not to show at the last minute.”
Ken, we know it’s scary to take on such a big risk, but sometimes you just gotta jump in the fashion pool head first!
photo credit: Lifetime