Instead, we had fellow former model Rebecca Romijn, who was pregnant with her twin girls during filming, on to guest judge the creations that came down the runway.
Her challenge for the designers was to create a maternity piece that was form fitting and fashion-forward.
Most of the designers flipped out because they had never done a piece for a pregnant woman. Note to designers: If you’re planning to mass market your collection, lots of women have belly bumps, and they aren’t even pregnant! You need to get used to creating clothes that work on curves!
There’s not much to say about the competition itself. Other than Mitchell‘s obvious lack of sewing skills, not much happened in the sewing room.
Designers loved their sketches, and then doubted their outfits as they started to come to fruition, like Ra’mon‘s “bowling ball dress” and Malvin‘s “chicken egg.”
Their fears were well founded. I’ve never been pregnant, but when I’m just feeling bloated, I don’t want anything clinging below my ribcage.
Must be a girl thing, cause the women dominated this challenge with breezy designs, from Louise‘s lacy mini-dress, Althea‘s evening gown and Irina‘s baby-doll shift (her model actually glowed!) to Shirin‘s winning hand-stitched sleeveless shift and coat combo. Totally cute! Though I have to say, I dug Epperson‘s jumper. It was just so unexpected.
Project Runway served up an all-girl panel to judge the runway, all of whom have been with child. They did not appreciate Malvin’s mother hen and egg interpretation. Let’s face it. It was a conceptualized baby sling.
Malvin got the boot, but I don’t think it’s because Mitchell’s work was slightly better. A designer who can’t sew? Now that’s got to cause some drama.
In my book, models should be seen and not heard, unless they are on America’s Next Top Model.
But you got to watch Models of the Runway if you want to see who the designers pick as their muse for the next challenge which, strangely enough, are the moments where drama is really served on PR.
However, I am intrigue by Fatma, the model who has a major crush on designer Logan (who wouldn’t?). She was pissed when Mitchell stole her away, and let her disgust be known.
I don’t know if she’ll survive next week’s elimination, but I would love to see a romance evolve between a designer and his inspiration. That would be a PR first!
Catch a new Project Runway Thursday, Sept. 3 at 10 p.m. on Lifetime.