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Project Runway‘s first maternity challenge called for the designers to create a look for an actual celebrity, who’s pregnant... with twins! Enter, the expecting Rebecca Romijn! Finding fashionable clothing while pregnant is really difficult, she says. So, the model/actress is looking for something that has a great silhouette.
Ra’mon freaks out and gets discouraged when Mitchell gives him criticism about his cocktail dress. Yes, the man who made a dress out of pantyhose told Ra’mon that his dress reminded him of a bowling ball bag. (As if you should listen to him?) Mitchell tries to save himself by saying the dress is “very streamlined.” Later on, Ra’mon figures there are other “hot messes” in the room. He says he’s the only one taking a risk, and he’s kind of right, I have to admit. But when the dress was criticized, the judges were not fans. It’s too busy for their tastes, they said.
This might not be their cup of tea, but the designers had a little fun with the challenge when Mitchell made enourmous shorts that two others stepped into for giggles. Later on, he admitted that the shorts were looking a little sloppy. Ack! He decided that Rebecca ought to show off her legs, but he neglected to realize he’s not good at making shorts. He’s giving her a fitted sweater to match—at least it’s not sheer this time. “Wow, how difficult is it to make a pair of shorts?” asked Heidi Klum. "She’s a mess... She’s a pregnancy mess," say the judges. The execution didn’t work out, adds Rebecca.
The other disappointment of the night who was booted off (way too son, in my opinion): Malvin’s "bird’s nest" ensemble, as he describes it. He might’ve taken the challenge way too literally. The model literally looked like she was wearing an egg. "I am not bored," says Tim Gunn when he saw the work in progress way before it went down the runway. Figures.
The Most Memorable Looks: Louise Black’s vintage girl’s red date dress with tiers (very fun), Shirin's maroon dress and coat (cute), Althea’s tailored evening dress in the jersey fabric (my fave), Malvin’s mother hen top that looks like a sling (out of control), Mitchell’s sloppy shorts (just plain crazy)
Who Won: Shirin Askari
Who Might Go Next Episode: Why's pantyhose guy still here?!