Brooke Shields was a guest judge on Project Runway Aug. 13, picking out an outfit for her show, Lipstick Jungle. With her is regular judge Nina Garcia. Below: Model Shannone in Keith's winning design. Farther below: Polina in Blayne's miss. Copyrighted photos by Barbara Nitke for NBC.
If you are among the competitors stuck on the runway representing, "the highest scores and the lowest scores," as Frau Heidi tells us each week on Project Runway, you want to hear the judges praise your work as simultaneously unique and well made. That's usually a win, which it was for Keith tonight.
What you don't want to hear is Nina or Michael questioning something as fundamental as your taste, which usually means goodbye. This week it was goodbye Kelli, though you could easily argue that Blayne failed more decisively and Daniel is cashing in lives quicker than a curious cat. Oh, well. It will probably be interesting to see what drama emerges after Kenley openly laughed at Daniel on the runway as he declared he had impeccable taste -- well, he was as declarative as one could be mumbling through their nostrils.
The challenge was to design an outfit for Brooke Shields to wear on the NBC series Sex in the . . . uh . . . Lipstick Jungle. Brooke picked six of the 12 designers' ideas to be executed, and then the designers were paired up to build the outfits.
She's supposed to be a business woman by day hanging with her musician husband by night, with a little bohemian flair. OK, you didn't have to look hard to figure out which contestant would have no concept of how anyone dresses in an office. The closest Blayne appears to have been to an office would be the office in the back of his favorite tanning salon. So, he offered up a completely inappropriate shorts thing that looked more tailored for rock climbing or wading into the ocean up to your knees than an office or a boho bash. But, Brooke did select it to be made, and the minute Michael Kors declared Kelli's outfit, "slut-tee," you knew it was over for her or partner Daniel. In what they showed us, Daniel seemed to be a pretty indifferent collaborator, but in these team efforts, the leader usually takes the fall. Bye, Kelli. Keep eating the 9 Lives, Daniel.
Also in contention for the top were Stella and Jerrel, who came up with a very cool, funky, adult outfit. They really seemed to compliment one another. But Keith's sculpted, high dress really was head turning, and apparently it will actually be worn on Lipstick Jungle. He just needs to hope it's not paired with a line like, "What is that?!" But it will probably be A HIT! -- whoops, wrong reality show.