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and looking around the room, there are, there’s just a lot of unfinished work. Still. You know, we had a deadline of midnight the night before, and I’m beginning to think that by Challenge Two the designers are all kind of like, “oh well, you know the models will come in we’ll still have time to finish all this.” Well, you never know how much time, really, and again, there was a lot to do, and in the case of Malan and Katherine, we still had a dress that was way too long, and what are you doing with this? “Oh, we’re gonna hem it when the model gets here.” You’re gonna hem it when then the model gets here? What are you gonna use, Crazy Glue? The dress is entirely too long. They’re gonna get it on the model, they’re gonna measure it, they’re gonna cut it. Well, send in the models…

About thirty minutes later, I’m in the room, and, I’m really staring with incredulity at this skirt, and the reason I am is because a good two feet is gone from it, and so it went from being entirely too long, to, this, ridiculously, I mean— ridiculous— it was simply a horrifying length, it’s that length that will take the most beautiful creation and make it a homely, unacceptable, piece.

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Tim Gunn's Podcast (a reality chamber opera)  

an opera libretto by Jeffrey Lependorf based on a podcast of "Project Runway" fashion guru Tim Gunn, in which designers compete creating a g...

Tim Gunn's Podcast (a reality chamber opera)  

an opera libretto by Jeffrey Lependorf based on a podcast of "Project Runway" fashion guru Tim Gunn, in which designers compete creating a g...