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I then explain to the designers, having thanked Tara, that they will have thirty minutes to sketch and that they’re going to be pitching their ideas to Tara. And Tara and I go off, and we leave them alone.

So, Tara meets with each of the designers. They each have their own little audition. She absorbs all of this, and she will select seven of them. And those seven will serve as team leaders, and each of the seven will in turn choose a team member. We go at it!

And, uh, Tara is really an excellent critic. Um, she knows what she likes. She knows what looks good on her, and most of the designers listened and, and responded to what she said in a, in a, in a very articulate way. And in some other cases we had some “episode-two” stubbornness, where my idea is so strong, and so powerful, that she will change her mind about what she likes. OK, I don’t thinks that’s gonna work.

So Tara announces that, uh, her seven designers are Keith, Uli, Vincent, Laura, Malan, Jeffrey, and Kayne.

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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...