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that he shouldn’t have been, but Angela was shrinking as he was dominating, so the chasm that was already there between them was getting wider and wider and wider. And I, uh, even at that point, scratched my head and asked myself what’s going to transpire in the workroom— we’ll see…

All right, we return from shopping and at this point I really want to get into the workroom and fully understand what the designs are, but I don’t. I let them work together for a while, so at least by the time that I do come into the workroom and make my rounds, there’s something tangible there, there’s something to be seen, and it’s more than just an idea in the ether. Um, so I left them alone for a number of hours and returned, um, later that afternoon or early evening.

There are varying degrees of progress. I mean, most were still working in muslin at that point and it’s, it’s good to go through the whole muslin prototype and work out the silhouette. I was worried about Kayne and Robert, because the dress, the muslin, looked so big, and— I mean big— and exuberant, um, and I thought, I looked at Kayne and I said, “Remember, it’s red carpet, it’s not pageant,” and he said, “It’s red carpet, it’s red carpet, don’t worry.” All right. Um,

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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...