Project Runway producers are like the CIA when it comes to secrecy. They are extremely confidential when it comes to the contestants and the conflicts that occur off the runway to prevent any tampering with the show before it is aired. The judges are not pardoned from what happens between the contestants, so it was a complete shock when Heidi informed us of Jack's condition and that he would not be able to continue to participate in the show. It was so sad to see him leave under those terms and I felt that we did not have the opportunity to see his full design potential. I am happy to say that recently I had the pleasure of seeing Jack at the Project Runway kickoff party and he looked great, and I'm happy to say that he is doing well.
I am happy that so many have taken the time to post and it was interesting to see how many of you missed Chris and thought it was not his time to be eliminated from the show. It seemed that fate intervened and, although it was an unfortunate circumstance and a PR first, fan favorite Chris was given a second chance! See -- anything can happen!
This week's challenge was an exercise in client relations. Completely side swiping the designers by replacing their models with normal working women who have recently lost a significant amount of weight and challenging the designers to create an outfit out of the women's favorite outfit pre-weight loss that is wearable and addresses their needs, while perpetuating the designers distinct point. This particular challenge was quite significant as these women left a portion of the past behind and entrusted the designers to recreate a look that represented and enhanced a new self -- something not to be taken lightly!