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"Project Runway" Designers Don't Know Beachwear

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Sep 4, 2009 • References: bravotv and nymag
Would you wear a black ruffled gown with a gold-trimmed bustier to the beach? Well, at least two of the "Project Runway" designers from this season would.

This week, Tim Gunn presented the "Project Runway" designers with a challenging task: to create a “fun and fashionable surfwear look”. Somehow this got lost in translation, because what ended up on the judgment runway was a dramatic ball gown with ultra-long trains, a dress with super-sized petticoats and sweeps of black crinoline, and an outfit that incorporated a strange green and brown cape for wearing over a one-piece--a one-piece with buttons.

And did I mention there was a full lace-up body suit as well? Maybe this group of "Project Runway" designers don’t get out much.