Tim Gunn Calls Out Project Runway's Big Editing Lie
Tim Gunn's interview skills have two settings: diplomacy and total candor. Sometimes when discussing Project Runway he might say, "The editing on this show, truly, is genius," and other times, like today, he might say, "The editing is a tableau of lies." According to his new interview with USA Today, the editing on last week's episode misled viewers into thinking Ra'mon Lawrence was a unanimous judges' favorite with his lumpy "beach" dress and last-minute green dye job. According to Gunn, Lawrence (who was declared the episode's winner) was nearly eliminated with his beleaguered partner Mitchell. Silver Sage comments, sasses, and casts shade after the jump!
Lawrence's winning dress was so bad, Gunn said, that he's buying it in an online auction to make a point to Nina Garcia, the only judge to speak in Lawrence's favor.
"I was stunned by the editing of the Thursday show," says Gunn, who doesn't see the episodes until they air. "To be perfectly blunt with you, the storyline as I was living the show was that Ra'mon was going home...that he and Mitchell were BOTH going home," Gunn told USA TODAY's Cindy Clark in an interview this afternoon to chat up his new comic, Loaded Gunn. "Then you see on the show that Ra'mon is dyeing the garment in the sink. That's after I made him take it out of the toilet, which he said he was using because it had a deeper basin. He was desperate to get some dye on it."
"On the runway, the deliberation went on and on, with no one in Ra'mon's camp other than Nina. She was intent upon Ra'mon winning based on innovation. Heidi was like, 'Who would wear that?' and Nina firmly said, 'I would!' So I am watching the (Project Runway) website because we have two days and five hours remaining, and I am intent on winning that dress and I'm going to give it Nina!"
Tim Gunn Goes After a Dress [USA Today]