How confusing. Was Sarah Jessica Parker on the wrong Bravo show? Shouldn’t the oft-proclaimed (for some reason) fashion maven known for wearing that ridiculous tutu on Sex and the City have been on Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style instead of Project Runway? Perhaps because Gunn’s makeover show has become about as stale as the “celebrity” guests the designers are supposed to get excited over each season, the producers decided that enough money had been stockpiled to get a real celebrity guest—Mrs. Ferris Bueller.
The 14 designers were challenged to create something for Parker’s affordable clothing label Bitten. It’s harder than it sounds (if, you know, it actually sounds hard): Parker’s line is legitimately affordable and not for play (see: Beyoncé’s House of Dereon). Not only were the designers given a paltry $15 budget, but they also had to appeal to Parker’s weird Upper East Side art-chic aesthetic. Naturally, world-class loons Christian and Elisa were among the magnificent seven chosen to build their designs.