Every week Tim Gunn records a Facebook video with the behind-the-scenes dirt from the most recent episode of Project Runway. And, as we all know, Grandpa Gunn likes to tell it like it T-I-IS. Apparently this week was no exception - here is a brief recap of his latest video from our good friends at Blogging Project Runway ...
The behind the scenes story on the production of "A Rough Day On The Runway" is far more entertaining than what we saw Thursday night. Something seemed amiss about this challenge and the way the judges acted on the runway and now we know why. It was simply flat out incompetence by Bunim-Murray (the producers of the show). A few bullet points:
The challenge started out as a period piece costume that was going to be worn by Katie Holmes, but the designers would not be told!
After the Katie Holmes/Jackie O angle went away, it became a dancewear challenge and Tim showed up on shooting day at the assigned studio, but no one was there. He had to find the shooting location on his own.
Tim: "The whole notion that we would even associate Jackie Kennedy with American sportswear is a stretch."
Tim stepped into the judging circle to clarify what the designers had been told the challenge was since it was clear they had a different idea.
After reading all that, I was DYING to see the video - since it seemed to explain why this past episode was such a hot mess. But guess what - the video has been removed from Facebook. Could it be that the Bunim-Murray people didn't appreciate Tim's honesty???
Tim has mentioned in his videos before, in passing, about the producers not telling him about locations or that he thought he was getting fired - could it be that they are trying to get rid of him? I will tell you this - if Bunim-Murray REALLY wants to sink Project Runway, all they have to do is get rid of Tim Gunn. NO ONE would watch that mess without him.
UPDATE: The VIDEO HAS SURFACED.