'Project Runway' recap: This Little Piggy Judged Fashion

When host Angela (from certain angles she's a dead ringer for Jennifer Morrison) teased that a fashion icon who's been a muse for such brands as Burberry and Prada would be guest-judging the episode, the designers all hoped it would be one of their predictable favorites: Madonna, Cher, Lady Gaga, SJP. Instead it was Miss Piggy of Muppets fame. I was left wondering, "Why?" The Muppets movie is mostly out of theaters, and designing a "flamboyant cocktail dress" for Miss Piggy would basically be like designing clothes for a chubby drag queen. And maybe I'm being a total Statler and Waldorf, but the whole let's-pretend-Miss-Piggy's-a-real-person-with-real-needs gag that ran through the entire episode started getting less and less cute, especially during the critiques. I love the Muppets and Miss Piggy as much as anyone else, but this challenge came across as irrelevant and sort of limited the designers to a narrow, Juniors-section aesthetic. Read More...



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