I did not have high hopes for this episode when I saw the promos. Now, I like kids. I love kids. I do. But I can't stand reality shows that feature 'em. (See: American Juniors. Better yet, don't.) More to the point, a fashion show that would be of interest to the head buyers of Kids R Us is not what you or I signed up for when we got addicted to Project Runway. And it's certainly not why Nina Garcia gets out of bed in the morning. I mean, please.
Thank gawd, then, that Tim Gunn (so woefully underused thus far this season) came back to the workroom at the end of day one to tell the designers that in addition to the kids' clothes they'd whipped up for the 11 adorable little girls Heidi introduced on the runway, they'd have to design a companion piece for their grown-up models. This came as a relief to Jonathan, who'd reacted to the tots like they were those homicidal, cornfield-dwelling beasts from Stephen King's imagination. I am scared of children, he said. I don't surround myself with children. I don't have any children. They are very small.
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