'Project Runway': Elaine pictures Meghan Markle in Sergio's dress, but fans say it 'looks like a dog peed on it'
Sergio Guadarrama combined tie-dye with ombre for the challenge and despite the lofty comments from the judges, viewers could not help trolling Sergio and his design
Sergio Guadarrama has easily been one of the most-talked-about designers on 'Project Runway' all thanks to his designs and the intense story arcs that back them. However, for this week's tie and dye challenge, he decided to not lace his work with sentiment. He wanted to keep it simple and that worked well for the judges - Elaine Welteroth, Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell, Karlie Kloss and guest judge, actor-comedian, Leslie Jones.
Sergio appeared distraught and exhausted even before starting his work but his mood was immediately improved after a little pep talk from a friend on the phone. As he worked on getting his dye technique right, mentor Christian Siriano hit the workroom to give his two cents on the designers working there. While at Sergio's table, the Season 4 winner shared that blending tie-dye patterns and ombre could be a gamble - it could or couldn't work. In the worst-case scenario, Christian suggested Sergio play with other patterns or colors.
A day and a sleepless night later, Sergio sent his creation down the runway and was appreciated and applauded by the judges' panel. "I would have never thought this was a tie-dye. I would have thought this was a material you picked at mood. It's beautiful," Leslie commented while Elaine inquired about the technique he used to get the effect and pattern on his dress.
"So, I actually had 12 panels of ombre. And ombre is where you start with the solid and you go down into a gradient. With this technique, I knew I could balance this proportion out with my ombre," Sergio explained, to which Elaine said she could imagine Meghan Markle and Michelle Obama in the dress because it looked extremely elegant and very stately.
Despite the lofty comments from the judges, viewers could not help trolling Sergio and his design. "Ok. OK. OHHHH KAYYYYY - Can we please talk about how Sergio's tie-dye dress LOOKED LIKE PEE PEE SHEETS?? WHAT ARE THE JUDGES SEEING?! HOW IS ANYONE CALLING THIS CHIC??!!! AM I LIVING IN SOME ALTERNATE UNIVERSE?!!!!??!!!!!! WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF #ProjectRunway," a fan wrote, while another said: "Sergio's yellow is an ode to cat pee. #ProjectRunway."
"I wasn’t a fan of Sergio’s dress. He was in the top, but that tie dye technique, looked like a dog peed on a white dress. Maybe it looked different in person #ProjectRunway" shared a viewer. "Look, I’m just gonna say it. The colors of Sergio’s tie day is unfortunate. White with yellow tie dye?! I don’t mean to be gross or rude, but it gave me pee stained fabric. If Michael Kors were here he would have just said it. #ProjectRunway #BravoProjectRunway," a viewer tweeted.
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