When I watch the judges on Project Runway dis a contestant’s design, I sometimes think to myself, “OK, Heidi or Nina, why don’t you try to design a ball gown out of waste materials and surge protectors yourself?” Well, perhaps Klum heard my protests because she’s throwing herself into the designer ring with her own line of maternity clothes—with slightly more traditional materials (i.e. polyester)—that debuts this Friday. The model-turned-host was on ABC’s Good Morning America today to give viewers a sneak peek.
The line is pretty standard fare — stretchy pants and billowy tops — and even includes a more price-friendly line for Motherhood Maternity that incorporates Klum’s hand-painted designs. But the gem of the collection, at least according to Klum, is the unitard, which elicited an “Oh. My. Goodness!” from GMA host Juju Chang, who was pregnant herself two years ago, that was filled with equal parts horror and jealousy.
Klum raves about the comfort of the unitard but, even though I’m not pregnant, I imagine it must be quite a doozy to go to the bathroom with one on. And if that isn’t impractical enough, the line also includes blob-like leopard print that might as well be accessorized with a “baby on board” sign.
If I had to pick, I’d go for the the tamer, if not more boring, floral prints that Klum painted herself.
What do you guys think of the preview? Would you buy the clothes or get them for the baby-bound woman in your life?
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