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Project Runway recap: Broadway or Bust

‘Finding Neverland’ provides very little inspiration.

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Barbara Nitke/Lifetime

Project Runway

type:
TV Show
performer:
Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen
broadcaster:
Lifetime
seasons:
15
Current Status:
In Season

Welcome back to Project Runway season 14, where designers can design whatever they want! Challenge guidelines: Who needs them? With “Broadway or Bust,” we have yet another week where designers can just go rogue. But, hey, it led to a pretty impressive runway — you know, if puffy vests, hot pants, and leather corsets are your thing.

But before we get to that, we have to talk about this: 

Was it ’90s theme week on Runway and only Kelly got the message? She always has had a funky style, but this may be a step too far.

Kelly has to change out of those street clothes, though, because the crew is going to Broadway. And who is there to greet them? No other than a bearded Matthew Morrison. Is he going to be apart of the challenge? Nope. He just wants to say hey and invite them to his show, Finding Neverland, which they get to attend.

All the designers are overjoyed that they get to watch the play, but let’s get real: They probably are excited just to have the night off. Their challenge doesn’t start until the next day, when they can do anything they want. It’s not a costume challenge — Finding Neverland is simply inspiration for whatever each designer chooses to do.

After getting fabric at Mood… wait a second. Fabric at Mood! Let’s just pause a second to contemplate this season 14 rarity.

And we’re back! For some reason this challenge was incredibly personal to the designers. At least two of them got choked up in confessional just discussing their inspirations: Lindsey is thinking of her grandmother and Candice talks about her rough childhood. And then there’s Kelly, who was inspired by pictures on the wall on her way to the theater bathroom. I guess inspiration has to come from somewhere!

There is very little drama during worktime — Candice kept her sass to a minimum, Swapnil had his smoke breaks under control, and all the other drama-stirrers have left. Tim is pleasantly pleased during his critiques and excited for the runway. And let’s be honest: This episode was a bit of a snooze, so let’s get to the runway!

NEXT: A very naughty Tinkerbell

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