Season 8 episode 8 “A Rough Day on the Runway”
This challenge just literally made no sense. Like, no sense whatsoever. The designers were told to create classic American sportswear. Wait–actually, make that something Jackie Kennedy would wear. But… in modern day. What? It got worse. Just when the designers thought they’d completed their already vague challenge, Tim Gunn shocked them with the extra task of creating a coordinating piece of outerwear. Why? We don’t know. Scratch that–we kind of do know. Apparently, the tie-in here was originally supposed to be The Kennedys mini-series. The winner of the challenge would dress Katie Holmes, in the role of Jackie, during a scene. But once the show went haywire, so did the challenge.
In a totally uncharacteristic turn, Tim Gunn took to his vlog and criticized PR‘s producers in a 12-minute rant that covered everything from the the unfairness and irrelevance of the challenge to the misuse of the term “classic American sportswear.” It was ridiculous–ridiculously amazing.