Project Runway: Under the Gunn Marvel Themed Episode April 3
Jay Cochran - April 01, 2014
Lifetime’s newest fashion competition series, Project Runway: Under the Gunn (#UnderTheGunn), will be “making it work” the Marvel way this Thursday, April 3rd at 9 PM ET/PT as Tim Gunn presents the remaining contestants with a ready-to-wear challenge that ask the designers to create a look inspired by some of Marvel Comic’s most iconic heroes.
Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Falcon, Hawkeye, The Guardians of the Galaxy and many more Marvel heroes will be the muses for these exceptional looks to come down the runway this Thursday at 9 PM ET/PT on Lifetime.
The series’ Emmy® Award-winning host Tim Gunn selected three past Project Runway luminaries, Mondo Guerra, Anya Ayoung-Chee and Nick Verreos, to each lead a group of designers to fashion stardom. They will have to nurture and inspire their band of hopefuls week-after-week to ensure their designers’ looks impress the program’s judges and this week’s guest mentor will be Marvel’s own Cort Lane, VP, Animation Development and Production.
When asked why the Marvel Universe is a perfect inspiration for fashion Lane said, "Our characters are dramatic, visually exciting and rich with story – and isn't high fashion all of those things? I got to spend so much time explaining the Marvel characters to the designers – each one of them found something really relatable and inspiring about a Marvel hero."
This episode of Project Runway: Under the Gunn will feature guest judge – Lady Sif herself - Jaimie Alexander (Thor, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
Project Runway: Under the Gunn remaining designers are:
· Asha Daniels, 25 - Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
· Oscar Lopez, 40 - Hometown: Coral Gables, FL
· Sam Donovan, 23 - Hometown: Ashland, MA
· Shan Keith, 33 - Hometown: St. Louis, MO
The winner of Project Runway: Under the Gunn will receive a cash prize of $100,000; a top of the line sewing and embroidery studio, courtesy of Brother International Corporation; an all-expense paid inspirational trip to Paris, courtesy of Blowpro the blowout experts, and Blowpro styling products; the opportunity to design the uniform for Benefit Cosmetics; a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine; a 2014 Lexus CT 200h; and the opportunity to design a collection sold exclusively at francesca's®, your destination for unique clothing, jewelry and accessories.
Winner will also receive the opportunity to go to Benefit Cosmetics headquarters in San Francisco and work closely with the creative team to design a new uniform for the Benefit Cosmetics field team members. The designer will then travel to NYC for a national press conference unveiling the new design for benefit cosmetics to the top beauty and fashion editors.
The winning mentor of Project Runway: Under the Gunn will receive a 2014 Lexus CT 200h, a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine and a spot as guest editor for one year.
Project Runway: Under the Gunn hails the producers of the Emmy nominated Project Runway, The Weinstein Company and Bunim/Murray Productions. The 13-episode series was made in Los Angeles at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). Executive producers include Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company), Meryl Poster and Barbara Schneeweiss of The Weinstein Company, Jonathan Murray, Sara Rea and Teri Weidman of Bunim/Murray Productions and Tim Gunn. Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and David Hillman of Lifetime also executive produce.
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