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'The Fashion Show' Creates Wedding Looks for Lesbian, Gay Couples

'The Fashion Show' Creates Wedding Looks for Lesbian, Gay Couples

This week, Bravo surprised viewers of The Fashion Show -- their not-quite-successful Project Runway replacement -- with a super gay challenge: create wedding looks for three same-gender couples. The drama and stress of the gay male couple was easily replaced by the joy shared between the two lesbian couples. Johanna and Andrea were having a 1950s event, with Johanna donning a doting housewife look while Andrea was the flashy dandy. Bridgette and Christina, meanwhile, wanted a simple but elegant beach affair, with clothing that reflected their personalities. Upon seeing their outfits all four women lit up, and the way they worked the runway was insanely fun.

This week, Bravo surprised viewers of The Fashion Show -- their not-quite-successful Project Runway replacement -- with a super gay challenge: create wedding looks for three same-gender couples.

The two gay boys got stuck with bitchy designer Calvin Tran, who should have been kicked off long ago but for the sake of drama the producers have kept him on. This caused insane tension as Calvin decided (once again) that he was God’s gift to design and didn’t need to listen to the grooms’ requests—even though he was tasked to create wardrobe for their wedding day!

Fortunately, that stress was easily replaced by the joy shared between the two lesbian couples. Johanna and Andrea were having a 1950s event, with Johanna donning a doting housewife look while Andrea was the flashy dandy. Bridgette and Christina, meanwhile, wanted a simple but elegant beach affair, with clothing that reflected their personalities. Upon seeing their outfits all four women lit up, and the way they worked the runway was insanely fun.

But even cooler was that this wasn’t presented so much as a political statement but as a fact of life. These women were simply getting married because they were in love. You could see it in the ways they joked and played around, both with each other and the designers, and how they would look at one another in that kind of silent communication couples often share. It was just super nice.

Check out the designs below, as well as the couples’ web-only interviews where they talk about the experience.

Bridgette loved fitted suits. She wanted one that would make her look thinner, taller, and would work on the beach.

Christina wanted something pretty, elegant, but not lacey and frilly like a traditional wedding dress. She was thrilled with the simple, comfortable design.

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Though the judges had some problems with it, Andrea loved this look, working it for the audience as she walked the runway.

Johanna took on the 1950s housewife theme to the hilt, even joking about wanting some painkillers and a cocktail. Guest judge Johnny Weir had this to say: “This flower, I want to wear it. Actually, I just want to rip it off the dress, put it on the floor, and roll around in it because I love it that much.”

Watch the web interview.

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Cesar and Eduardo land Johanna and Andrea. Jeffrey and Dominique end up with Bridgette and Christina.

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