Frontrunning Project Runway contestant Keith Michael will most likely be ejected from the show after submitting fake sketches in his application. The “sketches” were in fact photoshopped runway photos of other designers’ Spring 2006 collections.
Keith’s sketch (l) and Giambattista Valli Spring 2006 runway photo (r)
We knew there was something suspicious about the “sketch” pictured above when we saw the Project Runway premiere last week. I was going to reveal to the world that Keith had copied Giambattista Valli’s 2006 look. However, the folks at Best Week Ever beat me to the punch and even identified the other two copied looks (from Marni and Lacoste), which are shown after the jump.
My question is this: How the hell did Nina Garcia not figure this out considering she wears Marni and you can see her sitting in the front row in the Valli photograph? I smell double conspiracy. She totally did figure it out, but they let Keith on anyway just so they could kick him off, either for their own ratings or just to teach him a gigantic primetime lesson.
Keith’s sketch (l) and Lacoste Spring 2006 runway photo (r)
Keith’s sketch (l) and Marni Spring 2006 runway photo (r)