A “Project Runway” contestant was not happy with host Karlie Kloss’ opinion of the garment he created, dishing back a sassy remark about the model’s marriage to the brother of presidential aide Jared Kushner.
Contestant Tyler Neasloney was eliminated from Bravo’s fashion competition series after judges panned the outfit he designed for Kloss to wear to a fashion event in Paris. Neasloney said the look was inspired by former U.S. first ladies, but the judges weren’t feeling it ― particularly Kloss, who said it missed the mark.
When judge Brandon Maxwell said he couldn’t imagine Kloss wearing the garment anywhere, Neasloney snapped: “Not even to dinner with the Kushners?”
Kloss is married to businessman Joshua Kushner, who’s the younger brother of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser.
The dig seemed to shock fellow cast members and Kloss herself, whose reaction was similar to Kombucha Girl’s:
Neasloney later said he didn’t mean anything by the comment. Many, however, suspected the ill-timed joke was part of the reason he was sent home.