June 17, 2021

Karlie Kloss Finally Responds to Project Runway Kushner Zinger

At least one long national nightmare is over: Karlie Kloss has finally commented on the viral moment from the January 2 episode of Project Runway in which a contestant brought up Kloss’s familial ties to the Kushners.

“I was honored to be one of the first memes of the decade. But honestly, the real tragedy of this whole thing is that no one is talking about how terrible that dress was. That’s why he went home. No, I would not wear that dress to any dinner,” Kloss told Andy Cohen on Thursday’s Watch What Happens Live. (It will not come as a surprise to anyone that both Project Runway and Watch What Happens Live air on Bravo.)

During the January 2 episode of Project Runway, contestant Tyler Neasloney was dinged for failing to design an appropriate dress for Kloss to potentially wear to a Council of Fashion Designers of America event in Paris. “It’s definitely ‘wearable’ in someplace that is neither Paris nor Montauk or Martha’s Vineyard,” judge Brandon Maxwell told Neasloney. “I cannot see Karlie wearing it anywhere, honestly.”

To which Neasloney fired back, “Not even to dinner with the Kushners?”

Kloss married Joshua Kushner, brother of Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in 2018. Among other ventures, Joshua Kushner cofounded Oscar, a health care company that supports former president Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act—something Jared Kushner’s father-in-law has tried to repeal.

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