How Karlie Kloss Really Felt About “Project Runway” Designer’s Trump Shade

"The real tragedy... is that no one is talking about how terrible that dress was."

Karlie Kloss swung by the Watch What Happens Live clubhouse last night, and host Andy Cohen couldn’t help but ask about that recent viral moment from Project Runway.

In case you missed it, New Jersey-based fashion designer Tyler Neasloney, who is also a drag artist and Ali Forney Center communications manager, was on the chopping block for his upcycle look, which had judge Nina Garcia saying, “It’s not modern, it’s not innovative.”

Neasloney was ultimately eliminated, but some Project Runway viewers believe he was actually sent home for major shade he threw at Kloss. After judge Brandon Maxwell said he “could not see Karlie wearing it anywhere, honestly,” Neasloney—whom fans know and love for his speedy comebacks—replied, “Not even to dinner with the Kushners?”

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Needless to say, the shady remark took Kloss—and the other designers watching backstage—by surprise, as their jaws hit the floor in unison.

Asked about the viral quip on WWHL, the supermodel said she was “honored to be one of the first memes of the decade.”

“Honestly, the real tragedy of this whole thing is that no one is talking about how terrible that dress was,” she continued. “That’s why he went home. I would not wear that dress to any dinner.”

For those of you who don’t know, Kloss is married to Joshua Kushner—brother of Jared Kushner, a.k.a. Ivanka Trump’s husband. Kloss has never kept her marriage a secret, but it isn’t something that usually comes up on Project Runway.

When Cohen pressed Kloss on her political views, she assured the millions of Project Runway fans that she would not be voting for Trump in 2020: “I’m sure I’m not the only person in this country who does not necessarily agree with their family on politics. I voted as a Democrat in 2016 and I plan to do the same in 2020.” At least that’s… something?

Watch Kloss’ full response on WWHL below.
 

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