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“Not even to dinner with the Kushners?” t-shirt
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Behold! You can now buy a ‘Not even to dinner with the Kushners?’ t-shirt

Project Runway contestant Tyler Neasloney is emblazoning tees with his cutting clap-back, with 50 per cent of proceeds going to a charity supporting young LGBTQ+ homeless people

Throughout Project Runway’s long and rich history, there has been some pretty savage judging, which unsurprisingly has resulted in some equally cutting comebacks from the show’s contestants, as they seek to defend their designs. The latest heated exchange came just last week, when, on the new series, aspiring designer Tyler Neasloney clapped back at some poor feedback by cattily calling out guest judge Karlie Kloss.

When one of the show’s judges, Brandon Maxwell, told him his designs would never be worn by the likes of the former Victoria’s Secret angel, Neasloney quipped, “Not even to dinner with the Kushners?”. 

Referring to Kloss’s husband, Joshua Kushner – brother of Donald Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner – Neasloney's comments seemingly cut deep, given he was subsequently eliminated from the competition.

Although the 29-year-old appeared to be disheartened when Kloss retaliated by telling him that his fabrics looked ‘cheap’ and that she would definitely never wear them, now, Neasloney has seemingly moved on to bigger and better things, creating t-shirts embossed with the viral comment on his website for $35. 

With 50 per cent of proceeds going to a charity supporting the young homeless LGBTQ+ community, the designer wrote on Instagram, “Politically driven evening wear 💅🏻 50% of proceeds from these shirts benefit the @aliforneycenter for homeless LGBTQ youth. The young people who call AFC home are true inspirations.” 

Given Trump’s presidency has continously demonised the LGBTQ+ community through various abhorrent policies, Kloss’s relationship with the family sits in stark contrast to her supposedly liberal ideologies. Although Kloss has said her relationship to the Trumps “has been hard”, it seems she has her in-law’s full encouragement, with Ivanka posting a video of herself proclaiming her support for the supermodel’s stint on the show.