Black Widow, Falcon inspire ‘Project Runway’ designers’ superhero style

April 02, 2014 | 12:26 p.m.

Ever wondered if a superhero cape could pass for haute couture? On Thursday, “Project Runway: Under the Gunn” viewers will find out.

The four remaining competitors on the fashionable reality competition program will use fearsome Marvel characters such as Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Falcon, Hawkeye and the Guardians of the Galaxy as inspiration for a ready-to-wear challenge.

Expect a run on camouflage, tool belts and spandex fabric at Mood Fabrics ( how fast can an ambitious designer make 10-foot feathered wings?).

Designers get fashion inspiration from Marvel characters. (Lifetime)

Designers get fashion inspiration from Marvel characters. (Lifetime)


Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif) will serve as guest judge. (Lifetime)

Jaimie Alexander (Lady Sif) will serve as guest judge. (Lifetime)

Jaimie Alexander (who recently visited “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” as her “Thor” character Lady Sif) will serve as a guest judge ready to school the hopefuls on all things fierce. Cort Lane (that name just sounds like a superhero), Marvel’s vice president in charge of animation development and production, will also be on hand as a guest mentor.

No word on whether he advised the competitors while wearing a thunderbolt on his chest.

Host Tim Gunn and company will “make it work” Thursday evening on Lifetime, 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Black Widow and Falcon, of course, will arrive in theaters Friday with the release of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the latest Marvel superhero action adventure.

Click through the image gallery above for a detailed look at the new film.

— Margaret Wappler | @MargaretWappler


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