New Orleans cabaret star Varla Jean Merman
makes a cameo appearance on Project Runway's current episode, which will be running endlessly on Bravo for the next couple of weeks. The budding fashion designers were paired with drag queens and challenged to do something over the top (in the reality show competition format). Varla described herself to her designer as a "Southern Ann Margaret on steroids," and the two decided on a pink sailor girl outfit (pictured). Celebrity judge RuPaul admired how the outfit "hid the candy." Get ready for Southern Decadence
with this episode, or go to Bravo's Web site
and check out the designers' work.