Allegations of Cheating Lead to Fashion Mayhem
According to New York Magazine, the accusations came about after the two designers' mothers became friendly during the months the final four were no longer being filmed and busy working on their collections.
During those months, Parsons School of Design fashion chair, Project Runway designer mentor and all-around scene-stealer, Tim Gunn, visited each designer to check up on his or her progress. It apparently got back to Bennett, via the
maternal grapevine, that Gunn told Sebelia he "had a lot of work to do."
Three weeks later, the foursome reconvened at Bryant Park,
at which point Sebelia's collection was, in Bennett's eyes, suspiciously well made, especially considering his signature deconstructed style and the condensed amount of time he had to turn the collection around, leading her to accuse the 36-year-old of calling in extra hands, a violation of the show's rules that could lead to disqualification if proven to be true.