Nina Garcia Philip Lim

It was the battle of the bow ties on ‘Project Runway” Season 12, Episode 4, as the competing designers fashioned all sorts of concoctions based on the dapper accessory. The judges tied the sartorial knot on their looks, too.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: The ‘Modern Family’ actor and guest judge represented his organization, Tie the Knot, quite well with his perky neckwear that was only matched by those punchy plaid pants. When paired with a solid dark-navy blazer, baby-blue button-down and white boat shoes sans socks, this was prepster meets quirky—and what a cool union it is.

Nina Garcia: The always-sophisticated ‘Marie Claire’ fashion maven showed us a slightly more rambunctious, rocker-chic side with a crest-printed ‘Sono Mama’ beaded silk panel tee by 3.1 Phillip Lim, worn with black skinny pants and sandals. What you cannot see here is she wore her white bow tie undone around her neck to complete the style-forward statement.

Zac Posen: Opting for a more formal look, the designer dressed up in a slim-fit black tux with satin lapels. With a dark bow tie and a lapel brooch, this handsome, monochromatic moment was man-glam at its finest.

Heidi Klum: The model host shimmered in her body-con black dress, blanketed in a sequin treatment, and her sassy Giuseppe Zanotti uber-embellished sandals. A heather-grey silk bow, tied round her neck, was a whimsical counterpart to all that glitter.

Sono Mama Top

You can buy Nina’s 3.1 Phillip Lim top in white from Saks.com.
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