The internet had a meltdown on Monday (30 November) over a recently unearthed clip from the 17th season of Project Runway, which appears to have – however accidentally – predicted the Covid-19 pandemic.
On season 17 of the fashion design show, which aired in 2019, a designer named Kevin Kapoor participated in a "Head To Toe" challenge, which asked contestants to create a printed design look that covers the model's entire body.
Kapoor's design ended up being a red plaid suit with an accompanying face mask, which, of course, wouldn't be out of place in 2020. (Even more hilarious, the judges deemed the look “sick.”)
Taken together, Kovid's name (a Sanskrit word meaning "intelligent" or "poet") and design strangely foreshadows future events.
😮2019 Project Runway had a contestant named Kovid who made a facial mask to go with his runway look! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/ey0Rq01I2N
— Myriam 🌊 (@maximusmom13) November 30, 2020
Move over Simpsons, there's a new show predicting the future.
— Michael (@Islandboy1999) November 30, 2020
Kapoor hasn't responded to requests for comment, but he did tweet a couple of laugh-cry emojis to indicate how funny he finds the coincidence.