July 10, 2013 at 10:56 AM ET
"Project Runway" was not able to make it work, as mentor Tim Gunn might say.
The design competition's sexy new poster, which features Gunn and host/judge Heidi Klum dressed in costumes while naked female and male models worship at their feet, is not being allowed to go up on display in Los Angeles, Lifetime confirmed to Variety.
Some of the women's back ends and sideboobs are visible in the image. (See the full racy image on Klum's Twitter account.)
Variety reports that according to Los Angeles' Department of Building and Safety, signage that has "obscene matters" can be banned by the city.
The supermodel poked a little fun at the poster on Twitter Tuesday night, joking, ".@ProjectRunway Designers! We need clothing for these people! Fast!"
Season 12 of "Project Runway" premieres July 18 at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.