We are all going through major “Project Runway” withdrawal now that the show has been moved to Lifetime. Every episode of the thrown-together Bravo knock-off “The Fashion Show” is equivalent to a so-so episode of “Runway,” but the real nostalgia comes from the longing for “Runway”‘s host Heidi Klum. Here are the top four reasons why Kelly Rowland is no Heidi Klum.
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Gather ’round, people, gather ’round…we have an announcement to make: Tim Gunn, the infamous voice of reason and fashion adviser on “Project Runway,” will become a superhero of sorts in the new comic book series, “Models Inc.” Headed by the industry giant, Marvel Entertainment, the miniseries tells the tale of a Fashion Week murder. When model Millicent Collins is accused, a team of fashion fighters swoop in to help out. This includes Gunn, who turns into an action figure when he jumps into Iron Man’s suit to fight off offenders at an exhibition.
So what does Gunn think of being consecrated in the pages of superhero history? While he’s not certain of how he will be portrayed, Gunn exclaimed, “To say I’m a character in a comic book is wild!” Whatever happens, there’s no doubt that he’ll make it work. [NY Times] Keep reading »
Fans of Candy Land rejoice! This weekend the featured wedding in the New York Times might be one of the quirkiest we’ve seen yet. Held in Dylan’s Candy Bar, Michelle Rosen and David Zornitsky had a candy-themed ceremony as a nod to how the couple met—over a package of Gummi Bears. To show how sweet they are on each other, the space was tricked out to resemble a Disneyland ride — with a lollipop-tree lined aisle, a canopy of Whirly Pops, and a bouquet of cupcakes. The bride wore a dress from “Project Runway” created from Hershey’s and Kit Kat wrappers. Guests noshed on candy sushi, and the first dance was to “Sugar, Sugar.” We think we just got a toothache. [New York Times] Keep reading »
After nearly a year of wondering when and on what channel we’d next see our beloved “Project Runway,” the companies involved have reached a settlement, and the show will make Lifetime its new home beginning with the sixth season this summer.
During the first five seasons of PR, we basically lived for the show. One time, I had it in my head that the show was going to be on at 9 p.m., not 10 p.m., and had to stay at the gym for an extra hour because I didn’t want to miss part of the episode when it finally came on (at its usual time, or course) by leaving to go home. But now that “Project Runway” is coming back, I’m not excited. Keep reading »
We always knew Kenley from “Project Runway” was a little cuckoo, and now we have proof! TMZ is reporting that she was arrested yesterday morning after allegedly attacking her ex-fiance — and throwing a cat at him (among other things). Right now she’s behind bars and charged with six crimes, including 2nd degree assault, 3rd degree assault, and criminal possession of a weapon in the 4th degree. Yikes. Do you think the cat’s okay? [TMZ]
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And I do mean dangerous! Those spikes could mess a bitch up! The “Project Runway” winner just showed at Fashion Week, but chances are, his upcoming line for Payless is the only Siriano-approved hot tranny fierceness the average woman can afford. Expected to be priced at an affordable $25-$45 per pair when they come out in fall, the line of budget footwear is conceptually aligned with Siriano’s fashion line, which used a lot of brown and turquoise. The shoes are certainly fashion forward for Payless, but they’re also a little underwhelming considering the source. Still, when these hits stores, I’m going to check them out in person. They’ve got to be better than the hideous styles designed by Patricia Field and Alice + Olivia. [NY Mag] Keep reading »
Jay McCarroll, the fashion designer who won the first season of “Project Runway,” is the focus of a new documentary that arrives just in time for New York Fashion Week: “Eleven Minutes.” Why 11 minutes? That’s how long his first fashion show will last. The cameras follow McCarroll behind the scenes as he works to live up to the expectations that reality TV bestowed upon him and at the same time expose the insanity that is the fashion industry, of which McCarroll says: “It is the dumbest industry.” Dumb or not, the doc, the cast of which includes the delightful Kelly Cutrone, is a mostly hilarious, sometimes moving look at what it takes to make it — without compromising yourself. The bigger question, of course, is whether McCarroll or any of his reality TV show peers will be able to turn their 15 minutes of fame as reality stars into stars in the real world. Keep reading »
Since the “Project Runway” fiasco hasn’t been sorted out yet, Bravo has a new fashion competition to replace their signature show, which may or may not be heading over to Lifetime. It’s called “The Fashion Show,” and it “will follow professional designers as they strive to make their mark in the dog-eat-dog world of fashion and compete for a chance to have their designs sold for the mass retail market.” The show will debut later this year, and Bravo wants us to pick the last designer to join the competition. After the jump, two potential contenders. Keep reading »
2008 was a year filled with ups and downs. We laughed, we cried, and we captured it all on camera! While 2009 promises plenty of tears — thanks to Brody Jenner’s upcoming show “Bromance,”, we must honor the whimper that was the past 12 months. So, to commemorate those who weren’t afraid to just let it all out, here are the Best Cries Of 2008:
10. Kenley Was Finally Humbled On “Project Runway”
Project Runway’s most hatable hack, Kenley, wouldn’t even tone it down when Tim Gunn gave her a talking to, but Diane von Furstenberg was finally able to break her! Just the mere sight of the fashion icon turned Kenley into mush. Damn, wrap dresses really do amazing things for women! Keep reading »
In case ya’ll missed it, Britney’s birthday was this week, and rumormongers duly noted that Heidi Klum showed up at Britney’s birthday bash. What does it all mean? It could be that Klum is courting the beweaved one for an appearance on an upcoming season of “Project Runway.” Which would certainly be, um, interesting. “‘Heidi’s smart: she knows that Britney can do wonders for a show’s ratings, there’s been a lot of drama at ‘Runway’ — it would be huge for her to get Britney,’” a source stated. On the other hand, Brit-Brit would certainly make for a unique fashion icon. Perhaps contestants could create fashions based on Brit’s many moods. Frap-toting, pink-wigged lunatic with a British accent. Bald-headed in a hoodie, armed with an umbrella. Postmodern school girl gone wild, redeconstructed. The possibilities are endless, really. [Scoop] Keep reading »