Monday, June 23, 2008

Project Runway

I am not a fashionista by any stretch of the imagination. But my daughter has a degree in fashion design and worked for the iconic designer Betsey Johnson (if you're not familiar look her up on the web). I have learned to appreciate fashion and all the creativity and skill that it takes. So I started watching "Project Runway" a few years ago, and then my daughter and I could chat about it the next day. The show is definitely set up to entertain, with infighting and drama - but the talent of these designers blows me away. Each week they're given an imaginative challenge, maybe $100 and 12 hours or so to create something FABULOUS! While in NYC a couple weeks ago my daughter and I walked past a candy store window that displayed one of the Project Runway challenges from last season. They had to create dresses from candy wrappers! If you're interested a new season starts on Bravo in July. (The photo on the right has a dress made of the brown Reese's cup holders.)


Kelly Jene said...

I LOVE that show! I saw that candy wrapper episode and was blown away by their creativity. It's amazing.

Thanks for the update on the new season, I'm totally stoked about it!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I got completely HOOKED on that show a few years ago. I think what is so appealing about it is "The Creative" Aspect. As you said, these designers are so imaginative and talented....I look forward to it a lot....And I lobe Top Chef, for the very same reasons...It is about 'creating' too!
I remember the Candy Wrapper Challange....Very Very clever and hard, too!

forsythia said...

I love that show, too, I loved it when Jay of Pennsylvania won the challenge a few years ago. I absolutely do NOT sew, but I marvel at the creativity of these talented folks.

Mary said...

I've seen a bit of the show in passing - I don't spend much time with TV. But I am familiar with the Betsey Johnson label compliments of my DILs. Her designs are cute but not much for old ladies. I was gifted with one of her large totes and use it when we travel.