April 21, 2005
"Fashion can be a real bitch sometimes."
- Heidi Klum
I wanted to watch Project Runway because Flea-fav Michael Kors was to be one of the judges and I have been curious to learn more about how he thinks. But the star of the show turned out to be the, uhh, star of the show. Heidi Klum is an engaging host and suprisingly sweet in comparison with the somewhat terrifying Tyra Banks. She is quite stunning, of course, but watching her lead a pack of models in an impromptu walk at a roof-top party demonstrated the elemental presence that makes her a star and the rest merely gorgeous. Wishing the losing contestant "auf Wiedersehen" and a handshake was particularly charming.
I was astonished at what some of the contestants could put together on short notice using supermarket-sourced materials. The screamingly camp Austin Scarlett's corn husk dress showed true innovation but I was most impressed by Mario Cadenas' Balenciaga-volume shower curtain gown (show spoiler in the first Cadenas link). In fact, I was surprised to see Cadenas there at all as I was under the impression he had already be tapped as one of fashion's next big things.
Update: This link should lead to an introduction to Project Runway.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 21, 2005 09:37 AM
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