Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fall 09 Fashion Week - Project Runway

The lawsuit our beloved Project Runway is currently embroiled in has so far prevented season six from being aired on either Bravo or Lifetime. Rather than leave the designers in complete limbo, in a great example of "the show must go on" (even if the show is not going on) there was a Project Runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fall 2009 Fashion Week. I was lucky enough to attend and got to sit next to the lovely and talented David Dust. He got some photos of the event, but I couldn't get my camera to work properly....

I did get a snap of this freak though, after the show.  It's season four designer Carmen (like the opera) Webber (like the grill).  The only way the poor thing can get attention is to look like a freak.  As if the tacky sequined lamé zebra print leggings weren't hideous enough, she wore some sort of penis-head-shaped head covering with a little red hat on top of that. She's actually a beautiful girl. Why that wasn't good enough (and attention-getting enough) is beyond me.

Anyway, I digress.  How was the show?  Well, it was interesting.  And completely anonymous. There were three collections, so no decoys, and we did not get to see or learn the names of the three who presented.  I thought that was kinda brilliant, since it really doesn't ruin the season for us, if and when it does air. Of course, the third collection has a definite aesthetic that we'll certainly be looking for when we watch.  That designer will probably be fairly easy to identify.  Of course, I could be wrong - Santino Rice played it completely safe when he got to Bryant Park and it was impossible to predict that after seeing the ridiculousness that he put out during the season.

Want to see the designs?  Ok - keep reading!


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