Wednesday, April 1, 2009

"Project Runway" vs. "Fashion Show"

Do you think they'll fight over who gets to play Michael Kors, Nina Garcia and Heidi Klum? I'm thinking Kelly and Fern can hang when it comes to dismissive eyerolls and grunting a la Miss Nina.

UPDATE: So, I log off for a sec and find out that "Project Runway" has been given the OK to move to Lifetime. No word on an air date yet.

Bravo today issued a press release announcing "The Fashion Show," which will debut on the cable network at 10 p.m. May 7.

Fifteen designers will compete for $125,000 and a chance to have their designs sold in the retail market on the show. Hosts will be designer Isaac Mizrahi, singer Kelly Rowland and Fern Mallis, Senior Vice President of IMG Fashion.

Harper's Bazaar is involved, too: the magazine's Special Projects Director Laura Brown will decide the winner of the Mini Challenge every week. Participants will also face an elimination challenge.

Check out the designers here. There are no Charlotteans on the list; Southern designers in mix are from Atlanta and Tennessee.

Will you watch the new show? Will you cry for Nina, Tim Gunn and Mr. Kors? Or are you hoping that Isaac, Kelly and Fern and come up with something more fresh than "Auf wiedersehen."


  1. Couldn't they have thought of a more original idea? I'm pretty sure this concept is currently being done.....

  2. Kelly Rowland? Uggh.

  3. I'll stay true to Project Runway for now (when it comes back). I don't care for Isaac Mizrahi. He's a little tacky. Kelly usually looks pretty good, but I don't know if that's due to her or a stylist.