I’m not especially into reality competition shows. I don’t watch any television where people sing or dance or survive or race amazingly across the globe. The exception, my love, is Project Runway. Yes, my heart belongs to Michael Kors, Nina Garcia, Heidi Klum, and Tim Gunn.
Season Nine has barely begun and I’m already addicted. The challenges have been difficult and creative. Design a couture gown out of the pajamas you’re wearing? Yes, please. Make something glamorous out of pet store supplies? Oh, HELL yes! For the record, I’d wear that bird seed dress on the red carpet.
Last episode the designers were paired up to create looks for stilt walkers. Think costumey with very long pants. The runway was my least favorite of all time, with the models lurching awkwardly in the clothes, arms flailing about for balance. Who could look at the clothes when one of the giant mutants might fall, crushing and killing celebrity judge Kim Kardashian? No, no, no. Let’s get back to the normal models next week, people.
Some early picks: