I've always been a fan of Project Runway~well sort of. I've watched it faithfully since its inception, (what eight seasons now?) and have loved watching creativity in motion.
I am not a fan of all the subterfuge; the forced drama, the senseless agony, and the schizophrenic judging. I feel badly for the designers that have to prostitute themselves--design is a tough world--I guess they do what they must.
PR sometimes becomes a popularity contest and after all--I'm not going to know the designer when I buy clothes. Eventually though, it comes down to the judges taste, and as Michael Kors said, ..."Mexican or Chinese?".
Myself? Even my fantasy of being on Project Runway wouldn't last long. I'd be the old lady of the group, I'd be a one trick pony designing commercial clothes for the matronly set. After all, I'd be designing clothes that were appropriate yet fun for women my age (particularly bathing suits).
The fashion world is a weird place for sure, and I don't think I want to be going there anytime soon. I'll take some style, thank-you very much--and a touch of fashion.
Nitty-gritty: Your fave--Mondo or Gretchen?