Bravo's New Fashion Show Is Gunn Shy, But Not Lacking Pheasant Feathers

May 8, 2009 by SheFindsJenn
shefinds |

I cheated and read some of the reviews of Bravo's new Project Runway replacement, The Fashion Show,

before I watched the premiere last night. They were savage. But even

after seeing the debacle myself, I can't really say that I hated it. I

just miss Tim Gunn.

The static duo of Isaac Mizrahi and Kelly Rowland (better known as one of the girls not Beyonce in Destiny's Child) is like a wet blanket. Isaac is grating and lacks the charm of TG, who seems to have some genuine fondness for the designers. Rowland looks pretty and wears cute clothes -the orange dress above is Zara. Other than that, she just reads off the cue cards.

imageimage

What's good about the show is what Bravo excels at: casting. And wow, what a group of characters. You can't miss Merlin, clad in all red with a 2-foot pheasant feather in his chapeau. Oh, did I mention he was wearing white patent women's boots with 3-inch stiletto heels?

Merlin, along with Johnny and Keith, won the first mini-challenge. They then got to pick their teams, who each had to select one must-have wardrobe item, reproduce it five times, and incorporate it into five different looks.

image

Johnny's group decided that harem pants were their must-have wardrobe item (someone must have seen our post). Too bad no one in the group knew how to sew satin.

Jonny's losiung outfit on Fashion ShowVictoria's Secret convertible dressVictoria's Secret convertible skirt

What seemed like a good idea at first, Keith's group decided to do a convertible stretch wool tube dress that could be worn many ways. But they doubled the fabric, so even the size 2 models looked like sausages. Convertible dresses, like this one from Victoria's Secret, should be form-fitting and flowing. Breathing shouldn't be a problem. 

image

Merlin's bolero and James-Paul's Rubik's Cube dress (which are both available for purchase right now) ended up as the top two designs on the runway. After a sorry pow-wow among Isaac, Kelly, Fern Mallis (IMG Fashion VP) and guest judge Elie Tahari, James-Paul was chosen as the winner.

Shortly after, Isaac told Jonny D they didn't buy his designs. Ha! I wonder how long Bravo marketing took to come up with that one. No matter, it couldn't have been more awkward.

From Our Partners

From Our Partners

Fashion

This Bra Honestly NEVER Goes On Sale -- And Stylists Love It For Their Celeb Clients

February 23, 2018 by Brianna Peters
Buy one in every color!

Fashion

This French Girl Style T-Shirt Is *Literally* Only $15

February 23, 2018 by Brianna Peters
Get it before it's gone!

beauty

4 Face Masks You Can Get At The Drugstore For Clearer, Healthier Skin

February 23, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
These drugstore masks will give you clear skin without breaking the bank

Style

These Jeans Look Good On Every Woman--Get Them For Just $20 Today Only!

February 23, 2018 by Brianna Peters
Seriously run, don't walk!

Shop

10 Must-Have Items Every Couple Should Have On Their Registry

February 23, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
You really need these items on your registry!

beauty

Maybelline Just Released So Many Amazing New Products!

February 23, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
Drugstore makeup has never looked so good!

beauty

These Are The Bestselling Moisturizers At Sephora Right Now

February 23, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
You'll want all of these!

Celebrity

Will Celebrities Wear Black To The Oscars This Year?

February 23, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
#TimesUp

beauty

4 Easy Makeup Tricks Everyone With Almond Eyes Should Know

February 23, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Make the most of your almond eyes!

beauty

These Drugstore Face Serums Will Totally Transform Your Skin

February 23, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Your skin NEEDS this!

beauty

5 Basic Essie Nail Polish Colors Every Woman Should Own

February 23, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
You can't go wrong with these colors!

Food

The One Anti-Inflammatory Food To Eat For Breakfast If You Want A Flat Stomach

February 23, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's already in your fridge!

beauty

The Best (& Affordable!) Neck Firming Products Dermatologists Swear By

February 23, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
These are a game-changer!

Fashion

Here's What's Already Selling Out At Zara For Spring

February 22, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
These are the best sellers.

Style

This Is The Strapless Bra Every Woman Needs For Summer

February 22, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
You're welcome.

beauty

Urban Decay's New Mascaras Are Not What We Were Expecting--But We're Totally Obsessed!

February 22, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
Move over, black mascara!

Style

This Is The Strapless Bra Every Woman Needs For Summer

If you're anything like me, you're counting down ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS