Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Project Runway vs. The Fashion Show
Project Runway is making the move from Bravo to Lifetime after a bunch of legal arguments that left everyone wondering if Project Runway would ever appear again. It's sixth season will run on Lifetime staring August 20th, which is much later than I expected.
Bravo didn't want to lose the show so when it did, it created another one--The Fashion Show. No bonus points for name creativity. It's technically not identical to Project Runway (techinically, but really, it looks like it is). There are 15 constants who compete in two (instead of one) weekly challenges. One is a mini challenge from Harper's Bazaar judged by someone from the magazine. The Fashion Show debuts on Bravo May 7, 2009 (Thursday!).
Isaac Mizrahi is the host. Kelly Rowland is a judge(?). And Fern Mallis of IMG Fashion is the judge that's actually credible. I'm assuming Isaac is judging in some capacity. I also assume Kelly is really more of a co-host than a judge.
I trust Bravo with a fashion design show more than I trust Lifetime, but I wonder if Bravo can make a good enough copy to surpass the original. Which do you expect to be the winning fashion show?