Archive: Project Runway

'Project Runway': Victory and the Fierce Factor

Over the past few months, he's been called Boy Wonder, Sister Christian, Chris Kattan, Bubbles Boy, Princess Puffysleeves and Harvey Fierce-stein. Now, however, fashion's newest figure can be called Champ. Christian Siriano (Getty) The $100,000 winner's check, of course, will still be made out to "Christian Siriano," thankyouverymuch. And if...

By Michael Cavna | March 6, 2008; 08:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Project Runway': Christian Siriano Speaks

With nearly all precincts reporting, Rami is polling at 60 percent to win "PR" tonight -- can more than 1,600 of you be wrong? Last week we asked you who would emerge victorious from Bryant Park tonight, and Rami received the majority of the more than 2,800 votes cast. So...

By Michael Cavna | March 5, 2008; 06:40 AM ET | Comments (7)

'Project Runway': Tim Gunn Tells All

Travelin' Tim Gunn steps into the gleaming Silverlake studio of Rami Kashou, surveys his risky pieces, and suddenly it isn't hard to imagine that Rami will -- by episode's end -- edge Costume Chris March by a hair. Little could we predict, however, that it would be by a *human*...

By Michael Cavna | February 28, 2008; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (8)

'Project Runway': Tim Gunn, Man About Towns

If there's a nicer gent than Tim Gunn roaming the reality-show dial -- when not roaming the red carpet -- we've yet to make his acquaintance. The man's in New York. The man's in the City of Angels. He's got places to go and Galliano dresses to see, yet here...

By Michael Cavna | February 27, 2008; 11:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Project Runway': Your Picks for The Gunnys

We heard by e-mail. We heard by phone. And from one fashion-forward Washington shopkeep, we even heard by absentee ballot: The votes have been tallied for the first GUNNY AWARDS, named for the classy Tim Gunn and bestowed upon the best and worst of the current "PR" season. The winners...

By Michael Cavna | February 21, 2008; 03:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

'Project Runway': The Oscars of Being Auf'd

Oh, the guilty joys of this episode each season. Old-home week. The blasts from the past months. Our favorite reunion since Romy and Michele headed back to their 10-year high-school shindig in the '90s film. This season, call it "Rami and Michael's High School Reunion." Rami laughs at himself. Michael...

By Michael Cavna | February 21, 2008; 09:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Project Runway': The Gunny Awards

Amy and Herbie rocked the Grammys. Daniel Day-Lewis will drink of the winner's "milkshake" at the upcoming Oscars. But with the last challenge of the "Project Runway" season airing last night, it's time for "The Gunnys." Named for Washington favorite son Tim Gunn (natty co-host and Corcoran alum), the Official...

By Michael Cavna | February 14, 2008; 08:38 AM ET | Comments (10)

'Project Runway': Spandex Meets These Violent Femmes

Sometimes, the simplest of television recipes yields the surest, sweetest entertainment. Last night, that recipe called for: Chris the Costume Designer. A wrestling diva. And a $100 trip to Spandex House. What a pity it would have been if the once-Auf'd Costume Chris had not been around for what was,...

By Michael Cavna | February 7, 2008; 08:02 AM ET | Comments (7)

'Project Runway': The Acid Wash of Ricky's Tears

When he reigns, it pours. Yes, even when Ricky L. ("L" as in: "I know Lingerie!") emerges victorious from a challenge, as he did last night, the waterworks gush forth. Win or lose, he's got the blues. Emotions run high on the runway. Welcome to Ricky's Roller Coaster, where even...

By Michael Cavna | January 24, 2008; 02:53 PM ET | Comments (8)

'Project Runway': The John McCain of Milan

Someone check Chris Marsh's lodgings for contraband. We know from seasons past that smuggling patterns into your room is a big "Runway" no-no, but that's not quite the reference materials we have in mind. (As Chris himself would drone in spirited exasperation: "Puh-leeez.") No, we suspect Chris has been studying...

By Michael Cavna | January 17, 2008; 04:21 PM ET | Comments (3)

'Project Runway': Jersey Girls Run Amok

Ever in fashion, leave it to this week's "Runway" to feature a Hillary Moment. There sat the spotlight-loving competitor, who week after week had been tough-talking and smart and confident to the point of perceived smugness -- seeming utterly sure of electoral victory. All the others in the field were...

By Michael Cavna | January 10, 2008; 03:48 PM ET | Comments (3)

'Project Runway': Reese's Designer Pieces

Somehow, sadly, it was oh-so-fitting that the contestant named "Sweet P" would flame out miserably this week on a design challenge that involved copious amounts of corn syrup -- from Twizzlers vines to Reese's cups. But who among us anticipated that it would be Elisa -- the usually reliable queen...

By Michael Cavna | January 3, 2008; 03:20 PM ET | Comments (2)

'Project Runway': Tim Gunn, the Perfect Stocking Buffer

We're putting in our request now, hopeful that we'll jussst beat the seasonal rush: Tim Gunn, we want you to come to our family holiday dinner. Scratch that: We NEED you to attend our family holiday dinner. What other TV personality this side of Oprah has the required mix of...

By Michael Cavna | December 13, 2007; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (2)

'Project Runway' -- One Fan's Rant: Pleather 'Tis Nobler...

It's really becoming rather embarrassing, honestly. Just look at it, hanging out there, unsightly and unseemly, the ghastliest of baffling design flaws. We speak not of the contestants' silhouettes, but rather of the very set-up of "Project Runway's" Team Challenges. This is a woefully rogue problem -- one that rests...

By Michael Cavna | December 6, 2007; 02:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

'Project Runway': Doing the Tiki Quickie...

Quite unofficially, "Project Runway" has a brand-spankin'-new catchphrase. Heidi may "Auf" us and Tim may encourage/chide us to "make it work," but based on last night's episode, the show's true go-to, in-the-heat-of-battle, woe-is-my-design utterance is now: "I'mmm...freeeakin'...out!!" And man-oh-man, were they. The latest challenge was to design on on-air outfit...

By Michael Cavna | November 29, 2007; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (5)

'Project Runway': Scenes From 'Sex and the Pity'

I. Started. Crying. As advertised, three simple words provided a big surprise last night on "PR4" -- they just weren't the *same* three words that Bravo had been teasing and touting for days through a silky veil of clues. Sarah. Jessica. Parker. THAT was the triple-word Big Score that the...

By Michael Cavna | November 22, 2007; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Project Runway': A Touch of 'Sex & the City'?

Celebrity. Fashion. Icon. We don't know exactly what the criteria are to be considered a "celebrity fashion icon" -- one is (a.) semi-famous; and (b.) generally favors garb? -- but as Week Two of "PR4" struts out tonight, we hear through the television grapevine that a such a creature will...

By Michael Cavna | November 21, 2007; 01:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

'Project Runway': Grading on Their Curves

Open your blue books, people. Pop quiz. One question: pass/fail. After four seasons at Heidi High, you're either in...or you're out of touch. Auf wiedersehen. The question: As this fourth-year senior of a show returned last night, why is Bravo's "Project Runway" so broadly, wildly addictive? The answer, of course,...

By Michael Cavna | November 15, 2007; 08:35 AM ET | Comments (8)

'Project Runway': Are We In? Oh, We Are SO In.

Really, only one term comes to mind as "Project Runway" die-hards chatter and text and ping tonight's season kickoff at a fever pitch. No, not "Auf Wiedersehen!" Nor "Guten Tag." But rather: "Verklempt!" As in: I haven't seen so many fellow Klum Clubbers so "verklempt" (or verklemmt) since Heidi recently...

By Michael Cavna | November 14, 2007; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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