Thursday, May 11, 2006
Many of our readers from Canada and elsewhere have been asking us about Project Catwalk, the UK version of Project Runway hosted by Elizabeth Hurley. We have been so starved here in the off-season that we figured, why not? The only problem is trying to get your hands on this show in the States.
Why isn't there a DVD release date? Why aren't episodes available on the U.S. version of iTunes? There is a ready audience that I'm sure would be willing to pony up the cash; I know I'm raising my hand here. Hey, it's something to watch during the off-season.
I've had the opportunity to view a few episodes and I have some impressions.
1. Ben de Lisi is no Tim Gunn.
2. I have a message for Sushino. Karl Lagerfeld called and he wants his fan back.
3. Liz Hurley isn't as bad as we've been lead to believe.
4. Why is there a narrator? The constant stream of gab is my chief complaint.
5. Season One of PC is more like Season One of PR than Season Two.
6. They have an interesting twist with selecting the models each week. The winning designer not only gets a choice of model but also has the opportunity to switch two models of two other contestants.
7. Why are the judges using Polaroids to compare their impressions after the catwalk?
8. Speaking of the judges, I find their chairs distracting. They look like giant marshmallows if giant marshmallows were uncomfortable. (The chairs, not the judges.)
9. And, again with the judges, I have increased respect for Nina, MK and, surprisingly, even Anne Slowey. No one snarks like Michael Kors.
10. Liz Hurley really needed a cheeky, signature way to say goodbye.
I guess what I'm really saying is that if any of us doubted the quality of Project Runway, watch a couple of episodes of Project Catwalk. Oh, And while I would certainly spend the money to buy Project Catwalk, I would only watch it when I get the PR shakes ... er, like right now!