"Michael Kors will not be available for the first four tapings of the third season of Project Runway due to prior commitments to production on his clothing line..."
Do you realize what this means? It means TPTB have DETERMINED a taping schedule!
Hmmmmmmm...... and if they have determined a taping schedule can we also assume it might be sooner rather than later??
And please, no string of celebrity substitutes! Mk is impossible to replace, but at least provide someone with credibility. (stepping down from the soap box now...)
Does anyone out there know where they are in the decisions for Season 3 Casting? I made it to the video round and I'm sick with anticipation!
I'm pulling for more Diane Von myself!
Tbone, I have to agree. I could take this opportunity to make disparaging remarks about Michael Kor's absence on the show being due to the world being depleted of orange skin bronzer, but I won't. Wouldn't it be fabulous if they could get Diane Von Fursternberg back, or the coupe de gras, Ralph Lauren? I know the show is about making the next great AMERICAN designer, but it would be incredible to have some of the international super stars of women's fashion on the show like Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Karl Lagerfeld, I could go on ad nauseam. There are other great names in American fashion as well. The show could get some serious street cred for having urban American designers on like LL Cool J who has a beautiful and sophisticated women's line out, designers from the House of Dereon, or the infamous Sean Combs.
i enjoyed diane too. she's my first pick. i'd like to see jay, anyone from 35d, kara and chloe guest. hopefully it won't be an actress who thinks she has such great fashion sense. it's a fashion show. i want to see people in the fashion business.
anonymous - send us an e-mail, we would love to hear your audition story!
trish and timophile - Diane vonFurstenberg would be perfect! Producers please don't screw this up.
You can already predict the judging controversy beginning with Episode 5. MK returns with no backround knowledge on the designers. Outrage will be guaranteed if he jumps on one of our early favorites.
Ooooh, I can't wait for all the drama of Season Three to start.
Of course my vote for guest judge would be Daniel--but I'm happy knowing that I can look forward to seeing the NYC audition footage.
I would really love to see one of the contestants like Jay, Chloe or Kara Saun return to be a guest judge. I know a lot of people didn't like Jay's guest spot, but I thought he did a fabulous job.
I so agree-I would love to see Chloe, Kara, and the 35D crew judge-I thought Jay's perspective, having been there himself, was great. DVF was a wonderful, wonderful judge-I loved her conversation with Chloe. Debra Messing is lovely and may be very knowledgeable about fashion but I would have like DVF (or another designer) for the runway show. Can't wait till Season 3..at least this year we have each other to pass the time with!! I wonder if the taping schedule did change and now it interferes with some other fashion deadline for MK?
I agree with all of the above comments. I really like the idea of former PR members doing the judging. Santino would be an extremely interesting substitute judge.
But, I could definately see KaraS, Jay, Wendy, Nick, Andre, Kara J, and or Emmett in the MK role. These
PR alums are so smart and passionate--much better
alternatives to fashion crazy actresses. I want to hear
carefully crafted critiques of PR3 designs--and from people who know their craft inside and out. Daniel V would be an amazing judge as well. While this may not be the most politically correct choice on my part, I would also be very interested in seeing Zulema in the role of judge. I know she ruffled some feathers, but I still think she is a smart and interesting PR2 alum. Although I cringed when Zulema insisted that Kara J "cry and cut," the line was so memorable, that every so often when I am losing steam on my work, I find myself saying "you just have cry and cut or cut and cry." Then, I chuckle, and get back on track-- Can you all imagine how fun it would be to have Zulema in her Shatagi alter ego barking "tell it like it is" critiques of PR3 contestants? I think I would just laugh my head off over a Shatangi vs PR3 contestant standoff. The fantasy of this sort of exchange just makes me jump up and down with glee. THANKS ZULEMA!!!
Any guesses about when PR3 will be aired given the taping? Is it possible for BRAVO to get ball rolling by
June or July instead of December? I miss PR2 so much.... it is so frustrating to wait for another PR fix...
I think a PR 12 step program for hardcore fans should be created. Out of curiosity, what shows are you all now watching? I like Top Chef, Blowout, and the Apprentice, but while these shows are fun to watch, I never feel the need to discuss the episodes afterwards.
I don't check blogs or websites for the shows either.
They will probably Do celeb substitutes, since they tend to bring more viewers in than, say Diane Von F. However, being a PR fan, I agree with y'all that I'd rather have a fashionista.
Maybe they would consider the great Manolo? ;D
I will miss Michael, but if they have DVF as the guest til he comes back that would be awsome. I agree Beyonce would be great also, but not Puff-P-diddy-daddy-doo please!! Real designers who know not someone who is just using clothes as a further attactment for making money (and P just shut downs his womans line for it not selling well "under 4 million").
I have to be honest and say that I disagree with those that would like to see former PR participants or celebrities act as judges. I want professional and mature designers who have lots of experience in the business to be the judges.
Although I would not be averse to seeing past contestants making guest appearances now and then, I would rather they were working on creating new lines of clothing and new styles. Remember, PR's stated mission is to find the "next great American designer." The contestants should be concentrating on becoming that. They were, after all, contestants themselves just a few short months ago. How much could they have they matured as designers and how much more experience can they bring to the show now?
As for the celebrities, and even the celebrities that have branched out into design, they me be hot and have huge sales, but how much of that comes from great design and how much from star power? Also, a DVF will be able to look at the designs and see not only what is fashionable now, but can also put it within a historical context. Fashion may be about what is new and now, but it does not develop in a vaccuum. Remember what Tim Gunn taught us: "The entire history of civilization can be told by examining the clothes people wore – fashion – and the environments in which they lived – lifestyle." I want judges that can bring that perspective to the runway as well.
How about Badgley and Mischka? I would certainly say they were well-qualified! They judged the Flower Power episode in Season Two - they went to Parsons and they are riding high on the crest of the success of their latest ad campaign featuring the Olsen Twins. Have you seen those ads? GORGEOUS!
I've got all kinds of designers that I would love to see. Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Donna Karan, Donatella Versace, Isaac Mizrahi, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Muccia Prada, John Galliano, Tom Ford ... the list is actually huge! Of course I loved seeing Diane Von Furstenberg last year (and I would love to see her again). IMO the established designers add so much to the quality of the show.
Heck yes Badgley and Mischka did nicely before Diane V (something so graceful and lovely about her) and Donnatella what a great idea, I would also like to see Kara J and Jay myself but so many wonderful options!
Can I nominate our own Laura K for guest judge?
Everybody already assumes she has a role at Bravo-why not make it true!!! :)
How about Sarah Jessica Parker!
Well, I guess maybe I am not so excited about the 'guest' judges or whatever. I am definitely more excited about a new season airing. I miss PR so much. Although, it will be interesting to see how my mind and heart deals with a new cast after I got so attached to last year's cast. I am just too excited about seeing new designs and new people and more creativitiy, etc.
My two cents worth about guest judging, I do not care really who they choose, just as long as they are credible. Although this could be argued very strongly, because Freddy Liba(sp?) was credible last season right, but he leant nothing to the show or he designers. As far as the final runway judging, I can see some people's desire to have a fashion mogul be the guest judge, but most of these people are showing at FW anyway, and to some extent, in my mind, I find it as a conflict of interest. Maybe I am just stretching there. All I ask is NO Anne Slowey this season. I find her useless.
Anyway, heres to a great PR3.
I spotted Freddy Leiba as the stylist in one of the current fashion magazines - I think it was "In Style." I was like "Oh - Freddy Leiba - he IS a celebrity stylist!"
Anyway, as PR gains in momentum and prestige, I believe we will see more big name judges.
Also I agree that Anne Slowey would not be ...um.... trying to be diplomatic here...the most popular choice as a returning judge.
I think that a judge should be able to watch whatever footage is available of the previous episodes. He or she should also know which designers won the previous challenges. When you consider that the public will be viewing these episodes in a certain sequence and certain things will be highlighted - it just makes a better show when the judges are knowledgable.
For instance if a designer has just won three times in a row - and that designer is once again being considered for a win - well, maybe the guest judge should be aware of it. Also, if a designer creates a great outfit for a particular challenge - but it is blindingly similar to something created in a previous challenge - well, the judge is going to look foolish if he or she is not aware of the earlier design.
Hmmmmm...do we need a new post for judging suggestions?
i heard it was marc jacobs..
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