Posted by Dan May 7th, 2009 at 01:02pm In The Fashion Show
Tonight marks the premiere of The Fashion Show — Bravo’s Screw-You-Lifetime-We’ll-Just-Make-The-Same-Show-With-Isaac-Mizrahi response to the loss of Project Runway.
Clearly, since it’s been twelve years since the last season of Project Runway (remember? LeAnn? Crazy Kenley?), this will basically be catnip for all of us who feel deprived from the couture as competition genre. Unless you’re super-hardcore and acquired Project Runway Canada or Australia. But I’ll definitely be watching, since I’m sure it’ll be made with the same high production values and basic structure. Sounds pretty hard to screw up — but we’ll see what happens.
I have to admit — I’m already prepared to be annoyed by Isaac Mizrahi. From my experience watching his various talk shows and seeing him in every corner of television, I’m a little put-off by his enthusiasm for absolutely everything. With his talk show guests, he’s always so effusive that it makes it all the more obvious he’s just a fantastic bullshitter. It’s a sort of fakery that is a little milder and less catty than Jonathan Adler on Top Design. But, then again, his job is to serve as a critic on this show — so hopefully there’ll be none of that schmooziness.
Also, Kelly Rowlands (formerly of Destiny’s Child) is on board as a host and judge, although I’m not sure what qualifies her — other than being hot and friends with Beyonce.
Here’s a clip of some contestants trying to make MC Hammer pants and then some dude poising himself to become this season’s villain. Unless he gets cut in the first episode, which seems entirely possible.
The show is on Bravo at 10 p.m.