Fashion Friday comes a day early this week!
So, first Project runway left Bravo. Then a lawsuit ensued. Now Project Runway 6 is finally set to start on Lifetime on August 15, and reports are that it will include a cheating scandal. In the meantime, Bravo is launching their own fashion design show: The Fashion Show.
In something that is obviously meant to draw on Project Runway’s success, The Fashion Show involves fifteen professional designers competing in a fashion creative competition. The show is hosted by designer Isaac Mizrahi and performer and actress Kelly Rowland. I’m a fan of both, so that alone might make me watch. They are joined in judging by Senior Vice President of IMG Fashion, Fern Mallis.
Each week the designers will face off in two challenges-- a mini challenge and an elimination challenge. In something different from the way Project Runway chooses things, America will choose the ultimate winning contestant, who will have a clothing line available for retail and will win a $125,000 prize.
At first, I rolled my eyes at what seems to be a Project runway knockoff, but in the end, I am intrigued. So I plan to watch it. Do you?
The Fashion Show premiers tonight (May 7, 2009) at 10pm eastern/9pm central.