One thing upon which we all can agree, this stupid blog just doesn’t have enough Nina.
In the latest issue of Elle Magazine (sorry darlings, the article’s not online), La Fabulista offers her thoughts on the success of Project Runway and reveals some of her favorite looks and designers from seasons past. Here are some snippets you can all rip to shreds discuss calmly.
“Looking back on season one, I am amazed at how the show – from the contestants who have participated to the roster of designers who are currently competing – has evolved and impacted the fashion industry and the way it has inspired young talent.”
“Getting to know the contestants from day one, seeing how they evolve and muster the perseverance to make it to New York Fashion Week to realize their dreams, is the most rewarding thing about being involved in the show.”
“Some of my favorites didn’t actually win.”
“Austin really stood out among the other designers because he had such a clear design aesthetic.”
“No matter how outrageous the challenge, like designing a dress out of supermarket finds, he approached each one with a sense of practicality and was able to articulate his vision eloquently.”
“He was handsome, talented and bright beyond his 24 years – the total package.”
“He had a clean style that developed throughout the competition.”
“Always chic, sophisticated, and collected in the most stressful situations.”
“Laura was consistently able to create a signature look.”
We looked and we looked and we could find not one word about Santino anywhere in the article. The dress appears under her favorites, but she didn’t say anything about him. She still fears for her life, poor thing.
She also offered this little observation:
“As Project Runway has evolved, so have its contestants. What started out as a platform for budding talents to gain recognition has evolved into a show that attracts established designers who already run successful businesses, have worked for legendary designers, or have done costumes for television and movies. The new contestants are testaments to the very awareness that Project Runway has provoked.”
She talks about that like it’s a good thing.