Project Runway Season 7: Meet Seth Aaron Henderson
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Okay, we’re gonna slip into our bitchpants for a moment. There.
You know how sometimes readers will get all up in our grill because when we criticize celebrities for their fashion choices, one of our most common critiques has to do with dressing age-appropriately? And you know how red carpet commentary tends to be overwhelmingly women-focussed because there’s virtually no variation among the male celebrities in terms of their fashion choices? See, this led to some thinking that we’re a bit misogynistic for constantly telling women to dress their age.
Darlings, that couldn’t be further from the truth. If there’s one thing that annoys us more than a woman in her late 30s/early 40s trying desperately to look like a 22-year-old, it’s men in their late 30s/early 40s dressing like a 16-year-old. Even worse is when they dress like the 16-year-olds of their own teen years. So yes, our first thought upon viewing Seth’s picture was that he would have fit right in with the crowd of teens hanging outside Chess King at the mall in 1985.
But then we watched his videos…
…and he comes off pretty grounded and low-key. Even more surprisingly, we looked at his portfolio:
And we LOVE it. Like, REALLY love it. The clothes are beautifully constructed, interesting, flattering, and pretty. Best portfolio yet, in fact.
So okay, we judged a book by its cover and we were wrong, which tends to happen when you judge a book by its cover. But darlings, if we can’t make snap judgments about fashion designers based solely on the clothes they’re wearing, who CAN we make snap judgments about?
More on Seth Aaron Henderson at myLifetime.com.
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