Entertainment Weekly has an article that takes a look at the long-awaited upcoming season and the move from Bravo to Lifetime. We have to say, reading this thing, all our reservations are melting away. It sounds to us like they worked their asses off to both keep all the aspects of the show that made it great, while at the same time shaking things up a bit to make it fresh.
There's going to be a lot of bitching about the move to L.A. and the possible overuse of celebrity judges (bitching that we've been more than happy to encourage), but we're willing to give the changes a shot. Let's face it, bitches. It's Project Runway! We're all DYING to see it come back, no matter how much it's changed!
"The first challenge was tackling the logistics of moving from pedestrian-friendly New York City to car-centric Los Angeles. To avoid wasting precious sewing time in traffic, Murray and Rea set up base camp in the city's remote downtown area, making sure key locales — like the sewing room at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising — were within walking distance of the Los Angeles Center Studios' soundstage. Mood Fabrics, which has supplied designers with their materials for five seasons, even opened up a temporary, Runway-only satellite location of their L.A. store near the show's headquarters. Shooting in star-studded Los Angeles, meanwhile, provided a bonanza of celebrity guest judges, including Christina Aguilera, Eva Longoria Parker, and Lindsay Lohan. It also helped inspire an entirely fresh crop of challenges. ''L.A. can be the most laid-back and the most glamorous,'' hints judge Michael Kors. ''It's the land of bikinis and gowns.'' Fittingly, this season the designers will take on challenges centered on the beach and the red carpet. They'll also create garments as a tribute to movies and Hollywood."
WHAT'S NEW ON THE RUNWAY
THE L.A. LOCALE Shooting in a new city ''gave us a little twist, a different energy,'' says EP Cha. ''There was excitement on the set every day.'' Still, the show had to stick to the city's quiet downtown area to steer clear of L.A.'s epic traffic.
MORE CELEB JUDGES The revolving panel includes Eva Longoria Parker, Christina Aguilera, Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Lohan, and Bob Mackie. And once, says Cha, ''we had a near fainting when the designers saw who the guest judge was.''
NEW SPONSORS TRESemme out, Garnier in! Also gone is the Bluefly.com Accessories Wall; contestants will use an array of goods from Macy's. Finally, judge Nina Garcia's new employer, Marie Claire, takes over for Elle as the featured mag.
THE PRIZE: PARIS! This season's winner gets $100,000, a fashion spread in Marie Claire, and an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Paris. Sorry, no more free Saturn Astras for the top designer — but who wouldn't prefer a stroll around the City of Light?
MODELS OF THE RUNWAY The 30-minute spin-off will air each week after Runway and focus on the same drama — but from the perspective of the ladies on the catwalk. ''It's a little looser,'' says EP Murray. ''More behind the scenes.''Read the entire article here.
Some pictures :
Still dressing like a whore. Don't change, Heidi. Don't ever change.
What a bright and sunny workroom! We prefer our designers sun-starved and sleep-deprived.
Les Bitches. Don't ever leave our televisions, ladies.
Bonus video (Look at Tim, working it like a pro! You've come a long way, baby.):
"Heidi and Tim get playful striking a variety of poses for their Entertainment Weekly cover shoot. Heidi and Tim talk about the return of “Project Runway” to its new home at Lifetime at 10 PM and reveal some details about the upcoming season."
Source: 'Project Runway': Inside Season 6! [EW]
[Photos: Mike Yarish/Lifetime - Video: AccessHollywood.com]
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