Project Runway returns for its seventh season in New York with guest judge Nicole Richie joining Heidi Klum, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia, premiering January 14th at 10 pm ET/PT on Lifetime Television. The first episode is called "Back to New York."
Like every other pointless celebrity, she's got a line of clothing and jewelry, which we suppose we could look up for you and provide examples, but why bother? It's not like she has anything to do with it outside of her name.
Now, some will be quite annoyed by this as they were by Lindsay Lohan's guest appearance. For us, it's a big shrug of the shoulders. We're not naive. We realize that a reality show in its seventh season needs a little star power in order to get attention. And, similar to what we said about Lohan last year, like it or not, Nicole Ritchie has been a "person of interest" to the fashion community for several years now. Not because she's a fashionista herself so much but because she pays people to make her look like one and either through luck, taste, or common sense, has managed to find people that make her look (for the most part) fashionable.
We said "for the most part," didn't we?
We didn't mind people like Debra Messing or Parker Posey or Sarah Jessica Parker back in the day because those women actually have demonstrated some personal style that wasn't merely bought and paid for, but more importantly, they were accomplished women with impressive resumes. Even Lohan has managed to have more of a career than Nicole, one of the worst examples of "famous for nothing" outside her former friend Paris.
We guess we'd put it this way: We understand why a show like PR needs guest stars, but this isn't a guest "star," so much as it's a guest "famous person." Granted, we wouldn't want the show to suffer the embarassment of Miss "I'm too good to breathe the same air as you and there's not a chance in hell I'll ever wear that dress" Nicole Kidman's giant head appearing on a video screen to talk to the designers from
Could they possibly look more pissed off? Much as we'd love to do a NinaCap here, it's kind of tough to do one sans context. You guys do it.
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