As M.I.S.S. mentioned before, Project Runway is moving to LifeTime. So what’s to fill the huge empty void at Bravo? The Fashion Show. The Fashion Show will have a fun female host and fashion savvy male mentor who knows the do’s and don’ts of design: Kelly Rowland and Isaac Mizrahi. Rowland and Mizrahi along with Vice President of IMG Fashion, Fern Mallis, will serve as judges for the competition. A total of 15 contestants will compete each week in what’s called the Harper’s Bazaar mini challenge, which is judged by the magazine’s Special Projects Director Laura Brown, and an elimination challenge.
For each week, the winning design will be manufactured and sold on Bravotv.com. For the finale, the winning designer will be voted for by the viewers instead of the judges. The prize? $125,000 and the opportunity to have their clothing line sold in the retail market. The Fashion Show may sound like a Project Runway rip-off but it’ll be interesting to see the designs that come out of it, especially when the contestants face two challenges every week instead of one compared to PR. And even if the designs aren’t good, everybody knows reality t.v. exists because of the personalities they feature.
Check the video below and get to know a bit about the contestants, then see them in action during The Fashion Show season premiere on Thursday, May 7th, 2009 at 10PM ET/PT.
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