It was recently brought to my attention that there is a British knockoff of my beloved Project Runway, theirs goes by the fresh name of Project Catwalk. Just like our show, the UK version gives twelve talented and hungry fashion designers the opportunity of a lifetime – a chance to have their collection shown at London Fashion Week. The winner also gets a small pile of money and a mentorship with the Top Shop design team (which is way better than blah Banana Republic). Last year’s Project Runway winner, Jay, didn’t even accept the Banana Republic internship.
The UK’s show is hosted by Elizabeth Hurley, I wonder what her ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ catch phrase is…Apparently she beat out Elle McPherson for the job. Supposedly Elizabeth wanted the job soooo badly that she had been bombarding the producers with phone calls to sell herself. Reality Blurred says Hurley “sent an unbelievably professional video presentation of her work, and has boasted that she can use her celebrity fashion contacts like Donatella Versace to add flavour to the show.” She probably just wanted the chance to publicize her crappy swimwear line, Elizabeth Hurley Beach.