Thursday, August 21, 2008


I'm not a big fan of reality television, but I confess to two "must sees:" Dancing with the Stars, and Project Runway. The former stems from a love of dance, and Ken's particular love of ballroom dance. The latter, well, there's real substance to the challenges, serious creativity is involved, and the winner actually benefits in the area of his or her vocation. Except for the cooking shows, I can't think of another program that works to promote an individual's talent in such a way. And except for the first couple of season where there was some real nastiness from a few individuals toward others in the competition, the relationships that form appear genuine and the competitors, by and large, behave themselves.

All of this is unnecessary background to laugh out loud at last night's episode. The challenge was to design for some of New York's more "flamboyant" drag queens. What a stitch! I haven't laughed so hard and enjoyed the results so much in a long time. And my favorite line, delivered by Tim Gunn to the designer of the lovely outfit pictured here, was "that looks like a teradactyl in a Gay Jurasic Park." Tim is, if nothing, diplomatic, but he is also frank, and this line delivered the best of both worlds in one.
Michael Kors gets the prize for first runner-up for his "I want those boots" comment to the kabuki-styled DQ. This is one of those times when I think you "had to be there," but I couldn't resist sharing a good laugh.

1 comment:

Jules said...

How did I manage to miss this episode? Hopefully, they will do a replay! Miss you! Did you get the envelope from me?


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