Thursday, March 09, 2006


With regards to Project Runway, my first instinct, as it turned out, was correct:

I’ve already decided – weeks ago in fact – that [Daniel] Vosovic, who until recently was a competitive gymnast on the national level, is the one who should win. If he doesn’t, it will be because [Chloe] Dao – who was born to Vietnamese parents in Laos as they made their way to the U.S. – has more experience. In some ways, she already is what he’s trying to become (check out her fall 2004 line), a successful designer.

Chloe’s professionalism was the element cited by the judges in naming Dao as the winner of Project Runway. And while I didn’t feel that her collection as a whole held together as well as a statement as did the more subtle colors & textures offered by bad boy Santino Rice, it’s worth noting that Dao took the most risks, and that is exactly what the judges wanted. Michael Kors made a point of offering Vosovic a job before he could even leave the runway. Maybe Kors is the winner of Project Runway after all.

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