Sunday, November 22, 2009

Carol Hannah Whitfield’s exploding skirt

In which I note that I accurately predicted the winner of Project Runway on October 15. Nothing in the final collections made me change my mind about the superiority of Irina Shabayeva’s vision. While the single best look in the three runway shows at Bryant Park may have belonged to Carol Hannah Whitfield’s dress with exploding skirt (or however you characterize that), the cohesiveness of Shabayeva’s collection (here & the following 12 screens) was beyond what previous Runway winners have accomplished. Check out her website for other collections by her.

LA Times on PR’s finale

Talking with Tim Gunn

Stephen Burt on the Project Runway phenomenon
in the current issue of Poetry.