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On Thursday morning, I took the fashion line (aka the 1 subway) uptown to Lincoln Center for the first show at New York Fashion Week. Project Runway!
I spotted Joe Zee from Elle, Nigel Barker photographer & judge on America's Next Model and Joana Coles from Marie Claire as I walked through the
elegant plaza of one of New York’s cultural icons.
Seated just across from me in the front row were Betsey Johnson, Harvey Weinstein
and the Project Runway judges: Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, Nina Garcia and Guest
Judge Jessica Simpson. No sighting of Tim Gunn sadly. Since the show hasn't gone too far in eliminating people, ten designers showed their collections! They were: Michael D, Valerie, Ivy, Chris, Casanova, Michael C, Mondo, Gretchen, April, and Andy.
I loved Andy’s line the most. It felt like a complete collection. The fabrics, colors, cuts and workmanship were amazing. Each model wore a beautiful silver headpiece to complete the look. The silver dress at left was my fav and I also adored the ruffled chartreuse dress.
From Valerie collection, I thought the colors and cuts of her line overall were great. She had an adorable short turquoise jumper (at left) and I really liked the modern cut of this hot pink dress (at right).
You can watch the video above with highlights of the runway show, courtesy of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
HP is a sponsor of Project Runway where the designer contestants have
been using the HP TouchSmart tm2's to sketch their designs. (See more in
a previous Coquette post here.) Thank you, HP for letting me have a chance to experience the Project Runway fashion show at Lincoln Center. We all received a gift bag with an HP wireless mouse, makeup
from L'Oreal and
Tim Gunn's book Golden
Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work.
Andy, Ivy, Gretchen and Valerie’s parents were all in the
front row directly across from where I was sitting. So I have good reason to think they are the final four. If I had to put money on a winner based on the collections
today, I would say Andy is the clear winner. He also closed the show! I can’t wait to watch the finale to see who wins.
Leave a comment to let us know which designer you think is going to win.