PROJECT RUNWAY: THE LEGENDS EDITION
Creator and director Matt Baney also hosted the show:
“Good Evening Ladies & Gentlemen and welcome to
Project Runway: The Legends Edition an amazing
variation on Tim Gunn, Cherry Grove Style
This year’s cast of characters: aren’t they lovely and talented
Each one trying to follow in the footsteps of
Last year’s Grand Prixe Winner Our own fashionista
Francine who went on to create a line of high fashion recycled
fleece for Patagonia, now featured at Lowe’s
Home Depot is sponsored in our film. As in any Project Runway show
there is a Challenge
Our contestants must design formal evening wear with a budget of
$25 at home depot.
The runners up will be sent by bus to attend a Quilting Circle
during the Annual Kutztown State Pretzel Festival in Pa.
The winner will be whisked away to show at Fashion Week in
Schenectady, New York, the top of the fashion world, including a spread in
(in a fascinating concept of posting photos of our “stars” out of
drag but was too small and quick for people like me who only know one side) :
Beach de Bree rushes the stage like a tsunami of good will to
embrace all -
While her partner Yaneeda Dunes is all dignified beneficence
Shirley Shapiro – looking queenly
The “Dreamgirls “ number – blew a fuse?
Bella threatens from the stage – “And I’m Telling You I’m Not
almost had a wardrobe malfunction to the delight of the crowd
Margo just loves animals – Dumbo never looked this good
Robyn Kradles is single-handedly keeping Marilyn young
Speaking of odd subjects and pairings Urban Sprawl had to try
harder to look redneck macho that Coco as his country sweetheart
Cobra “sings” - I Am What I Am – with a sound delay
Such is the Shapiro Sisters’ diction & delivery I can now sing
along in ‘mama lushen”
Riddle of the Grove personified: a R G(irl) becomes a Drag Queen
becomes R G(uy) - as a Mormon! Terrific!
Ariel sand an unprintable (of course) song about the Oz’
scarecrow’s “If I Only Had the Cash”
Angela was all high energy in a spirited number which had the
Host Baney: “A festive catwalk highlights the work of our
designers Celebrity judges and you the audience will determine who takes
the crown from Francine.
Let’s meet our judges – all well known in the fashion world…
The Olsen Twins
Judges Mena Garcia and Heidi Doom”
(Editor’s Note: all costumes below were really $25 or under at
The utmost in creativity – think I’ll start shopping there – who
Its fashionista Francine – trying to keep out of the frame
N how Joan is feminine again but tacky
Sylvia works the crowd
Give her a hand! Oh, Angela already has two – er, four
China looks pretty stylish at $25 per
A perfect match
Talk about sticking your head in the toilet………..
A crowd favorite
A kiss to you too
Don’t I look great cheap?!
Ohhh – I’m still sexy at any price
A little something I saw hanging in the bathroom
A sight coming…
I swear I’ve seen this dress in Miami
That’s not $25 – she cheated!
That really looks good!
The judges have a difference of opinion!
To help with the decision - Bella Donna Versace
“They killed my brother, so now it’s all about me! I make
everything gray and itchy!”
“No whistles, no stamping of the feet!”
Ariel: “I don’t want to
win this f-ing contest! Are you blind?””
The final four – up to the audience now
“Please join us next year when Project Runway beings high fashion
to Arthur Kills on Staten Island”
A well-deserved standing “O”!
The show is dedicated to Grove legend Harold Seeley who certainly
would have appreciated the ingenuity of the concept and the cast members’
The raucous crowd behind me
(Some photos are deliberately blurred to protect the as yet
un-patented design of the contestant and/or the identity of its wearer)
Great Show Everyone!!!