Monday, March 01, 2010

Project Runway garments on display!

Three looks from the season six newspaper challenge are on display at Topanga Plaza in Woodland Hills, California! Sorry for the terrible cellphone pictures.


mumblesalot (Laura A) said...

How did they look to you? I would like to hear your critique of them.

Sorry I missed the last guests for a week. : (

thanks for the pixs

eric3000 said...


I was so surprised to run into these PR garments! I still have no idea why they are there. I can't find any reference to them on Google. Apparently, it's a promotion for the Los Angeles Times and they are just there in an empty store front on the second floor of the mall. I'm wondering if there were more of them in other parts of the mall that I didn't find (It's a huge, rambling mall).

Anyway, it was pretty exciting to see them because I think it's the first time I've seen anything in person that was actually on the runway. However, I don't think they looked as good as they did on television. Part of that is due to the fact that they are fragile and showing their age.

Irina's coat probably has held up the least well. The scotch tape really shows and it's looking a little ragged. I still think it's the best design of the three.

Christopher's looks well constructed and is very pretty. Again, it didn't look nearly as dramatic as it did on the runway.

Leeanne's was smaller than I expected. It didn't have as much volume as I remember it having. It still just looks like crumpled paper to me. Nice color, though.

Sorry I don't have better descriptions. I was caught off guard and probably didn't take as good mental notes as I would have if I had gone specifically looking for them.

mumblesalot (Laura A) said...

That is odd. Buy the LA times and make yourself a dress promo.

We have empty stores in our mall too. But they just opted for brown butcher paper covering the window. Do you think it could be a butcher promo?

mumblesalot (Laura A) said...

Thanks I always wondered what the garments looked like close up.

eric3000 said...

Ha ha! Yeah, it's better than advertising butcher paper!

This is actually similar to a trend in Los Angeles where empty storefronts are being used as small non-profit art galleries. The artists get free gallery space and the building owner gets a free window display, while waiting for a new tenant. I hope that catches on.

And, to correct my previous comment, obviously, I meant Carol Hannah, not Leanne.