And there we did it. Fashion has OFFICIALLY invaded television. Project Runway, Jane by Design (more on what is now my favorite show later), and now, Fashion Star. I'm not a fan of the name, but I LOVE the theory. Watching something go down the runway, judged, and then being able to buy it RIGHT THEN is brilliant.Alas, it's been done before. In Japan every year, there is a mega fashion show called the Tokyo Girls Collection. It follows basically the same principle. In reality, last night's premire was sort of..ehhh. And the opening act fell a little flat. I don't know about you, but I'm just not the bigggest fan of models in lingerie and cheap wigs running down a runway to throw themselves at a motercycle, then stand up and strut away. As for the designers, nothing I saw really gripped me, and several were, as Nicole Richie put it best, "all KINDS of no." And that Australian idiot with the "fashion forward biker jackets" (NOT) called to mind that saying "Light travels faster than sound, which is why someone appears bright until they open their mouth." I still can't believe he opened his mouth and told JESSICA SIMPSON, a MENTOR, that she didn't know what she was talking about, because women have no idea whats going on in menswear. I kept thinking "It's time for you to shut up now.." and he KEPT TALKING. He obviously wasn't picking up on my telepathic waves. Anyway, he was sent back to the land of the sheep. In case you missed last nights episode, I have it for your here :)
I think this show has potential, but I'm not sure if it's going to live up to it fast enough.I guess we'll have to wait and see.