Reality Series "Project Runway" a Fashion Design Home Run


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by Kelly Richardson
Fashion School Review Columnist

December 19, 2005


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The hot new Bravo reality television series "Project Runway" is a delicious slice of the fashion design pie. Take a bunch of fashion design hopefuls, give them outrageous design projects, and watch the sparks fly. Here is an inside look at the "Project Runway fashion reality phenomenon.

Fashion design professionals, and the whole world for that matter, is talking about the hippest reality television show to hit the market. "Project Runway," the devilishly fun fashions design reality competition, is beginning its second season as the reigning show on the Bravo lineup. This program has all the makings of a classic, with impressionable characters, impossible projects, and the occasional nervous breakdown.

Project Runway: One Hot Fashion Design Show

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  • Familiar Formula. Following in the footsteps of "The Apprentice", Project Runway sticks to a winning formula of interesting personalities with a fashion design subtext that promises exciting moments.
  • All-Star Host. Leading the judges is supermodel and pregnant mom Heidi Klum. Aside from her natural beauty, she has a knack for making event he most dejected fashion design reject feel important.
  • Reality TV Slump. "Project Runway" is going against the grain of once-great reality television programs tinkering out.

Who knew that a reality program about fashion design could cause such a stir? But according to fashion design professionals, this program has a lot to offer the industry. If you have an eye for fashion and know what looks good, then you can complete a fashion design program from an area college and enter this exciting industry. Here are details on a fashion design program.

Fashion Design Program Lowdown

  • Education. A degree in fashion design is typically a four-year degree from a technical school or local fashion college.
  • Environment. After graduating from your fashion design program, you will be working in hip studios and chic fashion boutiques.
  • Career Outlook. If you are talented and you have the advanced program training, you will be in demand in the world of fashion design.

From the classroom to the studio, completing a fashion design program can translate in to an exciting career. And you might even find yourself on a future episode of "Project Runway."

About the Author
Kelly Richardson covers the local education and technology scenes in major cities across the country. His articles appear in a variety of respected educational journals, periodicals, and e-zines.

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