Project Runway 10th Anniversary Party

Posted on July 18, 2012

Darlings, are you all ready for tomorrow night? And if you ask, “Why? What’s happening tomorrow night?” we will weep over your ignorance and question your Bitter Kitten-ness. It is, after all, the premiere of Project Runway’s tenth season, and to celebrate this milestone, the old gang got back together again for a blowout in NYC.

“To celebrate Project Runway’s milestone 10th anniversary, Lifetime, in partnership with Friends of the High Line, will transform a portion of the High Line in New York City into a virtual runway with a dynamic, 20-foot long, interactive installation on the elevated park featuring the stars of the Emmy® Award-nominated hit show host Heidi Klum, mentor Tim Gunn and judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia.”

We had what they call a “prior commitment,” and wound up not going, which makes us sad. But to be perfectly honest, after last week’s frantic 2-day sprint through Manhattan, and with another frantic trip scheduled for next week, we probably made the right choice.



Heidi Klum in Francesco Scognamiglio

We’re surprised by how low-key this outfit is. You would think this would be one of those times Fraulein Klum would bust out the tight, short, ‘n shiny. Then again, the number of straight men in the room was probably in the single digits and maybe she didn’t want to put up with the hassle for such a small audience. The dress is pretty and we love the shape of it on her. The shoes are sad and the hair is really sad. Seriously, girl. Did you stop off on your way home from the Y?

Tim Gunn

Sir Tim, we heartily approve of your Big Plaid Suit. Personally, we would have recommended a higher contrast tie than that, but otherwise, you look quite smart.

As for the rest of the attendees, we wouldn’t feel right ripping their ensembles. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about reality competition stars, it’s that they’re all narcissistic, attention-seeking misfits  regular people, for the most part, and don’t have access to stylists or make the kind of money that allows them to dress like a celebrity. Still, you go on with your fey self, Austin Scarlett. Also, we have no idea what’s going on with Anthony Ryan. And Kenley? We could have told you ahead of time that kneesocks on a step-and-repeat was never going to work. Camera angles, darling. Please make a note of it for next time.


Austin Scarlett


Kenley Collins


Kimberly Goldson


Bert Keeter


Peach Carr and Jack Mackenroth


Viktor Luna


Ping Wu


Mondo Guerra


Jay McCarroll 


Kevin Christiana


Anthony Ryan Auld


Korto Momolu


Chris March


Andrae Gonzalo


Joshua McKinley 


[Photo Credit: Getty/Wireimage]

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  • Siege

    Oh, it’s Andrae, our little lamb! 

    • Am I the only one who says his name out loud in Santino’s voice EVERY.SINGLE.TIME?

      •  Oh my dear, not by a long shot.

        • Kristin McNamara

          HAHA exactly what I was going to write. In fact, I’d venture to say that in the context of PR, that name doesn’t ever get said in any voice OTHER than Santino’s!

      • Call me Bee

        Nope.  His name should always be said in Santino’s voice (doing Tim Gunn) every single time. 

      • I do as well….and recall the fun story Santino made up about he and Tim in the workroom.

      • MarissaLG

        Not at all! The second I saw his picture it played it my head- “Andre, what happened to Andre?”

        • Lisa

          I know!!!

      • kikisayshi

         No! It’s always Andraayyyy. Love it!!

      • Sobaika


        • meowing

          didn’t the story involve Andrae and Tim going to Red Lobster?? (Edited: sorry, see below that many other Bitter Kittens remember it as well!)

          •  I believe it ended up being a lover’s spat at the Red Lobster with Andrae fleeing…and “Tim” muttering the now infamous “Where’s Andrae?”

          • DebbieLovesShoes

            Exactly.  I was laughing so hard, there was no sound and I was clapping like a rabid seal. 

          • Lisa

            If you thought that was good, go on to YouTube and look up “Santino Rice Tim Gunn imitation” – you’ll get the part shown on the show, but you’ll also get Santino doing his imitation of Tim singing Nine Inch Nails at Daniel Vosovic’s request.  It’s not only hilarious to see (and given the lyrics, you’ll see why it wasn’t aired), but Daniel V. absolutely loses it, which is totally nfectious!

          • MoHub

             People tend to forget that Santino also did a dynamite Michael Kors.

          • Lisa

            “She looks like she just came from RENFAIRE!  It looks like a baboon exploded all over her ass!”  “Okay, Michael, okay, okay…”  I love his Michael Kors!

          • DebbieLovesShoes

            Omagosh.  Laughing my way into an asthma attack. 

      • I didn’t even watch that season, and I say it.

      • Celandine1

        Every single time for sure, and it was the only thing that I liked about Santino.

      •  That, and “Where the HELL is my chiffon?!”

        • Sobaika


        • Judih1

          That is my favorite Andre memory

      • AngelaGreen

         Negative.  All right thinking people do that.  Few people bring me as much joy as Andrae and Santino’s utterance of his name thereof.

      • Lisa

        I can’t NOT say it that way!

      • TheOriginalLulu

        That’s some classic PR right there. Give me the good ole days when the contestants had mad talent and wit as well.

      • MoHub

         In Santino’s voice doing Tim Gunn.

      • librarygrrl64

        Nope. Santino imitating Tim, ALWAYS. “Where’s Andraaaaaeeee???”

    • Where’s Andrae?!

  • FashionShowAtLunch

    I can’t even look at the word “Andrae” without hearing Santino’s voice narrating an imaginary date between Andrae and Tim Gunn at Red Lobster. Oh, the glory days of PR. 

    • Ali

       Haha, me too. My friends and I will sometimes still go “Andrae!” just like Santino. I want that season back.

      • When that season came out, my daughters were 3 and 5. Both girls would say, “Andrae, you hurt my feelings at the Red Lobster”.

      • makeityourself

        Gosh, me too.  My kids and I (now 12 and 16) say “Where’s Andrae” in Santino’s voice anytime, anywhere and it always cracks us up.  Love it!  Miss it!

    •  “where’s Andrae?, where’s Andrae, where’s Andrae?”

    • Pennymac

      I’m hearing it my head everytime I’ve read it here! LOL

    • same here, I was reading everyone’s name above their pictures and when I saw Andrae’s, Santino’s voice went off in my head

  • Beth G

    Josh… JOsh JOsh Josh Josh Josh…. still such a … well a word I won’t say.  But yeah for looking like the guy at our local roller skating rink who still things is 1978.

    • Spicytomato1

      My first thought was…Village Person.

      • My first thought was “Village Person Halloween Costume.”

      • Lisa

        “YMCA” immediately started running through my head.

      • sherrietee

         My first thought was … Bad Freddy Mercury impression.

    • ghopping

      it’s mr. slave from South Park!!!!

      •  Right?!!!! 

        • Megan Dietz

          jeezus chriiiist

      • Vlasta Bubinka

        I thought Rob Halford impersonator.

        • See now, I can’t think of him without hearing Beavis & Butthead singing “Breakin the law, breakin the law”.

          But maybe that’s just me…

          • Vlasta Bubinka

            Yeah, I hear it too.. heh heh…

      • Celandine1

         OMG you made me scare my poor cat with the shrieking peels of laughter!

        • ghopping

          😀 I do what I can.

      • TheDivineMissAnn


      • minnye

        except Mr Slave was a super nice guy!

      • MoHub

         You have insulted Mr. Slave.

    • There is nothing like a leather cap and big leather boots to make a guy like Josh just scream “I aspire to be a power bottom.”

      • Somehow I doubt Joshua need aspire to that position.  He oozes “pushy bottom” from every pore.

        • Pushy bottom, I’ll grant you.  But power bottom?  He seems way too prissy.  (I’m making a distinction between the two the details of which I suspect are better suited to another forum.)

          • Yes, you’re quite right, another forum, another time.

  • i found myself saying, again and again, “oh dear lord, really?”   What were these supposed arbiters of style and taste THINKING?  Yes, I am looking at you, Anthony Ryan and Mondo Guerra.
    However, Peach Carr looks AWESOME!  Austin, all I can say is,….of course.

    • Jesus, Mary and Joseph Smith — they cannot dress themselves.

      •  Honestagawd.  its a phenomenon I’ve noticed with a lot of designers. They’re great with everyone else, but their perspective evaporates when it comes to themselves.  (WHAT a surprise)

        • birkatbaby

          Oh it’s definitely true – I AM a designer, can’t dress myself for the life of me without asking a million opinions.  People don’t get it.  I don’t get it!

          • I bet you’re better at it than you think. Sounds like you’re just letting other people’s expectations get in the way.

    • Celandine1

      I really liked Ping’s dress. I wonder if she designed it. Anthony Ryan has stank boot and he has a blanket stuck in the waistband of his pants, at least I hope it’s a throw of some kind and not some scary TP trailing back there.

      •  I did too. She looks, nearly sane.  lol
        As for Anthony, I took a good LONG look at his, *ensemble* and determined this much.  He has on a shirt, over that a long sleeved knitted coat which is what’s giving him the appearance of tails, and a black vest over all that. Can you hear Nina saying “Edit”?  And I just can’t even about those insane rolled up paper bags he’s wearing that are standing in for shorts.

        • Celandine1

           Oh good lord I see the lapels of the knitted coat sticking out from under the vest now. Also just noticed he is imitating Anya’s hair. AND I almost snorted diet coke out my nose after reading your comment about the “insane rolled up paper bags” as shorts!

          •  Yeah, gotta say, I’m sorry he’s still doing the Anya hair. its not flattering to him in the least.

          •  ohmigod YES! Crazy-ass Anya hair! Someone needs to tell him, we’ve moved on, dahling!

          •  Besides, mohawks aren’t retro yet.  They’re just tired.

        • Kimbolina

          It’s a million degrees out in the north east.  HOW is he wearing so many layers?!

          • Two possibilities. A: the boy is as baked as a Sunday supper Ham. Or B: He ascribes to the notion that beauty is pain.

          • turtleemily

             Isn’t he from New Orleans? This is probably fall weather for him.

      • Girl_With_a_Pearl

        When Ping is the best and most sensibly dressed designer in the room, something is definitely not right.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Peach Carr and Jack Mackenroth look totally adorable in that photo, and now I”m remembering Jack carrying Christian Siriano in a duffel bag during one episode of Season 4….

      • fashionablylate

        Yes! And I agree, I think they look cute!

  • Judy_S

    I think Heidi looks pretty, and somehow younger than when she’s  squeezed into a square yard of lamé.

    • makeityourself

      Yes, to that.  And how is it that Ping and Heidi are almost dressed identically?   They both could have used a different shoe. 

  • Oh, JOSHUA. *eye roll*

  • Judy_J

    I agree with your comment about Tim’s tie.  A contrasting tie would elevate that plaid suit.  And doesn’t Bert look dashing?  Mondo is adorable as always, Austin Scarlett is Austin Scarlett.  Pin looks shockingly normal.

    • meowing

      Tim’s pose always makes me think he’s saying “me?  I’m just a wee little fashion god, that’s all” and truly meaning it.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Whether that was the real Tim Gunn or the Timbot 3000 that was on during the late unlamented last season of PR, he is looking very smart.

    • formerlyAnon

      Mr. Keeter’s pale plaid pocket square is perfect!

  • Geoff Dankert

    Sorry, I broke up with Project Runway after the Anya season, so this blog will be as close as I get to the show, but it’s nice to see everyone again.

    Peach and Jack look like they’re promoting their new one-hour detective procedural on Lifetime, “Hot Flashes.” 

    And Josh … really? In New York in July? GIRL.

    • makeityourself

      I broke up with PR then too.  So while I still consider myself a BK, I am over PR forever.  Thank goodness for our original Project Rungay wizards, Tom and Lorenzo.  Reading this blog is almost always one of the best parts of my day.

    • Snailstsichr

       I would so totally watch a show with Peach and Jack. Actually I’d love to do margaritas with Peach.

      • Courtney Ashe

         Or let them do MST3K style commentary on the new season and call it a day.

    • I only lasted through Seth Aaron. I think it went to 90 mins after that, and I just don’t have the time.

  • Call me Bee

    I am excited beyond repair for tomorrow’s premier.  Yes–the new season may be just as lame as last time, but I am ever hopeful that it may turn out ok. 
    Looks like everyone had a great time; nice to see the old faces…(except Josh.  Douche.) 
    Jay??!?  Apparently couldn’t get home in time to change after the trip to The Islands. 

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Ping looks like the sanest person there, clothes-wise, and Austin looks more down to earth than most of the guys.  Is that a sign of the apocalypse? ;p

    • Lilithcat

      Actually, the apocalypse arrived in Chicago yesterday, when a cabbie declined a tip.  Seriously.  I am not lying!

      • sagecreek

        Were you able to dodge the flying pigs?

        • That’s the aPORKalypse.

          • rougeort

            That made my day right there… I am cracking up at the gate home from Chicago and everyone is staring at me 🙂

  • MissAnnieRN

    Joshua looks like one of the village people. And I still want peach to be my new BFF

  • I was totally fine not judging them, until I got to Josh. Rolled my eyes, then automatically feared tomorrow night. 

    • Spicytomato1

      The same thing happened to me! What a buzzkill.

    •  Someone has to represent the Village People!

      • sisterb67

         Trust me, the Village People do just fine on their own without Mister Sister trying to do his best Glenn Hughes impersonation.

  • I was smiling and enjoying the pictures until I got to that Josh person at the end. 

  • mjude

    austin, as always, love him.  andre, i am with the rest of the bitter kittens on that one.  jay always makes me laugh, wish he had his own show.  chris, never tire of seeing him.  wtf is up with josh?

  • Andrae! Why are you not posing with Tim? Have another little tiff at Red Lobster?

    I thought it’s Ping, not Pin.

  • YoungSally

    Miss Scarlett’s facial hair needs its own blog.  I keep thinking Adrian Brody in Midnight in Paris playing Dali.

    What is Josh hiding under that hat?
    Jack ain’t hiding nothing in those jeans…..Maybe he can be in the next Magic Mike.

    Bert love all around.

    • formerlyAnon

       “Adrian Brody in Midnight in Paris playing Dali”

      Trying to laugh silently, here in my cubicle . . .

    • As hard as I try to find Jack hot, I just can’t do it.

      • YoungSally

        He is working too hard…..sort of in the Josh vein.

        Somehow, vein is not the right word choice.

      • formerlyAnon

         I think his hotness would depend on whether he’s got that spark in his personality when met in person. Because his appearance is just too stylized – like a costume (if you could get muscles like that in a costume. Now wouldn’t THAT be a gold mine?)

    • Call me Bee

      Ha!  Adrian Brody as Dali.  I didn’t noticeAustin’s ‘stach until I read that.  A perfect description! 

  • Oh, man- the plaid shirt Jay McCarroll’s wearing looks SO MUCH like a shirt my grandpa would have worn, I half expect to see a lottery ticket or deck of cards peeking out of the shirt pocket. I’ve been working on a memory quilt made from my grandpa’s shirts and now I just want to go home and sew instead of being at work. 

    • makeityourself

      So good to see Jay!  Will love him always.

  • Most of the contestants look great! If Pin Wu designed the dress she’s wearing, I really wish she created that kind of work on the show. She looks truly amazing!

  • Clueless_Jock

    Was there a post about the contestants? Somehow I missed it…

  • Maybe I don’t get fashion at all but 90% of them look like they are going to Heidi’s annual Halloween party.  Just simply tragic.

    • rougeort

      Honey, as a seasoned stylist I can safely say you get fashion. Mondo is an Oompa-Loompa. Anthony Ryan is a walking natural disaster. Jay is a lost tourist. Viktor comes to us from the circus. Josh is… [fill in the blank. I can’t think of anything thats enough of an atrocity.]

  • Joshua….. of course.

  • kikisayshi

    Aww this brings back so many good (and weird) PR memories. So pumped for season 10!!

  • Lilithcat

    It’s astonishing how many alleged fashion designers are incapable of dressing themselves.

  • Bucket list: hug Chris March.

    • Yes! He looks great here too. 🙂

    • Call me Bee

      Oh yes!  Hug Jay, too.  And have a nice conversation with Mr. Gunn. 

  • ccm800

    Jay looks like a gay Amish going to the Bingo hall (which is somehow perfect)

    • jenno1013

      That flowered tote bag?  I die.

  • Joshua joined the Village People!

    PR has been pimping season 9 on Twitter, as if that is a shining example of how a talent show should turn out. Bleh… still I will be watching this season, if for nothing else than to bitch about it! 

  • ghopping

    omg don’t hate me, but josh looks like Mr. Slave from South Park… I wish you all knew what I was talking about.

  • cam_lo

    This is why Josh McKinley and Anthony Ryan shouldn’t be allowed to get ready for parties together. 

  • Scarlet39

    I really like the new, tasteful, Heidi.   I hope she has finally had enough of the tight, short, and shiny.

    As for the designers… oy vey.  With only a couple of exceptions, it looks like they all dressed in costume.   Bert and Ping (LOVE the dress are my two favorites.  Although some may think Jay is dressed kind of costumey, I think he’s just being Jay.  He’s still my favorite PR designer of all time.

  • PastryGoddess

    Oh Gosh…here we go again with PR.  Not sure if I can do it again or if I’ll just live vicariously through TLo

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I will probably be watching tomorrow night, but my heart isn’t really in it….

  • Catiline

    Peach Carr is my Patronus.  LOVE HER.

  • swissgirl

    Anthony always looked a little sad around the edges but in this photo he looks completely deranged. Trying WAY to hard to be avant garde, or something. Really, would you want someone who looks like that to design for you?

    • Snailstsichr

       I could not figure out what he was wearing, but that is probably for the best.

  • Frank_821

    Yes I loved the way Ping looked. Even if you never thought much of Ping as a designer, she has a sense of style. While he looked fine I thought Jack looked a little too much the stereotype of the Chelsea boy.

    I do give kudos to Peach for wearing the funky skirt

    actually I am surprised Korto chose to wear that. not terrible by any means but she’s done much more flattering ensembles

    yes Austin is a world onto himself. don’t change Austin.

  • Vlasta Bubinka

    Anthony Ryan is morphing into Anya. He’s, like, a soy smoothie away from becoming her.

    And Peach does seem to love the muscle marys, doesn’t she?

    Andre! Whats a matter with Andre? Sing it, kittens!

    • rougeort

      “He’s, like, a soy smoothie away from becoming her.”

      I AM DYING OF LAUGHTER. Thank you for that 🙂

  • NurseEllen

    Joshua: clothing that depicts internal anatomy is lame.  Take it from a professional expert on internal anatomy!

  • sagecreek

    Oh, Heidi. See? You can look classy when you choose to. Why don’t you choose to more often?

    Love seeing Peach’s face, and Mondo as well.

  • formerlyAnon

    The Highline is entirely outdoors, right? If there was no air conditioned structure and this took place in the last week or so, I think everyone’s hair & “glow” get a free pass.

    And I find it entirely unsurprising that Austin Scarlett, designer and upholder of a long tradition of “presentation is all” managed HIS hair better than Heidi Klum, professional model and millionaire.

    Though Austin really isn’t old enough, IMO, to adopt that mustache as his look. Once he’s allowed a few crow’s feet to establish themselves, then the archly dapper mustache will look better. [Obviously, he disagrees, since I am sure he’s thought and over-thought every detail of his presentation.]

    Fun to see the familiar faces. How can one not love Ms. Korto Momolu when she looks like somebody who could be a friend – except dressed with a bit more exuberance than most of my friends. Ms. Carr is doing what is a very popular look for women her age, in these parts, exceptionally well. Even though it’s none of my business, I’m happy & impressed that Mr. McCarroll looks to have maintained most of his weight loss – it’s been a couple of years, no? – and that’s soooo much more difficult than losing the weight in the first place. Props to him & his good health.

    • christinewithanx

      I was going to say the same thing about the weather and hair. It has been so unpleasant! I tried to flat iron my hair yesterday and my hair laughed at me and went spprrrooiiinngg.

      • formerlyAnon

        Your hair is so pleasant! Mine doesn’t laugh, it sneers. Disdainfully.

    • The Highline is outdoors. I was wondering about the same issue. It’s possible they set up some tents and were able to sort-of AC them… kind of like in the winter they’ll have tents and those outdoor heater things. Otherwise, everyone would be dripping.

    • Lilithcat

      The Highline is entirely outdoors, right? 

      Not exactly.  There are a couple of covered passages used as event spaces, the Chelsea Market Passage and the 14th Street Passage, which I assume must be air-conditioned.  The Project Runway event, I believe, was at the CMP.

      • formerlyAnon

         Thanks for the info – it just didn’t make sense that they’d have it outdoors in this weather. Even at night it’s been sweltering.

        • Ugh, that is so annoying.  You get the gorgeous hot weather, and here in LA, it’s freaking 70.  Yesterday it was 68.  And windy!  

          Man, how much do I not care about this upcoming premier?  I’d say I can’t wait for the TLo recaps, but I can.  What I CANT’ wait for, is the book.  My only current PR joy is seeing old favs and laughing at the memory of Andrae and Tim at Red Lobster.

  • Viktor has earned my eternal love by wearing that Christopher Kane top.

  • SewingSiren

    I am really looking forward to this. Everyone looks fabulous. The dress Heidi is wearing really suits her.

  • afabulous50

    I think Ping looks fantastic despite the “silly putty” peep-toes.  And, like all of you before me – all I hear is Santino’s version of Tim Gunn asking about Andrae!  LOL!

  • SewingSiren

    Also Korto looks fantastic. I always want to stop by and see her design studio and/or store when I drive through Little Rock, but there is never enough time.

  • sleepycat

    is cc into Leather? and mustaches must be the new rage among gay men in new york 

  • Snailstsichr

    It was lovely seeing Bert and remembering ScottyF’s posts about him. I hope Scotty is happy where ever he is.

    Can I go yachting with Victor? (yachting, in this case meaning drinking cocktails made in colors not found in nature and looking at the indoor water features in the bar.) I think he looks adorable.

  • reganmeister

    Why does everyone’s head look too big for their body? 

    • Lilithcat

      Camera angle.

  • I love how colorful the male designers dress, it always makes me smile (sometimes because I’m laughing at the ridiculous outfit, but usually because I love the outfit).

    I wish Korto had kept her afro, I don’t think those braids suit her pretty face as much as her hair au naturel. =(

  • frannyprof

    I love Peach and Jack. They should host a show together.

  • SapphoPoet

    Is that Kimberley from last season? I didn’t remember her last name being “Goldson.” 

    Josh looks like he’s from the cover of a WHAM album. Or George Michaels, perhaps. 

  • kimmeister

    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Viktor is carrying a clutch, yet I still am.

  • Kenley: those socks are SO 1995.

    • However, Kenley seems to be the only one there who was wearing socks.

  • Wendi126

    Oh Miz Scahlett…you do not disappoint

  • CassandraMortmain

    Looking really good:  Kimberley (just gorgeous – and I love that skirt), Bert (classy and elegant), Ping (it looks like she’s got buttons on her nipples so that’s bad but given how ridiculous she often looked and acted, this is a big leap forward), Andrae (so cool and appropriate for oven-like temps).  And I may be in the minority, but I think Kenley looks pretty cute in a Williamsburg-hipster kind of way, which is her thing, after all.

    Looking ridiculous as hell:  Jay (old-age pensioner on a junket to Atlantic City), Anthony (no words for this) and Josh (I’m sweating just looking at him.  Save it for Halloween).

    Looking ridiculous but kind of cool:  Austin, Viktor, Mondo.  They’vve got their own sense of style and they work it.

    Everyone else:  meh.  Though it looks like Peach has lost some weight and looks good except for the hiddy skirt.

    • formerlyAnon

      Jay’s ensembles never bother me because I am positive (in, you know, the fantasy “reality” that exists in my head) they result from the way he is engrossed by color & pattern. I think his PR work showed that he understands how to put together “normal” ensembles, but he would rather bedeck himself in fabric that engages him than look “normal.”

  • dramamajor

    Ping and Korto are fierce bitches. Joshua McKinley looks like an idiot.

  • snich11

    Jay is looking very healthy and trim and Andrae is ADORABLE! That is all…

  • LinXGUA

    When i saw the photo of Jay and Kevin, i smiled like a retard and i put my hands on my face like Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    PING WU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  she is sparkly and unique, and i love her.

  • Did Anthony Ryan just come from ComicCon?

    • formerlyAnon

      After much thought, I’ve decided he was playing some kind of dress-up skits game with a sci fi/fantasy theme with friends out at the rustic cabin they rented for the week.  Costumes must be concocted from what everyone brought with them and the assortment of left-behind cast offs jammed in the back of the single, moth ball-scented closet.

  • judybrowni

    Y M C A !

    Joshua’s career takes a new swing into the original gay boy band. 

  • Imasewsure

    Love Austin, Scarlett and Jay (hilarious outfit) but the rest you can keep…except Chris… don’t love the outfit but he’s a keeper too

  • SublimatedRage

    Jay looks like he picked up everything at the Farmer’s market on the way to the party…….

  • Terri Smith

    I still manage to throw up in my mouth a little when I see Joshua.

  • GorgeousThings

    Where’s Emmett?? 

    • SewingSiren

      Maybe to busy being an actual designer, opposed to just playing one for tee vee.

  • Anathema_Device

    Oh dear, I didn’t realize the new season was starting so soon. Sad testament to how much I’ve lost interest in the show.

    These pics made me smile, though. Ping continues to be drop-dead gorgeous, and Joshua make me roll my eyes so hard they just might stick that way. (Mom was right!)

  • I was there…I was disappointed not to meet you guys –you are on my list of must-meets with Austin, Mondo, and Tim Gunn! Heidi looked gorgeous in person and was really engaged with the media for a LONG time. I agree though about the shoes and hair. Speaking of shoes…did you get a load of Kimberly’s? And that girl must already be about 6′. It was hot as heck there…don’t know how Bert and Tim Gunn handled the heat!

    • Call me Bee

      Oh fun!  I remember Kimberly and I can picture her in the workroom, but I can not remember in which season she participated.  Before Gretchen?

  • Srw27

    ANDRAE!!!!!!!!!!!  <3!!  And could Josh McKinley look ANY gayer than he does in that picture??  Not that there's anything wrong with that 🙂

  • Cathy S

    I would just like to say, JAY!!!

  • ShivaDiva

    Wow, I really didn’t know what tomorrow was.  I’ve washed that PR right out of my hair!  Still, it’s good to see the rank and file still bringing the crazy.  It’s hard out there for a former PR contestant to get any attention now that they are legion!

  • clatie

    Tim Gunn is wearing the most immaculately made plaid suit – possibly in the history of tailoring.  I can’t stop staring at it and its perfectly matching lines.  

  • butterflysunita

    I just love Mondo’s outfit, as absurd as it is.  It made me smile.

  • Ozski

    This makes me want to share a Mint Julep with Bert, Austin & Tim. I forgot how much I LOATHE Joshua. I just want to kick him in the face.

  • belfebe

    Good grief.  Miss Clinique Counter looks like one of the Village People.
    Mondo looks great.
    Ping, surprisingly, looks better dressed than the rest of the ladies in the room, barring Fraulein Klum.
    Austin, he looks adorable no matter what.
    The rest are color blind.

  • Zippypie

    Josh looks like he stepped off the set of the revival of The Village People – what a douche.

    I want a Mondo doll that looks like Mondo in this suit – he’s adorable.

    TIM!  God I love Tim.  But not enough to subject myself to Project Runway again.

    I thought Austin lost the porn stasch at the end of All Stars…please kill the caterpillar!

  • PinkLemon

    austin scarlett looks fucking fab. i’m also surprised by how much i like kenley’s outfit. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.

    • TheDivineMissAnn

      I agree – Kenley’s dress is cute!  Could have done without the knee socks, though.

      ETA: She should have worn Kimberly’s shoes, sans the socks.

  • unbornfawn

    Feeling pretty apathetic about the whole thing. PR is no longer must watch TV for me. However, TLo IS must read blogging for me.

  • ping looks magical.  particular the nipple eyeballs.  that’s new.

    • Seriously, girl looks so chic… in fact, I think she did better than any of the other women featured!

  • Oh Ms Klum was recently quoted as saying Project Runway’s focus in on the clothes, not on the drama with the designers. Does she watch her own show?

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Oh, really, Ms. Klum-the clothes?  Surely you jest!

  • MilaXX

    I’ll be watching.
    Everyone looks mostly okay and actually pretty good. Minor quibbles; Heidi’s hair and makeup, or lack thereof,  both Kim and Korto have sad weaves, with Korto’s being especially bad, Kenley knee socks ruined a cute look. I like Anthony Ryan’s wacky outfit, and I’m glad to see Jay maintaining his weight loss.

  • BradWatson

    I think Anthony Ryan’s fronting a Bow Wow Wow cover band on the Casino Circuit.

  • aristida_girl

    Andre’! Kelly! Burt! and of course, Mondo…it’s great to that to see everyone looking so happy and fab (especially Kelly) or at least true to themselves 🙂

  • Tamara Hogan

    Austin Scarlett is my spirit animal. And I covet Ping’s dress. 

  • Girl_With_a_Pearl

    Tim is the only reason that I would watch a new season of PR, but alas, he’s been muzzled the past two seasons.  I think I will just enjoy T and Lo’s recaps and the comments this time around and do something else with my Thursday evenings.

  • sockandaphone

    im still excited. This show led me to this fabulous blog and it has helped me and my mom have daughter-mom time at least once a week. Im not complaining. Even if it makes me angry.

  • dress_up_doll

    I swear I wish I’d been there (even though I think I’d sworn off PR after last season). I’d love to see more pics because I have so many “where the hell was…?” in my head. Like; where was Laura Bennett, Kara Saun, Nick Verreos, Santino, Mike Knight, etc….?

    • Amy

      I second that! I want to get a glimpse of more PR alums!

  • Judih1

    Mondo has a little boy body but his head is huge. Does that look werid to anyone else?

  • Nope.  Not giving this asshat show any more of my life OR my time.  I skipped last season and will continue to do so; the recaps I read here are enough to convince me it’s the right thing to do.  I DO miss Tim but he’s not enough to make me want to put up with what this show has become.

    • Caaro3

      Amen, sistah.

  • snarkykitten

    I have the same reaction to Joshua as I do to Lea Michelle: of course

  • guest2visits

    Even with lowered expectations; I feel some anticipation for the show. Tlo and all the BKs definitely make it worthwhile.

  • austin:  rhett butler goes blonde,loses some weight, and moves to paris to play for the other team
    kenley:  trying too hard to be clueless (when in so many ways, she already is)
    kimberly:  ghetto catholic h.s. bad girl
    bert:  lovely and portly gentleman aging gracefully.  i see a future for him and tim.
    peach and jack:  if you look up cougar and muscle mary in the dictionary…
    viktor: chic and tastefully dressed for the circus
    ping:  burn the purse and shoes, if you can find them
    mondo: cute little crazy bobble-headed fashion doll
    jay:  amish boy just back from an acid trip in maui
    kevin: straight my ass with your jagger-lipped pelvis and exposed chest hair
    anthony ryan:  girl, WTF!!!?!
    korto:  did you borrow that look from your daughter in arkansas?
    chris march:  come and give mama a big sloppy hug, my castro street teddy bear!
    andre:  long tall drink of cool water.  “what happened to andre?” 
    joshua:  what happened at the cosmetics counter?

    awww, i kid because i love.  i’m a die-hard fan forever.  first in my heart is T-Lo and next is PR, lifetime not so much.  see you tomorrow in the Tlounge i hope!   

  • bionicgyal1

    Victor is – to borrow a phrase from your fashion sisters – scroll down fug. He’s alright-ish at the top and when you scroll down you get the Doppler effect. Josh looks like he’s passing through on his way to see Magic Mike.

  • LP

    The best thing Project Runway ever did was introduce me to this blog.  That and my friend from work who actually introduced me to this blog, but still.  

  • JMansm

    Korto looks fierce y’all!

  • Maluca

    Chris has lost some weight! He looks good!

    The picture of Andre and Uncle Timmy at Red Lobster will be forever ingrained in my brain’s happy place!

  • dickylarue

    “What happened to Andre?” Anytime I hear the name Andre the voice inside my head immediately becomes Tim Gunn asking that question. 

  • still thrilled to think of jay’s season one runway show, i remember it so well and i have a terrible memory.  he launched a new fabric line a few days ago and it’s lovely.  i know because i read his blog!

    love tim’s suit.  and austin’s austin-y pose.

    as much as i’m mad at lifetime for messing with a bravo thing, i will tune in and give it a try.  please be a good season.

    • formerlyAnon

      Even though I always think (and this time it’s no different) that I’d like Jay’s fabric designs better as wrapping paper or the end papers in really expensive handmade books than as fabric, I do like this new line a lot.

  • Logo Girl

    Mondo always looks like he stepped out of an 80s cult film, which I mean as a positive. 
    Ping looks fantastic.
    Josh thought he was going to a munch.
    Peach rocks.
    Oh, and even though Mick Jagger is really trendy these days, I like Kevin’s t-shirt because it is from one of my all-time favorite soundtrack albums (Performance)

  • quiltrx

    I LOVE that most of them are dressed EXACTLY as we’d expect to see them…well, almost all of them are dressed like we’d expect.  I particularly love that Mondo and Viktor are dressed as the fashion imps that they are.

    And Austin OBVIOUSLY had to come straight from his yacht in the Riviera for the event. 🙂

  • redgauntlet

    Good to see some of the old faces, looking hale and well. Pig Wu might not be able to sew herself out of a carrier bag but she wears clothes well and takes a great photo. I always loved Korto – I could never understand how she didn’t win at least one of the competitions – because her clothes are beautifully conceived, cut and styled – and yet she herself dresses like a horror from ‘”‘Hard To Watch’: Based on the Novel ‘Stone Cold Bummer’ by Manipulate”.

  • redgauntlet

    Oh, and I never thought I’d say this but at last there is someone in the Project Runway stable who dresses with more unforced elegance and taste than Tim Gunn – and it’s Bert Keeter.

    • formerlyAnon

      I was going to say that I’d call it – barely – a tie, when I remembered what must be the vast difference between their respective access to expensive clothing. So after the handicapping, I’ll allow that Mr. Keeter must sometimes edge out Mr. Gunn.

    • I assume that is a compliment? X

      • YES?

      • formerlyAnon

         Oh certainly a compliment!

        And may I thank-you for all your presence added to PR in your season?  I’m always partial to the contestants who are able to act like grown-ups, and I enjoyed your designs. In certain weeks, they were like an oasis in the desert . . .

      • redgauntlet

        It is a compliment.

        As much as everyone adores Tim, one can get a little familiar with his ‘Mr. Belvedere Rings The Bell’-look. I liked your Our Man In Havana-approach much better which looked like a linen suit and a cream cotton shirt. Personally, I would have put a red-with-white-spots snuff hanky in the patch pocket, but that’s just me. 

        Hope you’re well and business is good.

  • redgauntlet

    I’d also like to have to on record that Kenley, looks superb, that brazen slut! I hope she can make something of herself before she goes mad and explodes. She looks like a kind of sexy Dita Von Tease.

  • littlemissstrange

    So that’s what happened to Andrae! He looks the same. *smiles fondly at him*

  • Lisa

    Dear Kenley and Kimberly – 

    You’re both too old to be dressed like that.

    Love and smooches,


  • TheOtherChristina

    Kenley is wearing my ASOS sunnies. I feel filthy, and not the nice kind of filthy, either.

  • LambeeBaby

    Oh hold Jack closer Peach! He is delightful. Poor Kevin suffered the camera angle and his heed looks like “an orange on a toothpick”.
    Tim Gunn, you are superb and Heidi great too, aside from the shoe misfortune.

  • LambeeBaby

    Oh hold Jack closer Peach! He is delightful. Poor Kevin suffered the camera angle and his heed looks like “an orange on a toothpick”.
    Tim Gunn, you are superb and Heidi great too, aside from the shoe misfortune.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    I may be in the minority, but I like Heidi’s hair like that. She’s just one of these women who look even more beautiful when they don’t do too much hair and makeup. I’d be willing to bet that this woman rolls out of bed in the morning looking stunning.

    How gorgeous is Austin? I love him. Wish he would shave off that ‘stache, though.

    That pic of Peach and Jack…they look like they belong in Liza Minnelli’s wedding photo.

  • You know … I actually have almost everything that Jack’s wearing! 

  • MoHub

    Bert! And I love Peach’s crazy skirt. Let’s hear it for the “old” folks, even if I’m older than both of them!

  • MoHub

    Well, he is off the farm in Pennsylvania, after all.

  • MoHub

     Unless you’re Nigel Tufnel.

  • MoHub

     It only works if you’re Nigel Tufnel.

  • Burkyquirky

    I was beginning to be afraid you were going to boycott the show. Disappointing as it is, I will watch S10 as I have all the others, despite the bad language it inspires in me. Your blogging helps make it all bearable.

  • turtleemily

    There’s no way no one else hasn’t said this already, but I don’t feel like reading through all 222 comments first to check:

     Did Josh think this was a Village People audition?

  • pghgirlrikki

    What happened to Andrae? That was Hilarious!!! Love ya Santino

  • Jenna Gordon

    is joshua going to on a big gay leather cruise after this party? uhhhh. he is still getting on my nerves. 

  • LilyPad

    Is it fair to assume that the designers dressed in their own creations? If so, then I think it is plenty fair to judge them. A lot of them look amateur and far too “art school”. I think Kimberly looks the most polished. Josh still makes me GAG.

  • PhillipWilde

     Jack looks yummy, and I love how Peach is just getting all up in that.

    Meanwhile, Ping looks pretty damn fabulous.  You rock that tall swanky shit!

    And hold up!  Josh M. is not flashing his tits!  Well I am stunned.  Just stunned.  Stunned is the only way to describe how… stunned I am.

  • Lauren Davies

    Ha, I actually think most of them look better than the average movie star.  Especially when you know some of them might’ve made/designed their own outfits. 

  • jcolli69

    I cannot take Josh seriously in that hat.