Pop Style Opinionfest: The Chappelle Mess, Lizzo’s Triumph and Project Runway’s Return

Posted on October 15, 2021


For this week’s podcast, a RETURN to CONTROVERSY! Also to Project Runway, after exactly 581 days away from the show that helped us launch our careers. But first, our thoughts on the most discussed celebrity style look of the week and why we hadn’t covered it before now, Lizzo’s eye-popping ensemble at Cardi B’s birthday party:



We had notes, as you might imagine.

After that, we dive into the murky, slimy Netflix waters and give our opinions on Dave Chappelle’s controversial transphobic comedy special The Closer. Spoiler: We’re disgusted.

And finally, a hello to our old friend (who sometimes look unrecognizable from the days when we first met them), Project Runway. We’re not getting into strict recaps for many reasons, all of which we explain in our musings on the show. We talk about what works, what doesn’t, what has turned out to be sadly disappointing about the format, and why the show has produced so few fashion stars when that has been its stated reason for existing since its first episode.

Here is the winning look:




And here is the eliminated designer’s look:



When you put them side by side, they tend to support every single criticism and observation we make about the show’s unfixable flaws.




What are those flaws and observations, you ask? Why, all you have to do is push one little button and crank up the volume to have your answer. As always, thank you for listening, dolls!


[Photo Credit: Mathieu Bitton/Netflix, Greg Endries/Bravo, BauerGriffin/INSTARimages.com]

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