I believe that fashion is art, and fashion designers are artists. it's one of the reasons that I love it so much. Seeing a runway show is like watching a bunch of art pieces come to life and walk around.
Which is why Project Runway is my favorite show. All of the workroom drama and backstage bickering is entertaining, but the best part is watching the final artwork on the runway.
Last week, the designers were challenged to use Hallmark cards to create a "look". Just paper greeting cards and a little muslin for form. If someone asked me to make a dress out of paper, it would look like this -
Seriously. This is why I studied the business side of fashion in college rather than the design side.
However, the artists at Project Runway came up with these lovely creations -
Out of GREETING CARDS. The wedding dress that Edmond created was so beautiful, and it flowed and moved like a real gown. He even made a bouquet with envelopes.
Speaking of Edmond, he's my favorite so far this season. He has tried out for the show for fourteen years, and finally got on. That's persistence! I can't wait to see what he can do with some actual fabric.
Do you think fashion is art? Do you watch Project Runway?