25 December 2013
The Players — Catching Up on Project Runway All Stars 3
Oh, and I am NOT done with her yet. The other striking thing she does each week is the thing she doesn’t do. She doesn’t go give the eliminated designer the little two-cheek kiss that we are used to from Heidi Klum on the real PR. No, Ms. Milano is too good for the designers and offers but a little wave from her stool over next to the other judges. I think mostly she is in this for all the outfits she gets to wear, at least two or three new ones per episode.
The regular judges each episode are Georgina Chapman and Isaac Mizrahi, and Zanna Roberts Rassi serves as “mentor” to the designers, albeit in a much more hands off way than Tim Gunn does it. In fact, she only drops by for a critique each episode, not more.
So who are the all stars?
Then dear Ms. Milano notes that there only seem to be eight of them. Surely not enough! So she introduces three returning winners:
For all the amazing success that everyone says they have — and they all name-drop without exception — it’s odd that I have only ever heard of any of them through this show. But then again, I am neither a star needing free outfits for the red carpet or my next show nor a stalwart of the fashion industry. I’ll bring my whole portfolio of non-knowledge to my commentary on the show, I promise.