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Project Runway's Generic Sister
on December 8, 2013
This is a review of season three of Project Runway All Stars. Let me start by saying, this feels like Project Runway's version of a second-hand store, or a sell-off brand. Which is disappointing considering this is supposed to be "the best of the best". With Alyssa Milano as the host, yep that knocks off a star right there. While I know she is many a male viewers dream girl, she brings nothing to the role of host. Her delivery is wooden at best. Her fashion cred is about as believable as an NFL player (I guess having a trashy NFL clothing line is all it takes to qualify one as a fashion expert, sigh). It is painful to listen to her lob her opinions at these designers. I won't take a star off for the "mentor" Zara. An editor at Marie Claire, she's already had her turn on another reality show, so she's more polished at this then Milano. I do prefer her to her boss, Joanna, the mentor from the first two seasons. She does fine, although Tim Gunn she is not. Another star off for all the blatant product plugs and in show ads. QVC, really? I mean come on. High fashion this is not, which again, coming from Project Runway, you expect some degree of couture. The only saving graces for the show are the designers, and more so, the designs themselves. Once you wade through the branded shout outs, mentions of the QVC accessory wall and close shots of the various sponsor's items, the heart of the show is there. However, one has to wonder if it's even worth it. So far, I'd say yes, but don't expect too much. Next season, I know they won't lose the advertising bits, but perhaps they'll rethink Ms. Milano and get someone with better delivery and fashion experience.