I got a press release from the Lifetime network, teasing the big change in the next cycle of Project Runway, starting Jan. 24: All the designers will compete in teams! Big news, huh?
Eh. Teams is reality TV competitionspeak for “we set up folks to fight more.”
No, what really interested me was that in discussing the return, they noted Heidi would be back with Tim Gunn and Nina Garcia and new featured guest judge Zac Posen.
No mention at all of Michael Kors.
Then, later down, we find out Kors will be the final celebrity guest judge during Fashion Week.
Gotta say it: Bad move. Kors’ catty quips, as only a gay man can be, are for me the raison d’etre of Project Runway. I love me sum Tim Gunn, and me likee Heidi’s brush-off, but Kors is the tart souffle to Nina’s logy cheese course. We’ll have to see…