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September 1, 2006
Gunning for Sacramento


After watching Wednesday night's Episode 8 of "Project Runway," I wanted to hear mentor Tim Gunn's thoughts on the series of events.

To refresh your "PR" memory, the competition for the seven remaining designers was to create a hip, international outfit for a jet-setter - and to be modeled by the designers themselves. No models. (FYI: The guest judge was Francisco Costa, who, at the time the show was filmed, had just won the Council of Fashion Designers of America award as womenswear designer of the year for Calvin Klein. Big honor for him. So we know he knows what looks good.)

Anyway. Gunn's podcast goes on to pretty much take us back to what the judges had to say. For example, Angela's rear-end rosettes were ripped, Kayne was told he looked like Elvis, and Uli - who did the Uli flowery, uber-colored thing - was told her dress wasn't "international" enough. Good for the South of France, Caribbean, South Beach. Just not New York.

Where the podcast got really interesting was Gunn's account of the designers being told they would now take their creations on the road - by way of a flight - to see how well their outfits would hold up. With their e-tickets in hand, the designers were ecstatic, eaching pondering a variety of destinations:

Maybe Milan, maybe London - maybe Moscow.

Gunn, amused at their musings, pipes up on the podcast: "What makes you think we're not going to Pittsburgh or Sacramento?" (No, they actually went to Paris.)

So, for the sake of having a little fun with Gunn, who's a super nice guy (I chatted with him before the season started), we suggest all sorts of fun places to test designer clothes in Sactown: dining alfresco in midtown, walking across the Tower Bridge, riding the River Otter water taxi in Old Sacramento.

So hey, next time "Project Runway" needs a fashion destination, Tim, we'll roll out the red carpet and take you all to the mall.

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