Make It Work!

Project Runway DVD coverYou need not be a fashionista to appreciate the sheer ingenuity showcased on the Bravo TV series Project Runway.  Each season supermodel Heidi Klum hosts a mixed group of hopefuls competing to be named the next great American fashion designer.  This is not your standard reality show, but one that rewards real talent and resourcefulness.  Contestants create high-fashion gowns from grocery store purchases, garden supplies, and recycling waste.  Other times it is the client that defines the task, and designers create not only for red-carpet celebrities, but for Barbie dolls, dogs, Olympic athletes, postal workers, and even each other’s mothers.  Whether constructing garments from items in their apartments or re-inventing the clothes literally off their backs, the participants combine originality and skill to design a production that is completely addicting.