Sunday, April 5, 2009
Merlin Castell on Bravo's new fashion reality series "The Fashion Show"
So the cat is out of the bag! I have been mysteriously absent from work for the past month and half, and now everyone knows why. I have been secretly in New York City filming BRAVO’s brand new fashion reality TV Show The Fashion Show which pits fashion designers against one another in various challenges.
The Fashion Show picks right up where Project Runway left off, it brings the drama, the established hosts and judges but most importantly it brings the fashion back to Bravo. I, along with 14 other designers, find themselves competing in weekly challenges to prove themselves worthy of staying on the show. Each week I will be put to the test and will have to face off in two challenges – the Harper's Bazaar Mini Challenge, judged by the magazine's Special Projects Director Laura Brown, and the elimination challenge. One designer gets handed his thread and needle and sent home every week. The winner receives $125,000 cash and the chance to have their designs sold at a national retailer. Internationally acclaimed designer Isaac Mizrahi shares hosting duties with four-time Grammy Award-winning performer and actress Kelly Rowland. Mizrahi and Rowland will also serve as judges alongside fashion luminary and Senior Vice President of IMG Fashion, Fern Mallis.
I need everyone out there to tune in and root for me! It will defiantly be an entertaining season, watch what happens!
The Fashion Show premieres on Bravo on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.