Michael Kors

Words of advice to Leanne, Korto, and Kenley.

on Oct 15, 20080

She's obviously got a point-of-view. She's got a great hand. The painting on those clothes was just gorgeous. In general, the quality and the craftsmanship of everything she sent out was beautiful. But I think when people are dress designers, which is really what she is, it doesn't make for the most compelling fashion show. It might make a very nice line. I think that in history there have been a lot of designers who are "dress houses," so to speak. They don't do a whole collection and they can have very successful businesses. It's hard to tell a varied story when you are so specifically dress-oriented and especially when your look is so particular. So I think she could put a line together and do very well with it. There's always going to be someone who likes something feminine and flirty and she's another one where I don't necessarily think the runway is always going to be her best friend. I think the greatest thing that has happened from the show in the last five seasons is that it's certainly made people aware that their clothes don't just appear in their closet. It's kind of like knowing the farmer who grows the crop. Suddenly you have an appreciation for the food that's on your table. I think that Runway has really opened people's eyes to know that this is an incredibly difficult endeavor and it takes real tenacity and talent.

I think that's the greatest part of the show for me. I'm a real fashion person so when something turns the corner and I think it's really spectacular that's the greatest moment for me. When Christian's show started and I saw the chicness of this 3-Musketeers silhouettes I thought "Wow." Same thing with Leanne. I look at the whole thing lined up and I think this is what we're here for. I'm happy when it looks great. My other highlight is sometimes just losing it laughing. Whether it's the wrestling challenge or... just losing it laughing in general! As much as I love it all and we are excited about it and spend so much time doing it, at the end of they day, they are just clothes. And sometimes it's good to just laugh about it all.

39 comments
Crystal Papillon
Crystal Papillon

After watching Project Runway's attempt at getting the candidates to work in teams. I remain chagrined at the manner in which both Anthony and Joshua treated the team mate that was "older" than they. Both of these men need to go to some kind of counseling to GET OVER the age factor. Anthony was so prejudices he could not even be civil and I do hope he never gets to manage a group of people. He has no compassion, nor empathy except for himself. Joshua was the extreme insolent, rude "team" leader than could not be diplomatic even if he was coached in HOW to treat others with respect and gratitude. These two remain a blight on the program and not a model for my family, friends, or children:[

carolina castilho
carolina castilho

hi michael kors,i don't now if you are reading this but if you are im honored to send you a email. i'm from brazil and my dream is to be the next big fashion designer...unfortnately i'm 11 year old and project runway will not exist...but i can already sew on the machine and i love the show more than evry thing it changed my life,and i'm not kidding... my friends think that i'm crazy and to young to think about my future but i tell them that is never to soon to dream ...i love you, and now michael kors is my favorite store bye...carolina.

Nisan
Nisan

Hi, Michael! I always watch Project Runway's 6. Season. I love u! You're the best desinger in the world! Turkey loves this programme. Can I ask any questions? - Where do you prepare your next "Fashion Week?"

Thanks ! Nisan.

Lily Brodsky
Lily Brodsky

Over the holiday I watch the old episodes of project runway Season 3 … I would like to have a follow up on designer who has been push out Of the competition by jealousy of designer , who was the best of all of them

I would like to see this designer again on show, I felt he was the strongest one and had a great chance of winning the whole thing.

I am sure he did not consult any of the books, he just bring the book as security blanket , never even open them , warning would be enouth for him!! I found that people has been sooo envious and jealous ,( the guy who was in pagean he knew it was his biggest competition , so he stab him in back !!!) this eliminated designer deserve a second chance , maybe he will be next american Y. Saint Laurent -- the GREAT ONE !!

He is extremely talented and it’s a crime to denied him a second chance PLEASE GIVE HIM A CHANCE !!!!

peacefulgrl
peacefulgrl

Project Runway got it all wrong this season. It was obvious to all that watched, that Gretchen should never have won and definitely should not have been in the finals. I'm not sure what happened here but I do know that the producers and the judges hijacked the show for ratings. It was so evident that Mondo was the winner. Unfortunately, this little plot to increase viewership will have just the opposite effect. Me and my sister used to delight in watching the show together but now we have solemnly swore to never watch another episode of Project runway. We are so looking forward to watching Fashion Show.

Kimora
Kimora

I could not agree with your comment more! In the words of Tim, your comment is spot on...

Debbie D.
Debbie D.

I couldn't believe it! Gretchen???? Well, I live on Maui and there are at least 12 shops here that sell clothing that look exactly like her designs. What a bore! If you are looking for designers that are doing what is already in the stores, why bother have the show? It's like getting excited that someone designed a light bulb. So what! I polled my friends and those who watched the show all agreed. Mondo on the other hand was exciting, inovative and forward thinking. Glad to see based on these blogs that we are not the only ones who feel this way.

John in NY
John in NY

Are you serious? All season you bash people for making "clothes" and not high fashion and then you award Gretchen the win because he plain and ugly collection would look more at home at Wal-mart them Mondo's?

Also was it just me or did it seem that you and Nina took personal offense to Mondo not eliminating the dress you didn't like?

N. Martinez
N. Martinez

OMG, R U Kidding, Gretchen's clothes are like fat heel's, in for a season of "what were we thinking" then off to beigeland thrift store!!! Michael, what have you been smoking??? Since when does boreing, granny pantys, doughty, and ordinary win PR? Being a person who buys 'ready to wear' I'd maybe buy one or 2 of her pieces and then take a nap. Yeah she listened and FINALLY styled her models to look like they didn't just wake up on the streets of Eugene, OR, but come on!!! No Pizzaz, mono-tone, everyday quazi, wanna be, hippie chic? And Nina, may I offer you a complementary Lobotomy!!! Really, it's on me. Gretchen is a snoozefeast, who will not be remembered for anything but her snooty attitude, over inflated Ego and manipulative spirit.

MONDO and the fans of PR have been Robbed. Take a vacation, go someplace real and see that people would rather be caught DEAD in Mondo's clothes, than Living in the "potato sac's" of Gretchen's.

Michael, take the Pom Pom's away and Mond's edited. Aren't you always saying "Wow" us? Maybe he went a little overboard with embelishments, but his clothes were memorable, inventive, wearable and creative. Gretchens were well made, and really, who the hell and how many people do you see running around in siver Granny Panties?????? HELP ME, what's next, matching DEPENDS!!!!

If that's what's comming next year, I'm running to the salvation army and putting on the FAT HEELS again.

N. Martinez
N. Martinez

Oh Michael what R U thinking???? Gretchen, REALLY???? She's really not special and what a personality, 2 faced, manipulative, and the EGO on her! But, back to the clothes! Since when do you think silver granny panties are chic??? What's next, matching DEPENDS? Her clothes are in general, General, and the show was BEIGE. Mono-tone, more than one panty outfit, and as of right now having watched the show less than an hour ago, I cannot remember any other outfit other than the panties. Wanna be hippie chic you could pick up on Venice beach or maybe even JC Penny's. Nothing wrong with that, but, surly not memorable. If that's the shape of things to come, I'll be hitting the thrift stores!!! Her clothes are like Fat Heel's. Here for one season at the most, then we realize, they really weren't that attractive, flattering or hip and not worth keeping another season.

"YAWN" That should be the name of Gretchen's new collection, and the models should run through a thunder storm. Maybe the clothes would be more attractive if they were wet?

I'd rather be caught DEAD in Mondo's clothes, that living in Gretchen's "Potato Sacs" Maybe you need a little vacation Michael to rest and clear your palatte.

Sad in California
Sad in California

Unbelievable....I have been an watching project runway from the beginning.... not to worry Michael Kors there will be no competition with your retail sales by your selection of Gretchen to be the winner this season, perhaps your biggest influence. Fashion is supposed to be forward....certainly not what Gretchen put on the runway, what a 'yahn'. As evienced by the multiple comments I have read I am not alone in my disgust of the winner this season....Mondo is 'the man' and everybody knows it!!

Tameraa
Tameraa

I agree with Shock01 about the disappointment of Michael being eliminated. All the negative comments the Judges had about Gretchen's clothes looking cheap and they picked her instead of Michael. To make it worse they picked her as the best designer over Mondo and Andy who had exciting clothes. Clothes that everyone could wear, just not the stars. Gretchen's ugly tight shorts on her first look, what a disappointment, her muted colors with the same boring pattern. I agree with Heidi and Jessica on this one, it should have been Mondo. At least Andy and Mondo had beautiful shorts. I am really disappointed but I am a fan and I will continue to watch. I just won't have very much faith in what they know about what people want to buy. All year they tell the designers to Wow them and then they pick the one who doesn't have one Wow outfit in the whole collection.

schock01
schock01

OMG! I just finished watching the end of project runway where Michael gets out! What are they thinking? Grtchen should have been out with her Kmart Specials. Is this a joke? You three should be ashamed of yourselves. If she brings any of that "Hodge Kpodge" to the runway the show is over. Ew! I am in shock!

dcarva
dcarva

What a disappointment!! When I heard that Gretchen will go to fashion week!! she was one of the worst designer in the group even much worst than Crystal (younger one) and she even was disrespectful to the judges,, I really thought when she said “I’m soooo tire of the challenges that…” that it was her last week, but nooooo the judges have been sooo tolerant with her or will I said because her life situation!! Doesn’t have to do nothing with design, all what she created was old, didn’t talk like fashion!! Can not believe they are actually allowing her to go to fashion week, Michel Costello was more deserving than her!!!!.

Suzanne Jean
Suzanne Jean

I am so tired of Mike.....time for him to go....I wouldn't be caught dead in one of his "designs" and his taste bite.

From the Badger State
From the Badger State

Michael,

On the final competition between Mila and Jay, your initial observation that Jay deserved to win was correct. You and Nina are the designers and frankly have better taste. Mila's outfits are nothing new, boring and matronly.

Seanwalker
Seanwalker

I disagree with your comment regarding Jays dress that there is not a woman in the world who would want her bot or hips to look fat. Jamaican women would kill to have their bot and hips to look fat. Needless to say that this is because West Indian men love these features.

Please dont used your American perspective to judge what all women in the world would want.

lasurfgrl
lasurfgrl

I don't usually agree with the person that Michael likes on the Runway, but I have to say that when I went to Macys recently and went shopping there every outfit I picked out that I loved were all Michael Kors. He made a lot of money off me this past week-end. He knows what looks good on women and his clothes make you feel good. I love this designer!!! He understands women. I am a total fan of his collections.

Sick
Sick

I am soooooo very tired of these pomps who act like Hollywood and all of thier twisted way of life is real and there is something wrong with us "normal" people. If I hear Michael Kors make one more darn ignorant and insensitive comment like "no woman in the world wants someone to think that they have a big butt", I'm gonna get ill. Uh hello, Michael, I understand that you are sooooo far removed from the black community but we celebrate having a big ass, a small waist, and thick legs! That IS the coveted shape for us. And many hollyweirds mimic us and even resort to butt pads and butt implants to have more of a brickhouse figure. Get over yourself! And please stop talking as if black woman don't exsist!!!

lovefashion+
lovefashion+

Siriano you are FAB! Love that you haven't changed! Don't get that big head like Kell on Earth or that other blonde chick out of california, see I don't even remember her name, but she sucks.

Aida Brkic
Aida Brkic

Heii

I'm from sweden and I love Project Runway, my favourite show. I just have one odd suggestion that I have never seen on Project Runway.

What about doing a muslim clothing, whit covering the womens whole body and the clothing shouldn't be so tight, but they can still play with color and the point is to get the hijab(shawl) to match the rest of the clothing. I think it would be great insperation for those women that dont wear so reveling cloths.

Hope to see this from you... one more time you all are doing a GREAT SHOW

Your Girl
Your Girl

What up Mike,

When are you going to do sister wear like rip the runway on BET?Put some Curves in the clothes, this is the new era.I'm ready to come to the show so you can fit my bootylicious body with some new fits(outfits):) I love me some yall so keep doing what you doing k.

monchito
monchito

Hi Michael, first of all I think that you and all members of the swearing of the last two weeks of the season 5, laid a complod to lift jesus, please red dress that was not elaborated on what we say but more beautiful was not to eliminate it, so your comment sarquista when you say (there is where Get Started) was not to please both, had worse clothes that could be eliminated, as the horrible red dress with stars omg was the most frightening, that's how a show loses everything and people stop believing in you

Randy
Randy

You know that Ireana should not have won that show. Just had to say something because I'm so mad!

Viewer
Viewer

Come on Hedi when will you get an african american judge then maybe some black folk can have a chance. How many seasons and how many winners have been of color? try Tyra Banks then you can call it fair.

Michelle
Michelle

Project Runway without Michael Kors is like a tortilla chip without salsa! Boring..... Where is Nina? She's such an asset on panel. So honest, fair and supportive. Miss her terribly. These other people have no sparkle and little personality. You end up not really caring about what they say. Nina and Michael's comments you take seriously.

HCasey
HCasey

WHere is Michael Kors??????????????

mmc
mmc

Where are you Michael Kors?I hope you will be on this season of project runway. I would like to know why it's no longer on Bravo.I liked it so much better at Parsons in N.Y.C.It seemed to have a different feeling.Any chance of it coming back on Bravo? I really love this show!!!

Linda Russo
Linda Russo

Where is Michael Kors? Is Michael still a Project Runway judge??

Omega Palmer
Omega Palmer

Yes I really enjoy the project runway show, my name is omega, 22 year as of now going to school for fashion design , yes one one day, i will be on project runway, meet top fashion designer love ya.

Viwer
Viwer

I love watching the show,I am an advid viewer. I felt complelled to write this because I don't understand why you find it hard to have a person of color win your show. It is obvious who you all want to win and who you are going to vote off you start to get negative every week. some of your criticisms are unfair. The earlier season you had an african american on your show and she finished in the finals. One of you commented she was not chosen because she was too perfect. Michael in the later season was awesome he too was in the final few. Koto in this last season in the finals and but no cigar. Then you brought her back to humiliate her again and make her second. This new group is questionable right now all of them. Come on Michael I bought one of your purses and had to take it back because the leather was defective. So nothing is perfect LOL. I am too shy short of of finding something else to watch. You need to be fair when you are judging. You Michael have a problem with ethnic clothes. They sell too even in America.

Sara
Sara

Helloooo I'm from Portugal :D

Michael u rock

FAN
FAN

hi! Im from portugal. I just want to say something: PLEASE PUT THE SHOW AGAIN ! PORTUGAL LOVES YOUR SHOW!

Viewer
Viewer

I love this show. Will it be back and when?

Viewer
Viewer

WHEN IS NEXT SEASON ?????? I'm ADDICTED to PROJECT RUNWAY AND HAVING WITHDRAWALS SYNDROME HELP ME PLEASE!!!!

NO RERUN NO PROJECT RUNWAY>>>>>> WHATS A PERSON TO DO?????????? ADDICTED FAN

Viewer
Viewer

Hello Leanne..I love to watch Run Way Project. I would just like to say..that i was desapointed that Rami was not a winner..he is a great and very creative desingner..his vew of fashion is not only based on one type of style..in his final colection Rami..presented..daily and evening fashion..clothing that majaroty of women would surely wear and be comfortable with...he is designer who is ready to lead..with a grea future ahead..Kris who unfortuantely was the winner..i love his funny ways..he can go far yes..but in his final colection..what he gived was flufies...most in black..wich can only be worne at nights..to an oscar event..i did not see not one clothing in Kris colection that a woman can just slip on and dont feel she is too over dressed....how many women would realy wear flufs..feathers..frils..scolerups daily ?.good luck Rami i just love your work..it is outstanding..Leanne i realy enjoyd your smiles and personality..great hugs!

Finauga
Finauga

Talofa, my country's word for the show is aulelei and i enjoy all the five seasons...when is the next season..i am very anxious to find out, thanks, nauga

Viewer
Viewer

i really love the show projectrunway , i have been looking forward to the next season can you tell me when the next season will start , thank you mary