Why I Was Rejected From Project Runway September 9, 2006 / Neil Kramer / 29 Comments Assignment: make a “slinky” evening dress for a top New York fashion model. (I apologize for the cheap fashion-industry joke, La Coquette) Art and Design, Movies and Television BravodesignfashionMovies and TelevisionProject RunwayTV Previous post Sophia, Thinking of You at Dinner Next post Larry King and the Baby Photos 29 Comments Alison September 9, 2006 at 11:41 am Okay, you got me laughing. Reply Tara September 9, 2006 at 12:35 pm It’s fun for a girl and a boy! My daughter got me hooked on Project Runway last weekend when they had the marathon going on Bravo. I’ve now wasted many hours of my life catching up on it. She is so grounded. Reply lizardek September 9, 2006 at 1:11 pm oh, OW! That makes my skin crawl with the pinchiness! Reply better safe than sorry September 9, 2006 at 1:28 pm oh my, that dress kind of makes her look like she’s got a thick waist, not very flattering at all. Reply Jody September 9, 2006 at 1:34 pm You must not have gotten the news: From the article just in case you can’t follow the link above: Spain’s top fashion show has turned away a slew of models on grounds they are too skinny – an unprecedented swipe at body images blamed for encouraging eating disorders among young people. …used a mathematical formula to calculate the models’ body mass index – a measure of their weight in relation to their height – and 30 percent of the women flunked… The body mass index is a tool for doctors who study obesity. It is calculated by dividing weight in pounds by height in inches squared, and multiplying that total by 703. If the resulting number is between 18.5 and 24.9, the person’s weight is normal. Below 18.5 they are underweight. In the case of the Madrid show, organizers rejected women with indices under 18. The body mass index is a tool for doctors who study obesity. It is calculated by dividing weight in pounds by height in inches squared, and multiplying that total by 703. If the resulting number is between 18.5 and 24.9, the person’s weight is normal. Below 18.5 they are underweight. In the case of the Madrid show, organizers rejected women with indices under 18. I think slinky woman would have failed too without the weight of the steel! Reply Charming, but single September 9, 2006 at 2:22 pm Um, I see you’ve given up in the busty Lane Bryant models … Reply Grins September 9, 2006 at 2:25 pm Fun for a boy or a girl! Its such a wonderful toy! How could you not win with that? Reply maribeth September 9, 2006 at 3:22 pm This is exactly the kind of thing they think is brilliant on Project Runway! Reply rach September 9, 2006 at 3:40 pm what happens when you sit down, do you get big gaps at the back where the springs separate Reply cruisin-mom September 9, 2006 at 3:55 pm MUAH, MUAH! Auf Wiedersehen! Reply Neil September 9, 2006 at 4:00 pm Rach, if you have to ask, then obviously my designs are not for someone as “traditional-minded” as… you. May I suggest you buy your clothes off the rack at the Beales in the Dolphin Shopping Centre instead? (Rach, was I good with my Google Search or not?) Reply Alexandra September 9, 2006 at 4:23 pm A very good date dress! Reply rach September 9, 2006 at 5:13 pm Haha, your google search was spot on, Beales as well, the height of conformist, ageist middle of the road fashion, ideal for someone like…….me! Reply Sarah September 9, 2006 at 5:26 pm funny! who knows, it may be the next big thing… i haven’t seen a ‘slinky’ dress before! Reply elle September 9, 2006 at 5:53 pm I wonder what would happen if you pushed her down the stairs…. Just kidding… Relax… (no model was actually hurt in this comment) Reply sarah September 9, 2006 at 8:07 pm personally, i think she is way too fat for that dress. poor thing needs to lose about 25 pounds. i mean, look at that nasty hip bulgeing out of the side. Reply Janet September 10, 2006 at 5:11 am If that dress was truly made out of a slinky I could only imagine it being quite umm, painful. Reply Beth September 10, 2006 at 8:14 am Priceless. Reply Viscountess of Funk September 10, 2006 at 8:23 am Neil: I am currently trying to lose about ten pounds. By most standards, I am average to thin. (About a size 8). But when I go to JCrew to buy jeans, I have to get almost the biggest size to get a pair that I can fit around my “yes, I’ve had children”-middle! What is this saying about society? (Maybe nothing. Maybe it’s just that only ten year old swedish boys buy their jeans in the JCrew womens’ dept). Thanks for the post and for the commentary! You rock. Reply Viscountess of Funk September 10, 2006 at 8:24 am Wow, how did that little face get there where I tried to type an “8”??? Reply Neil September 10, 2006 at 8:29 am Viscountess — I’m not sure, but I like that cool guy, so I’m leaving it up. I will always think of you when I see him. It’s almost like your fingers didn’t want you to reveal you size. Reply Dagny September 10, 2006 at 10:59 am Uh oh. I feel one of those debates in the comments about women’s sizes coming on. I would just like to remind folks before they start the tirade that some of us thin folks are so naturally and that the only dislike we have for those who are larger than us is when they start saying that we must have an eating disorder. The average size of an American woman is a 12. As for the dress, it would definitely get you Auf’d. Reply kimananda September 10, 2006 at 11:53 am I used to have a plastic slinky in funky psychedelic pinks and purples…I could totally see that as a high-end haute couture garment. If only it were big enough…. Reply question girl September 10, 2006 at 3:00 pm i’m STILL (after 16 hours) trying to decided it the slinker GIVES her curves or takes them away…….. Reply Erin September 10, 2006 at 3:09 pm Hahahah, love the projrun shoutout! Reply J. Brown September 10, 2006 at 6:08 pm Umm…I like it. Reply Rachel September 10, 2006 at 11:09 pm ok that is totally hot I would wear that in a new york minute! 😉 Reply 2nd Pearl Past the Post September 11, 2006 at 10:22 am it does look like a good case for hair removal before you go out for the evening. Reply Christine September 11, 2006 at 12:53 pm You made me LOL at work. ;D Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.