Reality Fashion. Bravo’s ‘Fashion House’ To Take on Project Runway?

October 28, 2008 • Lifestyle


According to yesterday’s NY Post, it’s official. Kenely isn’t the only one to produce a copycat. As expected, Bravo is putting together a knock-off of "Project Runway" to replace the hit series that jumped to Lifetime last summer.

Page Six first broke the unconfirmed news of a "Runway" clone – tentatively titled "Fashion House" – last Friday when it found casting-call information for the show on the classified-ad site Craigslist. A live casting call for fashion designers has been set for New York at a hotel in Chelsea next month.

Perhaps because it no longer needed to keep it quiet, Bravo posted a notice on its own site ( announcing tryouts in four cities starting next Sunday.

"We’re currently accepting applications from talented designers to
take part in a fashion design competition series," it reads.

As we all know, the fate of "Runway" is in legal limbo right now. The series’ owner, movie producer Harvey Weinstein, sold
the series to Lifetime for a reported $150 million last summer. But NBC, which owns Bravo, has obtained a court order stopping the sale.

Both sides are due back in court next month, where preparations for
the clone show will more than likely become a new issue in the dispute.

Speculation was flying all weekend that NBC and Bravo were trying
to keep "Runway" off Lifetime long enough to get "Fashion House" ready
to air at the same time.

Read "‘Runway’ Copycat Confirmed‘ here.

Source & Photo: NY Post

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