Next week on December 20, Lifetime will debut a half-hour documentary special called Project Runway Spotlight: Marchesa, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at the successful fashion house built by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig.
It’s apparently cut from a film by a Canadian documentarian, which you can watch in full here if you want. It includes interviews with Halle Berry, Eva Longoria, and even Anna Wintour.
Chapman filled us in on the film’s Canadian provenance, among other things, during a press conference call yesterday to promote the special and her run as a judge on Project Runway: All Stars.
Chapman was just as composed and eloquent over the phone as she is on the show while talking about PR and pregnancy.
On the difficulties of judging contestants’ designs and whether it’s hard to leave her own (pretty specific, if you consider her design and personal aesthetic) tastes out of it, she said, “I dont compare it [to my own line] because everybody has their own aesthetic,” but that “I think your own personal taste does come into it. I can like something even if I wouldnt design or wear it, but if I don’t like soemthing aesthetically, it’s hard to wrap my head around it and like it as a piece.”
She also told us that her dream guest judge would be the late Isabella Blow.
As for her newly announced pregnancy, she said it’s been an easy one so far and that “I sometimes feel my most creative when I’m pregnant” (When asked about Kate Middleton, she simply said, “Poor thing.”)
Of course, there’s the question on everyone’s mind when a designer is pregnant: Is a childrenswear line in the works? “I would love to one day, but I don’t know if that will be anytime soon.”
If the adorable pint-sized frocks she created for the Target/Neiman Marcus collection are any indication, that’s certainly something she’s capable of.
Project Runway Spotlight: Marchesa will air on Thursday, December 20 at 10pm ET/PT