Last night’s episode of Project Runway: All Stars featured a twist that focused on the neighborhood in which the Lifetime franchise occasionally films.
The designers’ challenge was to create a ready-to-wear look using fabrics from New York-based womenswear label Milly for under $400. The winning dress, designed by Seth Aaron and chosen by both regular and guest judges, including Milly designer Michelle Smith, is available for purchase today. Fittingly, 100 percent of the profits will go toward Save the Garment Center, an organization that supports factories, suppliers and designers through education and advocacy.
The survival of NYC’s garment industry is still an important issue, with everything from rising rent to outsourcing posing a threat, so its nice to see it recognized on such a large platform. There’s some kind of “make it work” joke to be had here for a zingy kicker — yes, even though Tim Gunn is not on this particular spin-off — but we’ll spare you.