Tons of Project Runway Gossip; Defending American Apparel's CEO; Prada's New Gallery; Paper Denim & Cloth Rises Again

3.7.2008

By Nick Burns

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Is Project Runway in need of a makeover? Jillian Lewis and Christian Siriano told WWD they think producers should shake things up to keep the show, which is now casting for Season 5, fresh. [WWD]

An American Apparel model speaks out about the company's mustachioed CEO Dov Charney. Mustache or not, he's apparently not the douche bag the media portrays him to be. Maybe shaving the mustache will help him ditch the Chester the Molester associations and sexual harassment suits—or maybe he should just stop giving models vibrators as gifts. [Radar]

Miuccia Prada loves to mix art and fashion, so its no surprise to hear that Prada plans to open a Rem Hoolhaas-designed gallery space in Milan to showcase Fondazione Prada's collection of contemporary art in the next couple of years. The foundation is shopping around for a quaint home with curb appeal with just 162,000 square feet. [WWD]

Project Runway winner Christian Siriano is considering his options for what to do with his final collection. WWD reports that he is considering retailers like Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York or his own website—that is, if Posh Spice doesn't snap it up herself. As the winner of the competition, he can hawk his line on Bluefly.com but he's unsure if his collection is right for the Bluefly customer—considering they sell last season's threads on the cheap. [WWD]

Reality shows collided when Jaslene from America's Next Top Model worked the Project Runway catwalk for Jillian. Time for a Heidi vs. Tyra supermodel smackdown! [Fashionista]

Hoping to rise from the dead, Paper Denim & Cloth gets a major image overhaul in a bid to win over the hipster set of the Lower East Side. The fruits of their makeover labor will be seen this fall. Does anyone still wear Paper? [WWD]

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