With our burgeoning and dynamic fashion design scene, it was just a matter of time before a local designer landed on a fashion TV show.
Thursday's the night. Tune in and see Raleigh-based commission designer Marie Cordella compete on "24 Hour Catwalk," the fashion competition series on Lifetime. The episode airs at 10:30, after "Project Runway All-Stars."
Hosted by Alexa Chung, the show starts with four designers who compete in a first-cut challenge; two are eliminated, setting up a head-to-head challenge in which the designers much create a themed 3-piece collection. Judges designer Cynthia Rowley, fashion editor Derek Blasberg, publicist James LaForce and Chung choose the winner, who gets 10 grand.
Tonight's the show's season finale (and who knows, it could be the last episode ever), and while we haven't been devoted viewers, we liked it fine. And apparently Lifetime liked our review. The network has been using us doing its on air promotions, as in 'watch the show critics call ..."cheeky" the Raleigh News & Observer.' Yep, we're big time.
We don't know how Marie does, but after the show airs we'll follow up and share her experience.