TV and fashion are a natural pairing: That's why "Project Runway" has been on the air for so many years. But wouldn't it be great if the "Runway" designers were tasked with creating garments for your favorite scripted TV programs?
To be fair, this is something "Runway" has tried in the past. But the results haven't been all that great. In Season 5, the designers made a look for Brooke Shields to wear on the short-lived series "Lipstick Jungle." Both the "Runway" episode and " Lipstick Jungle " were pretty forgettable.
Here are some ideas for "Runway" challenges that could really sizzle. If the designers got a chance to design a look that would appear on any of these TV shows, it would be a great way to attract new viewers.
"Mad Men"This is a natural choice! Who wouldn't want a chance to design an outfit for curvaceous Joan or a great new dress for a recently slimmed-down Betty? There could even be two winning designs: one for a female cast member and one for a male cast member. This would lead to plenty of strategy in the sewing room and make for a great "Runway" episode.
"Suits"This USA series is beloved for fans for sharp writing and great acting…not to mention fabulous, office-friendly dresses and tailored suits. Get Sarah Rafferty as a guest judge, and the judging session is sure to be hilarious. Plus, it's been a while since the designers were tasked with creating office-appropriate ensembles that still look fashionable.
"Arrow"What is more challenging than creating a superhero costume that isn't over-the-top? It would be an immense challenge (especially if the designers had to work in teams). Designing a costume that doesn't look cheap would also be a challenge, given the limited budget for fabric.