Minnesota's own Christopher Straub was named the winner of the first challenge, with Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman coming in at a close second. They truly did Minnesota proud!
[The crowd at the St. Paul premiere party / Image by Stephen Stephens/Digital Crush Photo]
Local press of the Premiere party held at St. Paul Hotel:
Allison Kaplan's review for Pioneer Press and her write-up on her own blog;
City Pages' review and slideshow;
A whole bunch of photos of the St. Paul Premiere event by Digital Crush;
l'etoile's recap of the premiere event. (National PR blog Blogging Project Runway also linked to this recap!)
National reviews of the premiere episode:
Project Rungay offers up their takes on Christopher's winning design and Ra'mon's second-place look.
Here's Blogging Project Runway's pick for Episode 1 favorite: Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman.
My cover story for Vita.mn on Ra'mon and Christopher was highlighted in Blogging Project Runway, as well as photo links from Digital Crush.
Here's a video of Eclecticoiffeur (my stylist collective) prepping Ra'mon for a photo shoot by Robb Long that will appear in Twin Cities Statement.
Here's an interview with Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman, Christopher Straub and Shirin Askari from their recent promotional appearance in Chicago.
Check out this article in the Chicago Sun Times on Ra'mon and men's fashion.
Ra'mon guest blogs for St. Paul STAYcation about his favorite things about St. Paul.
Here's a story on Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman and Christopher Straub by Kara Nesvig in last week's Star Tribune.
Non-Project Runway-related local fashion news:
MNfashion Week has announced its schedule for Fall 2009 MNfashion Week.
["Slither" boot by Christian Siriano for Payless]
A few styles from Christian Siriano's fall line for Payless are available at Payless.com and locally at the Mall of America. If you're looking for the black pump with chain detail, you're out of luck - unless you can squeeze into a size 6. They're already sold out at the MOA. Look for Siriano's handbag line for Payless to hit stores soon.