The Fashion Show : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

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Critic Reviews

  1. 50
    Alas, it may end up being addictive for hard-core fashionistas, but The Fashion Show needs work before it is truly ready for the runway.
  2. Tonight's extended episode--it runs until 11:15 p.m.--comes off as the trashier, less sophisticated cousin to "Project Runway." If that's the appeal of "Runway," then have at it. But if you're a design fan, The Fashion Show may prove to be an unfashionable disappointment.
  3. There is plenty to enjoy, but not much to applaud. At its best fashion celebrates originality; The Fashion Show feeds on imitation.
  4. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    42
    As with any knockoff, the onus is on The Fashion Show to offer something different and better, and so far it does neither.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    There's just not that same level of drama when designing a standard blue blazer.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 7 out of 12
  1. AL
    Jul 22, 2009
    2
    A few points for effort in putting a show together, but was it successful? No. I was surprised to find Kelly as one of the judges; I do not A few points for effort in putting a show together, but was it successful? No. I was surprised to find Kelly as one of the judges; I do not feel she has the background to judge, Beyonce's mother would of been a better candidate considering that she has designed costumes for Destiny's Child. I do respect Kelly as an artist just not as a judge. In Project Runway you can probably pick out half of the group as not-so-good designers, the fashion show is 100% not-so-good designers while the judges scramble to find the most bearable contestants for the top three. Full Review »
  2. KayeC
    Jun 11, 2009
    2
    Sorry, I didn't like either isaac or his female sidekick. I thought the apogee came when they kicked off the gal who wasn't Sorry, I didn't like either isaac or his female sidekick. I thought the apogee came when they kicked off the gal who wasn't familiar with hip hop clothes. Hip hop is so over and done with and the way the two kingpins acted was like the designer had killed someone. Bad, very bad! Full Review »
  3. chrisj
    May 22, 2009
    3
    Like a designer gown that looks fine from a distance and ends up on closer examination to have frayed hems and is held together with safety Like a designer gown that looks fine from a distance and ends up on closer examination to have frayed hems and is held together with safety pins. Mizrahi isn't his usual bubbly, personable self and the designers, save a handful, don't seem nearly as gifted as those seen on PR. Many can't even sew. Group projects, often the weakest aspect of PR, are the mainstay of this knockoff. Finally, looks like Bravo thought adding more big name designers as panelists and show viewers would hold the fabric of its hour together. It merely proves, as with PR, that less is truly more. Full Review »