It's a strong indicator of how far the new Project Runway spinoff Under the Gunn has to go to build a following anywhere near as strong as the franchise's original anchor, that I had to dig a little to find even one blog recap of the show this morning. This will make at least two!
I had more than one option for seating at last night's screening at the Back Stage Bar, but local PR alums Michelle Lesniak and Bryce Black were among those who came out to support local competitors Brady Lange and Amy Sim. The show itself is a touch convoluted. There are the designers' challenges themselves, and then there is a sub-competition between three mentors—PR formers Anya Ayoung-Chee, Mondo Guerra, and Nick Verreos. For the first outing, only half the designers even participated (Lange among them), doing a standard "create a look in six hours that expresses who you are as a designer" challenge, in order to give the mentors an idea of who they would prefer to work with, much like kids picking teammates for a recess-hour scrimmage:
Pertinent local notes on the shindig are located over on MOD.