'Project Runway' returns with more unconventional challenges
TV news of the week: Fashion's favorite 'Project' and 'Great Lake Warriors' on History Channel.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 05:10 PM
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Repurposing materials in the name of fashion is nothing new for "Project Runway." As fans of the design competition will remember, the show's very first challenge had contestants making clothes from the grocery store, and Austin Scarlett made a dress from cornhusks. A later challenge involved making outfits from car parts. "They get really creative when they don't actually have fabrics, where they have to use unconventional materials, and I always love that," says host/judge/producer Heidi Klum, which is why there's another such challenge this tenth season, premiering on Lifetime July 19. "We had one where they had to make clothes out of candy. We went to the Dylan Candy Bar," says Klum, who declines to give away other details but confirms that a couple of the designers quit the show early. "They left in the middle of the night when everyone was sleeping. They just couldn't make it work."
Tune in: Premiering July 19 on History Channel, the eight-part series "Great Lake Warriors" follows tug boat captains as they brave the elements on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.
PBS' "Frontline" explores the battle between salmon fisherman and proponents of an open-pit mine that would contaminate the headwaters of Bristol Bay in "Alaska Gold," premiering July 24.
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