My post about Project Runway contestant Keith Michael‘s fake audition sketches has only been up for a few hours and already he has written in to defend himself. How flattering to know that he must be a regular reader. Anyway, this is what he has to say:
i thought it might be time to write in. for the record, i submitted 5 portfolios for the judges review. the one you seem to be focusing on was a research assignment i did for a client in which i reviewed key fashion trends. as a designer, trend forecasting jobs come to me quite frequently. i’m very proud of all the work that i do. the panel of judges that reviewed my work had many years experience behind them. i found them neither ignorant, uninformed or misguided about their own profession.
Trend forecasting, hmm? It seems odd that out of “five portfolios,” the images of someone else’s work were the only ones shown on the program. It’s also odd that he Photoshopped the photos to eliminate the models’ faces and also changed the color of the Lacoste skirt. Wouldn’t the skirt color be an important part of the “trend” for Spring 2006?
Nice try, Keith, but ultimately not very persuasive. Now we all get to wait and see if he is the one who is the subject of the scandal on this week’s episode and is “asked to leave.” Heaven help him if he made it to the Final Three.