Richard Gere has put his apartment in Julian Schnabel's Palazzo Chupi on the market, private-equity execs come down to earth, Sam Zell continues to be wacky, and Jeff Zucker and Harvey Weinstein fight like a couple of queens over 'Project Runway' in our daily roundup of real-estate, finance, media and law news.
We've just received word that come this November, Project Runway will move from Bravo to Lifetime, the "No. 1 network for women" and made-for-television movies starring Meredith Baxter Birney. Please note the adjustment on your DVRs!
Christian Siriano has been rubbing elbows with celebrities on the West Coast, but he's finally back in New York. Last night, at the Mercedes-Benz BlueTec Auto Show kickoff party, we caught the Project Runway winner when he wasn't chatting up fashion-world insiders like Fern Mallis and the Heatherette boys.
When we heard last week that Project Runway runner-up Rami Kashou's clothes would be sold at Big Drop come May, we were impressed. So we rang him up for a "little chat," as Runway dominatrix Heidi Klum might say.
Try as we might, we can't ignore Christian Siriano. Normally Project Runway winners don't stay in the spotlight for postshow achievements, but Siriano might be the first. WWD reports today Siriano found backers for his line on Monday, which is gosh darn fast.
Project Runway winner Christian Siriano might have America swooning over his whole "fierce" thing (and inexplicably so, in our book — our gay posse got over that word long ago), but Rami Kashou's doing just fine since his line will be sold at Intermix this spring.
Has Project Runway gone stale? Season-four runner-up Jillian Lewis and winner Christian Siriano think so. Lewis tells WWD:
"Personally, watching it, they need to change the format or something to refresh the love people have for the show." … [Lewis] felt the show could last, "maybe another season or two. I love the show, but now it feels it's easier to predict what's going to happen."