Fashion Week El Paseo 2012 was held in Palm Springs under the big white tent. Part of the event was The Stars of Project Runway Fashion Show on March 22nd. The evening began with a terrific performance by Pia Toscao who was a Season 10 American Idol contestant. The collections of 6 winners and finalists of Project Runway got underway. The audience was wildly receptive of everyone which included Gordana Gehlhausen who specializes in silk organza, one of a kind Couture & knits , Mila Hermanovski showed her cutting edge Mila Collection Fall ’12, Michael Drumond presented his eco-friendly clothing line, Seth Aaron who was the winner of Season 7 launched a high fashion line of really cool iPad covers, Josh Christensen showcased his men’s wear collection, and Palm Springs designer Michael Costello wowed the audience with his glam creations.
Mondo Guerra who is the current winner of Project Runway All Stars was unable to attend because of his Doctor’s orders. Mondo recorded a message that was broadcast on a jumbo screen for everyone. He apologized to the audience for not being there and showed several of his signature pieces on the runway. The festivities moved to the Hyatt Grand Champions for an after party.
A trunk show was set up the following day in the big white tent. Attendees could come and meet the designers and buy their creations. These Project Runway Stars were inundated with fans that came to meet them and have them sign autographs. There was a shopping frenzy with all the fashionistas going from booth to booth buying items from their favorite stars. It was a fun packed day!