While reading yesterday's New York Times update on the fight over which network would have the right to air the next season of Project Runway, Counterfeit Chic wondered whether it was an April Fool's joke. Not because the lawsuit had settled, with the Weinstein Company agreeing to pay a fee to move the show from NBC's Bravo to Lifetime, but because the official statement apparently included a message from Harvey Weinstein personally congratulating NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker and thanking him for resolving the issue in a professional manner.
Really? Harvey Weinstein?
But improbably polite press releases aside, it's nice to know that the competitors who braved sleepless nights of constructing couture garments from industrial waste and dryer lint -- while inspiring record numbers of starry-eyed students to apply to design school -- will have their season in the sun.