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Jason Wu Reveals the Inspiration Behind His “Tropical Paradise” Runway Show at New York Fashion Week

Jason Wu‘s New York Fashion Week show provided a sweet escape from life in the COVID era.

Forget staring at the same wall for another day and turn your eyes to Jason’s spring 2021 runway show set on the beaches of Tulum, Mexico! Or at least pretend that’s the case.

In reality, Jason Wu, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and IGM were able to create a tropical oasis on the rooftop of one of New York City’s high rise buildings. All it took to bring Jason’s vision to life was an array of palm trees, a boardwalk and 12,000 pounds of sand, which was all well-worth it for the designer.

In an exclusive interview with E! News’ fashion expert, Zanna Rossi, Jason said that ahead of the show he told all the models, “‘I want you to forget that we have all these problems—we’re in a

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Inside TV’s Fashion Design Competition Series Trend With ‘Project Runway,’ ‘Making the Cut,’ ‘Next in Fashion’

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When “Project Runway” premiered on Bravo in 2004, it entered a crowded reality competition landscape but still managed to be the first of its kind as a fashion design competition. Now, more than a decade and a half later, such fashion series are seeing a surge.

“Project Runway” alone has launched more than six spinoffs, seen franchise expansion in new countries and undergone a major revamp. But streamers Netflix and Amazon Prime Video also recently got in the game with “Next in Fashion” and “Making the Cut,” respectively.

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“Everything in the world has changed,” says former “Project Runway” winner and now mentor Christian Siriano. “But what I think stays the same is that people are still really interested in the process of how fashion comes to life — how it’s created.”

“Project Runway’s” most

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