What with BNTM, ANTM and Project Catwalk, not to mention series like Ugly Betty and Gossip Girl, our tellies have never been so fashwan orientated till now. Now Hilary Swank (yep, as in Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank) has been mooted as the host of a future FASHION GAME SHOW. What a capital idea. Acting is so 2009 anyway, Hilary. We’ve heard it’ll be; ‘a studio-based game show in which self-described fashion diehards will be tested on their knowledge of style and fashion, with one winning fashionista earning big prizes.’ Great! Perfect for all those fashion geeks who know the names of all of Tom Ford’s brothers and sisters and Sonia Rykiel’s shoe size. We also imagine that the contestant fodder would be quite camp and over-dramatic, and there will therefore be plenty of tears and tantrums before bedtime.
We would also like to make a suggestion to the producers of what is known as 'Untitled Hilary Swank Reality Project' at the moment: we strongly urge you to consider a Generation Game style practical skills round, where, instead of the potter’s wheel of years gone by, contestants have to rustle up a Rodarte-style tutu on a Singer sewing machine in 2 minutes (or something like that). What a marvellous thought. More news as we get it, Graziettas.
- Naomi Attwood