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Betsey is so cute. And she'd probably get hyper about the challenges.

It isn’t “Project Runway” season 9, but it’s something.

According to the Wall Street Journal — I found it via Blogging Project Runway —  the Weinsteins are developing two more “Project Runway” spinoffs:

“As part of their television push, they plan to launch two spinoffs of ‘Runway’ this year: one called ‘Project Runway: Masters,’ in which professional designers compete in fashion challenges to earn money for their favorite charities. Another is titled ‘Project Runway: Accessories,’ where designers create new clothing accessories each week.”

We already knew about the “Accessories” thing and I have to say I don’t care too much about that. But the “Masters” thing is interesting.

I love “Top Chef: Masters” (and “Top Chef: All Stars,” which is airing now — go Richie!) and I have a feeling I’d like “Project Runway: Masters.” Can you imagine the egos?

They’d better pick real pros, ’cause some of the past PR contestants have done enough to be considered pros themselves. So if they don’t give us guest judge type designers (and not the celebs, like Jessica Simpson), it will just be a regular season of PR.

Which I’m also fine with.

All in all, I’m liking this news. Blogging Project Runway asked fans which designers they’d like to see compete. So far one person suggested Michael Kors. Ha. If he wasn’t eliminated the first week it would be for favoritism.

I want Betsey Johnson, Vera Wang, Elie Saab, Isaac Mizrahi, Tom Ford, Stella McCartney and Monique Lhuillier, to start. It sucks that this is happening after Alexander McQueen died, not that he would probably go for it.

If Georgina Chapman weren’t married to Harvey Weinstein I’d suggest her. As it stands, Marchesa is too much conflict of interest. Either lady can guest judge (or host?) but that’s it.

So when is this starting? I need something PR-related to start soon … except the accessories thing. I just can’t bring myself to care.

Catch up on my “Project Runway” stories in this nifty archive.

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