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SCAD grad to compete on “Project Runway”

38420_1464911495373_1011078506_1357805_3376763_nAfter watching Mychael Knight and Anthony Williams make fashion happen on deadline during past seasons of “Project Runway,” we will have another Georgia competitor to cheer for during the next season of the Lifetime reality show.

April Johnston, right, a 2010 graduate of the SCAD School of Fashion, will be among the hopefuls snipping and clipping under the watchful eye of Michael KorsNina GarciaTim Gunn and Heidi Klum.

By the way it looks like Klum has gone from blonde to a light honey brown for this season, judging from this photo, below, from the show’s Web site.

How do you like Heidi's new hair color?

How do you like Heidi's new hair color?

The season kicks off at 9 p.m. July 29.

Johnston, 21, will be the youngest of the 17 contestants and is the only contestant from the South. She lives in Savannah, which Buzz declares is close enough to claim her as one of our own, especially given SCAD’s presence in Atlanta. Her senior collection was inspired by deconstructed halls, old asylums and abandoned morgues, the school told us. Her SCAD Style Lab mentor, Zac Posen, guided her through the creation of her collection of black and grey pieces with detailed textures.

“Everybody at SCAD is thrilled for April,” said SCAD School of Fashion Dean Michael Fink. “We’ll all be glued to our sets. If her provocative and powerful senior collection is any indication, we’re confident she’ll create some exciting and intriguing clothes.”

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Mary

July 19th, 2010
1:08 pm

“Her senior collection was inspired by deconstructed halls, old asylums and abandoned morgues.”

Sounds lovely. *eyeroll*

DebDoes

July 19th, 2010
1:27 pm

You go girl! Make GA/ATL proud. We will be watching!

SCAD27

July 19th, 2010
2:18 pm

“Sounds lovely. *eyeroll*”

I guess Mary doesn’t see fashion like that when she shops at “Dress Barn”.

Mary

July 19th, 2010
2:21 pm

SCAD27, I used to work for a school of visual arts. So, I know all about the tedious attempts to be “edgy” and different. Yawn.

sam

July 19th, 2010
2:58 pm

GOOD LUCK APRIL!!! I’ll be watching and rooting for you!

Real Peeps

July 19th, 2010
3:37 pm

Should be interesting since she is a recent graduate and not a seasoned professional like most of the contestants have been.

Catherine

July 19th, 2010
4:30 pm

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Chris

July 19th, 2010
4:34 pm

Hahaa wow lots of jealous people here

LMaddy

July 19th, 2010
4:38 pm

LOL @ Mary. I doesn’t sound like anything I would wear, but who cares? Good luck, April!!

What?

July 19th, 2010
5:45 pm

Well, if daddy can afford SCAD’s tuition of about $50K per year he can sure buy her better clothes.

[...] to the AJC’s, The Buzz, SCAD Graduate April Johnston will be on the next season of Project Runway. The show and beginning [...]

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July 20th, 2010
5:34 am

SCAD27, I used to work for a school of visual arts. So, I know all about the tedious attempts to be “edgy” and different. Yawn.

Oprah Winfrey show episodes

July 20th, 2010
5:34 am

SCAD27, I used to work for a school of visual arts. So, I know all about the tedious attempts to be “edgy” and different. Yawn.http://blogs.ajc.com/the-buzz/2010/07/19/scad-grad-to-compete-on-project-runway/?cp=2#comment-8451

Catherine

July 20th, 2010
5:07 pm

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Ren

July 22nd, 2010
1:05 pm

Hey, good for her for going outside of the mainstream for inspiration. I just hope that A) her style has something that sets her apart from the generic “Hot Topic mall rat” look (and this is speaking as someone with a fondness for lace, puffy shirts, buckles, etc.) and B) she’s flexible enough to work with the challenges the show sets and still let her style shine through.
After hearing this news, I get the feeling I’m going to start watching this show this season. Best of luck to her!

Catherine

July 27th, 2010
4:08 pm

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