Okay. I need to vent. While the Project Runway Canada eco-episode made me squeal with glee, last night’s episode of America’s Next Top Model made me want to throw things against the wall.
The theme was ‘recyclable materials.’ I was thinking couture garbage garments in a low-impact setting. Instead, the sets were very literal and ambiguous in regards to the eco-impact . The clothing was not recycled material, and if it was, someone should have said something. Instead, it was normal clothes that matched the mounds of garbage set up by Tyra’s creative team to put behind the models.
Some of the items weren’t even recyclable — oil? Really? Are you sure? I mean, you can recycle oil but it’s a hell of a lot easier to just use less of it.
What ANTM and Tyra is trying to do is a good thing. The green theme is raising awareness, the show itself is trying to use less resources, and, hopefully, the viewers watching it are being inspired to do something about their ecological footprint.
But the entire photo shoot looked like a high school art project; it wasted materials and didn’t get the point across fashionably.
That being said, Jenah (cardboard, above) looks amazing.
Photo Source: The CW