The colorful, witty and unpredictable designer from the rural Pennsylvania town of Lehman captured hearts and minds everywhere with his powerful designs and off-the-wall personality.We were lucky enough to snag some quality time with Jay & in an in-depth, almost hour-long podcast interview, discussing everything from the weird urban Jay myths (no, he's not a kooky-unlovable-angry-Heidi-Zac Posen-hater) to his influences as a designer to his unvarnished opinions on Project Runway 2 - which he took part in as a judge. To meet Jay in his own words - CLICK ON THE PODCAST BELOW - or download it to your MP3 player.
PODCAST INTERVIEW: Is There Life After Project Runway? Catch up with the Show's First Ever Winner, the Charming Jay McCarroll, as he Takes on the Fashion Business & New York in Bravo's "Project Jay" airing Wed., 2/22 @ 10 pm. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG & PODCAST - MP3 File
On Wednesday, February 22, Bravo premieres its new Project Runway spin-off, the one-hour documentary Project Jay, which follows his move to New York as he begins working on and marketing his very own fashion line. In addition to chronicling the start of a new chapter in this designer's life, it reveals the man behind the fabric as his career and life unfold in the months after he's crowned the winner of Project Runway.
"Viewers will share Jay's journey as he takes on the merciless world of fashion through Project Jay," explains Lauren Zalaznick, President of Bravo - the popular network responsible for everything from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to Project Runway to Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. "Jay McCarroll is a perfect example of the unique and captivating personalities that Bravo has a reputation for uncovering with shows like Project Runway." Fun stuff to look forward to on Project Jay:
- Travel to Jay's tiny hometown to meet his family and cover the start of a long journey as he packs his pick-up truck for a life-changing relocation.
- The escapades that follow Heidi Klum's request that Jay design her gown for the Emmys, where she plans to take her first steps back on the red carpet after giving birth.
- Follow & commiserate as he desperately searches for affordable space in the city, both to live in & to create his fashion masterpieces.
The 411 on the premiere of Project Jay:
- Bravo - BravoTV.com
- Wednesday, February 22
- 11:00 PM ET/PT
- Lesley Scott