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Which Game Show Inspires Chris March’s Mad Fashion?

Love Chris March‘s wild designs on Project Runway and Mad Fashion? He gets it from his mama — seriously.

In the final segment of this week’s Media Beat interview, the fashion designer and reality TV star explains how the fashion bug first bit him as a child while watching his mother take sewing lessons. And when Mama March landed a spot on a particular game show, it was a wrap — young Chris officially had a niche.

“My mother was on Let’s Make a Deal when I was little, and so I was always fascinated with Let’s Make a Deal and all the people in their costumes,” March said. “And the bigger and crazier ones always got more attention so… Gee I wonder where that comes from.”

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Part 1: Chris March Talks Mad Fashion
Part 2: Chris March on The Project Runway Effect

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Chris March on The Project Runway Effect

In the second installment of this week’s Media Beat interview, fashion designer Chris March talks about first breaking into the public consciousness on Season 4 of Project Runway.

“I was watching it, and a friend of mine who works in TV goes, ‘Oh, my God. They love you. The way they’re treating you, the way they’re editing it, they introduced you second, your laugh is all over the place,’” the current star of Bravo’s Mad Fashion said. “And then I started getting all these emails, and I would get a million hits on my website during the show. I had no idea what television could do.”

You can also view this video on YouTube.

Part 1: Chris March Talks Mad Fashion
Part 3: Which Game Show Inspires Chris March’s Mad Fashion?

Chris March Talks Mad Fashion

Whether crafting a Mardi Gras outfit for actress Jennifer Coolidge on Bravo’s Mad Fashion or making that “hair” dress for Project Runway, Chris March has become known for his wild, costume-like couture. In our latest Media Beat interview, he spoke with UnBeige‘s Stephanie Murg about his creative process.

“I’d say 90 percent of the time I get an idea, like, within 10 seconds of somebody telling me what their whole thing is about. And usually that flash of an idea, it’s what I always go with,” the designer and reality TV star explained. “It might change slightly, but in general that’s pretty much it. To get me to change the entire idea is pretty tough.”

And, while not even Cher herself could likely get March to divert from his vision, there is one rocker he just might compromise for. Watch the full video to find out.

You can also view this video on YouTube.

Part 2: Chris March on The Project Runway Effect
Part 3: Which Game Show Inspires Chris March’s Mad Fashion?

Barbara Walters, Harold Ford, Jr. and Bravo’s Chris March

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We could barely keep up with the steady stream of A-listers who poured into Michael’s today. When we arrived a little before noon, there was a handful of power brokers quietly hunkering down to business over their Cobb salads in the back of the room. By the time Bravo’s latest star, designer Chris March arrived with Jennifer Geisser, the network’s senior vice president of communications, and publicist Alana McElroy, there was a palpable party vibe in the dining room.  Late arrival Harold Ford, Jr. worked the room like nobody’s business while social swans Muffie Potter Aston and Suzanne Johnson doled out air kisses like they were candy.

While it was a little hard to hear over the chattering crowd, I thoroughly enjoyed dishing with Chris, whose new show, Mad Fashion, premiered Tuesday night on Bravo. Chris, you might recall was a finalist on Project Runway. (Christian Siriano was the winner that season). His quirky couture and good natured personality ( gotta love that laugh!) made him a fan favorite. Chris tells me when Bravo’s resident boy wonder, Andy Cohen, got wind he was shopping a show around, he got in touch with Chris and insisted Bravo see it first. The deal was done in a matter of days.

Unlike most of those ubiquitous Bravolebrities, Chris isn’t into the fame game. “I didn’t do either show to get famous,” he tells me. “I did it to get to do the type of work I wanted to do.” Things have worked out pretty well on that score. On the Wednesday before the I Heart Radio concert in Las Vegas, Chris got a call from Lady Gaga’s office requesting he make something fabulous for her appearance at the show. In less than a week, he delivered the studded motorcycle cape she wore on stage. “That wouldn’t have happened without being on television.” Maybe, but the guy has definitely got it.  This is the same man who made Meryl Streep‘s last Oscar dress at his kitchen table. His secret weapon: a drama-free attitude when dealing with people who live and die for style.

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