Thursday night I watched the grand finale of Project Runway, wanting to see how Taos Pueblo fashion designer Patricia Michaels did. Of course, many people in Taos, where I live, were pulling for her all season. We love it when one of us does well outside our borders.
|Patricia Michaels — Photo by Ray Seale/Taos News
Patricia, the show’s first Native American designer, came in second. (There were 16 at the season’s start.) For the finale, she and the other two designers had to make 12 looks for fashion week. She created her own fabrics and used materials such as horse hair, mica, and silver. Her collection was clearly inspired by her Native roots.
Was I star struck? Oh, maybe just a little.