Riding on the F train down from Midtown (where we had just seen the new Woody Allen movie), we watched the clock carefully. We were supposed to be at the Lansing-Dreiden/Diamond Nights Delancey show at 9pm, which was only 25 minutes away. We were looking through the windows of the subway doors around the 20s when we spotted a pale person with big dark-rimmed glasses.
“Is that…? No, it couldn’t be!” we told ourselves. The person stepped in and walked the end of the subway car, standing in front of a subway door on the opposite side. We peered over curiously, to see if it was who we thought it was. The person was wearing straight legged blue jeans, black shoes, and a generic active wear black water-resistant winter jacket with the hood pulled over. We continued to crane our necks, when we saw the person pull down their hood and reveal a mane of white-blond hair.
“Ahhh!!!,” we shouted to ourselves. “It’s AUSTIN SCARLETT from ‘Project Runway‘!” For a split second we were ready to jump up to him and say something, but we controlled ourselves–we didn’t know what stop he was getting off at. How embarrassing would that be to run up to someone and tell them that you were so excited to see them and then stand there for 5 awkward subway stops with probably everyone looking at the both of you like you were freaks. So we sat in our seat and planned to say something to him like, “I love your work!” if he happened to get off at the same stop.
But alas, he did not do so. Around 8:40 he got off at the West 4th Street station.
We had to wonder if Austin was in New York City getting ready for Fall Fashion Week. Is he be one of the 3 Project Runway finalists to show their collection? Hmmmm…
We know we haven’t mentioned it before, but we watch “Project Runway” every week on a religious basis. So we were pretty stoked to see Austin. We haven’t been this excited since we saw Yoanna from “America’s Next Top Model” on the N/R line!