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How Many Project Runway Contestants Can You Fit Into A Barkar?

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Gen Art events will always pack the house. Sometimes overpack the house as LAist has been to other events of theirs where you couldn't tell if you were coming or going. Interestingly, the makeup of Gen Art is very different from city to city (we hear Chicago has the best mix of young professionals - as the LA version can at times just have too many wanna-bes).

So when LAist trekked to the Santa Monica airport Friday night for Gen Art's ninth annual "Fresh Faces In Fashion" show, we kept our expectations in check. Sometmes the first obstacle is check-in, but this time it went smoothly, and we made our way into the Barkar, found our way to the open bar and assessed the scene. It seemed that just about every reality show on Bravo was represented - Workout (check), Blowout (check), Project Runway (quadruple check). Also on hand were Reggie Miller, Macy Gray and Tracy Bingham.

Typical of both fashion, runway shows and Gen Art - you can bet if the doors said 7 and show at 8, we arrived at 8:30 for the show to being just before 9. We took our seats and did a quick scope of the gift bag (three randoms in the crowd received new Blackberry Pearls!). Nick Verreos and Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon opened the show (lovely the both of them, but talk about forced compliments and awkward pauses, ouch.) Here is a quick recap of the collections that were shown: