A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
If you can dream it, you can make it; and it's OK to be weird and wild.
Positive Role Models
Chris March and his design team are creative, individual thinkers who are proudly themselves.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
There is some discussion of highlighting body parts for sexual appeal as it relates to the construction of clothing, as well as sexual innuendo (referring to a clothing prop as a French tickler or referring to a "shoegasm").
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Infrequent language, such as "oh my God," "holy crap," and "bad ass" as well as fully bleeped "f--k" and "s--t." Some quips about being gay.
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Products & Purchases
Discussion of brands and designers. Chris March is a former Project Runway contestant and characters from other Bravo offerings appear on the show.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some social drinking is shown.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this fashion reality series features some bizarre fashions that sometimes run towards the slightly risque (exaggerated busts and hips, etc.). Besides this, the only other iffy content is some mild language and fully bleeped stronger words ("f--k," "s--t"). Overall, creative teens who know their way around a sewing machine or glue gun will probably appreciate the truly mad fashion featured on the series.
Is It Any Good?
Project Runway fans who appreciated former contestant Chris March's over-the-top designs and compelling personality will likely enjoy MAD FASHION. In this series, March creates designs that are definitely more his style -- i.e., dresses you'd likely see on a professional drag performer or Mardi Gras float. The show also provides opportunity for viewers to observe the dynamics between client and designer. The push and pull between the whole team and the clients provides good opportunity for kids to observe the need for compromise, as well as the need for artists and designers to take risks to fulfill their vision.
Besides some annoying Bravo network-style shenanigans (such as cameos by Real Housewives clients), the show is quite enjoyable and fun. There are also some great lines, as when a member of Chris's team describes a client's shoes as "dominatrix clown" shoes, or when Chris chides a member of his team by quipping, "Do you know how many homeless gay people would be happy to cut up glitter canvas?" For fashion obsessed kids and parents, this is a fun addition.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.