Project Runway’s Jay
McCarroll gets 11 more
minutes of fame


As LA Fashion Week wraps up and the celebs go home with their swag bags, few realize how much behind-the-scenes work goes into creating those fabulous shows — which last less than 15 minutes. Directors Michael Selditch and Rob Tate — of Bravo’s Project Jay — take an in-depth look into that process in their new feature documentary Eleven Minutes, which chronicles Project Runway’s Jay McCarroll’s first independent runway show for New York’s Fashion Week in 2006. The acid-tongued McCarroll — the reality show’s first “next great American designer” — is just as witty and endearing as he was on TV, as he struggles to balance his creativity with commercialism, and get everything to the runway on time. Eleven Minutes premieres at the Philadelphia Film Festival on April 5. Go to for more listings.