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Making the Cut: Heidi and Tim are Back  Season 1, Ep 1

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn welcome 12 designers to New York City and tell them to pack their bags because their first fashion show will be in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In their first assignment, the designers must create a two-look brand snapshot. One designer lets self-doubt get in her way, while another has to make a new dress from scratch with only a few hours remaining. [more inside]
posted by Glinn on Mar 27, 2020 - 11 comments

Project Runway: Finale Part 2  Season 18, Ep 14

The remaining designers rush to put the final touches on their collections, balancing advice from experts while trying to not lose their own point of view. It’s game, set, and match when Serena Williams joins as guest judge for the final runway. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle on Mar 13, 2020 - 12 comments

Project Runway: Finale Part 1  Season 18, Ep 13

Christian visits the remaining contestants at home as they furiously complete their final collections. Then it's back to the workroom to refine and revise, because even though New York Fashion is here, that doesn't mean everyone will show in the finale. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle on Mar 6, 2020 - 12 comments

Project Runway: The Height of Avant Garde Fashion  Season 18, Ep 12

With only one challenge left to make it to New York Fashion Week, the remaining designers must think big to create an avant garde look that is anything but ordinary. In a fashion first, the runway begins with a season-long retrospective, outside and 16 stories high, at New York City’s dramatic Vessel. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle on Feb 28, 2020 - 18 comments

Making The Cut

I’m pretty fucking psyched about seeing Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum back at work together. I’m hoping that Amazon will have given them enough money for longer and more substantial design challenges.
posted by bq on Feb 24, 2020 - 0 comments

Project Runway: Olympic Game Plan  Season 18, Ep 11

(From the Project Runway website) Designing for a client can be tough, especially when your client is a star athlete with high expectations. In this challenge, designers are paired up with a real athlete who will be competing to be in the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic games. The designers need to make them their dream outfit for a victory night celebration, using all of their specialty skills to make the perfect proportions for their clients unique bodies, all while keeping their own point of view amongst a tough client challenge. [more inside]
posted by essexjan on Feb 22, 2020 - 13 comments

Project Runway: Live and Let Tie Dye  Season 18, Ep 10

Tie dye is back in a big way and the designers will need to create their own textiles to elevate the trend from casual to couture. In a twist that may feel more like a trick to the designers, it’s an overnight challenge. The designers go a bit mad working into the wee hours trying to perfect their techniques and complete their high-end looks. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle on Feb 14, 2020 - 14 comments

Project Runway: Suit Yourself  Season 18, Ep 9

This week’s challenge is all about turning a timeless classic on its head: The tuxedo. Inspired by recent fashion moments like mentor Christian Siriano’s groundbreaking Oscars look for Billy Porter, the designers will each need to find their own way to take the tuxedo into the future with a mix of male, female, and non-binary models. A perfectly tailored suit is nearly impossible without help, so the designers get a surprise second set of hands to help out. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle on Feb 7, 2020 - 20 comments

Project Runway: Sheer Genius  Season 18, Ep 8

(From the Bravo website) The designers realize that the challenges only get harder the longer they survive the competition when they’re faced with the hardest yet: a one-day challenge using some of the toughest textiles: sexy, sheer fabrics. As the challenges get more challenging, the competition heats up and just staying in the game becomes more and more difficult for several designers who are reaching their personal limits and question their ability to make it to the end. [more inside]
posted by essexjan on Jan 31, 2020 - 18 comments

Project Runway: Project Runway x Ashley Longshore  Season 18, Ep 7

Collaborations between fashion designers and artists are all the rage. In this challenge, the designers get a chance to enter into one with the fashion industry’s latest art darling, Ashley Longshore. Ashley’s outrageous pop art, turned into one-of-a-kind prints, gives the runway some of the boldest looks of the season. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle on Jan 24, 2020 - 16 comments

Project Runway: There Is Only One You  Season 18, Ep 6

In this week’s challenge, the designers are given a chance to think about their family history and channel those stories and emotions into a look of their choosing. The stakes are high in this one day challenge, as the designers need to face and embrace who they are in order to succeed. Luckily for the designers, there’s a surprise early on that will help boost their chances for success in this Flash Sale Challenge. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle on Jan 17, 2020 - 14 comments

Project Runway: Finale Part 2  Season 16, Ep 14

Fashion Week is finally here and the designers rush to put the final touches on their collections. Four designers will have their dream of showing at New York Fashion Week, but only one designer will reach the ultimate goal of being crowned the next Project Runway Winner! Guest judge Jessica Alba joins the panel. [more inside]
posted by TWinbrook8 on Nov 17, 2017 - 23 comments

Project Runway: Finale Part 1  Season 16, Ep 13

After heading home to work on their Fashion Week collections, the five finalists are visited by Tim who is not impressed with everything they have created so far. The designers return to New York and present the judges with two pieces from their collection. With only three spots guaranteed for Fashion Week, everything is on the line. [more inside]
posted by TWinbrook8 on Nov 12, 2017 - 13 comments

Project Runway: Who's Going to Fashion Week?   Season 16, Ep 12

There's snow business like sew business as the designers compete to get to Fashion Week. [more inside]
posted by the webmistress on Nov 3, 2017 - 11 comments

Project Runway: Driving Miss Unconventional  Season 16, Ep 10

An unconventional materials challenge... [more inside]
posted by essexjan on Oct 20, 2017 - 11 comments

Project Runway: A "Little" Avant Garde  Season 16, Ep 9

The cheating accusations are resolved. The designers work on a Shopkins-inspired challenge with superfan clients. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Oct 13, 2017 - 36 comments

Project Runway: Client on the Go  Season 16, Ep 8

The designers are tasked with creating an on-the-go look for friends and family of the Project Runway crew, but the good spirited challenge takes an ugly turn when accusations of cheating cloud the results of a contentious runway. [more inside]
posted by carbide on Oct 6, 2017 - 22 comments

Project Runway: The Ultimate Faceoff  Season 16, Ep 7

It’s the JC Penney Challenge and the designers must use men’s fabrics and designs to create a fashion forward look for their female models. Not only that, they must work in teams to do it, leading to a runway elimination that no one saw coming! [more inside]
posted by carbide on Sep 30, 2017 - 30 comments

Project Runway: Models Off Duty  Season 16, Ep 6

It's the Client Challenge, with the models acting as clients in need of "street style" worthy of a model's social media. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Sep 22, 2017 - 15 comments

Project Runway: Descending into Good and Evil  Season 16, Ep 5

Drawing inspiration from the hit film “Descendants 2,” the designers visit Lyndhurst Castle and are tasked with creating a look that represents “Good” or “Evil.” Most of the results are angelic, but as always, the devil is in the details. [more inside]
posted by TWinbrook8 on Sep 15, 2017 - 12 comments

Project Runway: We're Sleeping Wear?  Season 16, Ep 4

It’s the Heidi Klum Sleepwear Challenge and the designers are feeling on top of the world, literally. If a slumber party on the roof of the Empire State Building doesn’t bring them the inspiration they need to impress Heidi, nothing will! [more inside]
posted by TWinbrook8 on Sep 8, 2017 - 10 comments

Project Runway: A Leap of Innovation  Season 16, Ep 3

The designers are treated to a private screening of the film Leap! as well as a performance by Hiplet and must draw inspiration for an innovative and edgy design in order to survive another week. [more inside]
posted by TWinbrook8 on Sep 1, 2017 - 11 comments

Project Runway: An Unconventional Recycling  Season 16, Ep 2

It's the perennial favorite, Unconventional Materials Challenge. This time with Teams. [more inside]
posted by TWinbrook8 on Aug 26, 2017 - 16 comments

Project Runway: One size does not fit all   Season 16, Ep 1

This year kicks off (well it does if you skipped the Road to the Runway teaser, which I did) with its new twist: models of various sizes. Supposedly, they will be shuffled around and paired with different designers every week. We'll see. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Aug 20, 2017 - 19 comments

Project Runway: Finale, Part 2  Season 15, Ep 14

Fashion week is finally here and the designers rush to put the final touches on their collections. Four designers live their dream of showing at New York Fashion Week, but only one designer will reach the ultimate goal of being crowned the next Project Runway winner! [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 23, 2016 - 13 comments

Project Runway: Bold Innovation  Season 15, Ep 11

In what was billed as the first "hybrid challenge" the remaining six designers had to meld the unconventional materials challenge with the Avant Garde challenge. And work in some time for a car commercial as well. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Dec 2, 2016 - 6 comments

Project Runway: Life is Full of Surprises  Season 15, Ep 9

A 'real women' challenge, in which the AARP as sponsor is awkwardly shoe-horned into the challenge. The designers have to make an outfit for a family member or friend about to embark on their 'next adventure' in life. The winner and their model win $25,000 each. Spoilers inside. [more inside]
posted by essexjan on Nov 11, 2016 - 11 comments

Project Runway: Welcome to the Urban Jungle  Season 15, Ep 7

This week after acting as shills for a new amusement park ride, the designers tackle streetwear. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Oct 29, 2016 - 8 comments

Project Runway: There IS Crying in Fashion  Season 15, Ep 6

To appease this week's corporate sponsors, the designers are tasked with making cocktail dresses. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx on Oct 22, 2016 - 15 comments

Project Runway: There's No I in Team  Season 15, Ep 5

The season's first team challenge brings out the best in everyone. With extra prizes from Mary Kay and a new 'investment' gimmick swiped from Shark Tank.
posted by bq on Oct 15, 2016 - 13 comments

Project Runway: Sink or Swim  Season 15, Ep 5

I am Brik. I love bricks. [more inside]
posted by bleep on Oct 7, 2016 - 16 comments

Project Runway: Blacklight or Daylight?  Season 15, Ep 4

In Project Runway’s first blacklight challenge, the designers have to create a look that sparkles not only in daylight, but under blacklights on the runway as well. Anxieties rise when the unusual materials leave many of the designers in the dark. Jaime King joins the judges this week. [more inside]
posted by bleep on Oct 1, 2016 - 9 comments

Project Runway: Just Fabulous!  Season 15, Ep 3

The task of creating an outfit that is flattering to all body types poses a greater challenge to some contestants than to others. [more inside]
posted by bleep on Sep 22, 2016 - 16 comments

Project Runway: An Unconventional Launch Party  Season 15, Ep 2

Kicking off the season with an unconventional materials challenge, Heidi and Tim welcome the designers at a Season 15 launch party. [more inside]
posted by bleep on Sep 15, 2016 - 13 comments

Project Runway: Road To The Runway  Season 15, Ep 1

Host Tim Gunn introduces this season’s set of designers with home and closet tours of each contestant and give a first look at what’s in store for the series’ 15th season. [more inside]
posted by bleep on Sep 15, 2016 - 0 comments

Podcast: How To Be Amazing with Michael Ian Black: #38 Tim Gunn

In this deeply personal and heartfelt conversation the fashion therapist and Project Runway mentor, Tim Gunn, opens up about his struggles with learning to be comfortable in his own skin and using his talent, creativity and passion for the arts to inspire others.
posted by He Is Only The Imposter on Aug 18, 2016 - 7 comments

Project Runway All Stars: Once Upon a Runway  Season 5, Ep 8

The designers have to put a modern twist on clothing inspired by classic female fairy tale characters. [more inside]
posted by the webmistress on Apr 1, 2016 - 18 comments

Project Runway: Finale, Part 2  Season 14, Ep 14

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner! In what turned out to be less of a finale and more of a one hour and a half promo for Project Runway Junior, the winner of Season 14 is chosen. [more inside]
posted by the webmistress on Nov 6, 2015 - 27 comments

Project Runway: Finale, Part 1   Season 14, Ep 13

In a surprise move which surprises exactly zero people, Tim uses his save. He visits the remaining designers in their hometowns, gobbles up all of their food, and criticizes their clothes. The designers return to the studio, where they have to decide which three designs from their collections best exemplify their point of view, to show the judges for the mini runway show. [more inside]
posted by the webmistress on Oct 30, 2015 - 24 comments

Project Runway: Roll Out The Red Carpet  Season 14, Ep 12

Instead of the exciting trips to Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, etc, our designers are sent on a pointless trip to LA so they can be inspired to design a red carpet gown. [more inside]
posted by essexjan on Oct 24, 2015 - 17 comments

Project Runway: The Runway's in 3D!  Season 14, Ep 11

The avant-garde challenge, with NYC bridges as inspiration and using 3D printing in the garments. Someone takes the brief all-too-literally and Mel B steals a dress straight off the runway. [more inside]
posted by essexjan on Oct 16, 2015 - 13 comments

Project Runway: Crew's All In  Season 14, Ep 10

In which Tim Gunn drops the f-bomb and we learn that there exists the job of 'model wrangler'. [more inside]
posted by essexjan on Oct 9, 2015 - 25 comments

Project Runway: Make It Sell  Season 14, Ep 9

The designers must create ready-to-wear looks to be reproduced and sold online. Disagreement between the judges leads to the most contentious runway yet. [more inside]
posted by essexjan on Oct 3, 2015 - 19 comments

Project Runway: Broadway or Bust  Season 14, Ep 8

The magic and glamour of Broadway serve as inspiration for the designers' new challenge as they create fashionable looks based on the musical, Finding Neverland. One designer upstages the entire competition. Supermodel Coco Rocha guest judges.
posted by bq on Sep 26, 2015 - 12 comments

Project Runway: Haute Tech Couture  Season 14, Ep 7

Unconventional materials challenge as they dumpster dive for old tech materials and make dresses. One designer has to head home and be warned - have tissues at hand if you are a softie as off-screen pet tragedy is discussed. Less drama, more technique this week. Guest judges Paula Patton and Anne Fulenwider. [more inside]
posted by viggorlijah on Sep 18, 2015 - 24 comments

Project Runway: Team Lingerie  Season 14, Ep 6

The designers pitch their lingerie designs to Heidi, and the winning set was produced for sale in Heidi Klum's lingerie line. Special guest judge this week was Bella Thorne. [more inside]
posted by dorothyisunderwood on Sep 11, 2015 - 20 comments

Project Runway: Gunn and Heid  Season 14, Ep 5

The designers start out with paintball guns and grudges in a group challenge that's gender-split and quickly goes downhill. Kelly Osbourne is the guest judge. [more inside]
posted by dorothyisunderwood on Sep 3, 2015 - 18 comments

Project Runway: Fashion Flip  Season 14, Ep 4

The designers must put their own stamp on classic fashion designs, drawing inspiration from New York City. Mary Kay makeup is also involved somehow. Sally Draper (okay, Kiernan Shipka) guest judges. [more inside]
posted by en forme de poire on Aug 29, 2015 - 20 comments

Project Runway: Shut Up And Sew  Season 14, Ep 3

Season 14, Episode 3 - In the first team challenge of the season, the designers are paired up and treated to a day on a Celebrity Cruise ship. For some of the duos, the friendly seas are left behind and they hit some rocky water in the workroom. Tracee Ellis Ross guest judges. [more inside]
posted by bq on Aug 21, 2015 - 23 comments

Project Runway: Mad Dash Mayhem  Season 14, Ep 1

Project Runway is off to a running start for season fourteen. There are sixteen new contestants who in Tim Gunn's words are "the best of the best in fashion", albeit with big lumps of coal up their rear ends. And not everyone manages to produce diamonds. [more inside]
posted by bjrn on Aug 8, 2015 - 18 comments

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