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Project Runway celebrated their tenth anniversary on the Highline last night! But while the show is gearing up for a season rife with drama, the guests at the NYC fête opted for more subdued ensembles.
Plus, more on set drama!
Katie Holmes may be going through a crazy divorce from Tom Cruise (and may have narrowly escaped the Church of Scientology‘s hold), but she’s not getting bogged down in the drama. With two movies in the works and an appearance on Project Runway coming up, she seems to be doing just fine.
The tenth season of Heidi Klum‘s Project Runway has only been filming for a week, but two contestants have already left the show on their own accord.
Mondo Guerra took home the grand prize on this Thursday’s finale of Project Runway All Stars, beating out competitors Austin Scarlett and Michael Costello. Following the win, the designer celebrated with family, friends, and a few choice words about his future plans and what really went on off the runway.
Literally nothing changed! All four designers were selected to show at Fashion Week, and Viktor Luna, Joshua McKinley, Kimberly Goldson and Anya Ayoung-Chee had two days to pull their collections together.
It’s “Part One” of the finale, and we open with Heidi Klum explaining to the designers that they have five weeks and a budget of $9,000 to create a 10-look collection at home that they’ll bring back to NYC. I’m really interested to see what everyone comes up with, and I even like everybody who’s left! Well, except for Josh.
It’s the final challenge! Whoever makes it through this round gets to create a collection, and then the top three will show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
Heidi greets the designers in an adorable swishy dress, and tells them they’ll need to “spread their wings”, “elevate their designs”, and….well, those are the only two flying metaphors she could come up with, I guess. The contestants meet Tim Gunn, in what I believe is the waiting room for the runway, where they are greeted by a bunch of birds. It’s sort of terrifying.
Chris March has come a long way from his fourth-runner-up finish on Project Runway in 2007. The aspiring designer now has his own Bravo show, complete with celebrity clients and a wacky group of assistants. March sat down with Styleite to tell us about his new show, his designing philosophy, and his favorite client of all time.
This week, the designers (once again) look to the ’70s for inspiration. Only this time, there’s missing money, tears from Tim Gunn, and Olivia Palermo.
Heidi Klum tells the designers in the studio that their hint for this week’s challenge is “image is everything.” They meet with Tim Gunn and Peter Butler, who is the consulting stylist for Garnier. The designers will be creating clothes for the Sheepdogs, an unsigned band that will be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone. It’s the menswear challenge, y’all! This is when they separate the wheat from the chaff.
Now that Project Accessory is officially running promos, we can officially say that we are excited for the Project Runway spinoff.
So, I was completely wrong about this week’s challenge in last week’s recap. The designers are still consulting with regular guys… about clothes for their wives and girlfriends.
She might not be all that likely to throw her cell phone at your face, but one of the world’s biggest supermodels has been declared the the web’s most dangerous celebrity.
When the designers go to meet Heidi Klum in the studio, she tells them that this time they will be working in two teams of five. Not again! Enough with the team challenges! We’re down to the top ten and I feel like I still don’t have a sense of what each designer’s aesthetic, because they only times they’ve worked alone they’ve been making clothes out of their pajamas, pet store merchandise, and children’s artwork! Whatever.
Tonight: the episode opens with Anthony Ryan Auld, Viktor Luna and Bert Keeter having made a tentative truce. It’s magical. Anything can happen this week, you guys!
On the last episode, Nina Garcia did her best to break everyone’s spirits. This week, the designers are instructed to meet Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn at a racetrack in Washington Heights, where they learn that there will be yet another team challenge. Team challenges are such a cop out! To determine the team captains, the designers will have to race each other around the track, because why not?
Tragically, we missed last week’s episode, which asked the designers to create garments using materials from a New York City pet store. Olivier Green won the challenge, Joshua Christensen was eliminated after being in the bottom twice in two weeks, and Bert Keeter revealed himself to be a bit of an arrogant prig. Darn it all, Bert! Now, onto this week.
Project Runway’s new cast has us starstruck! Lifetime announced the new contestants (and completely new judges panel) for Project Runway All Stars today. Here’s your first look into what’s bound to be a delightfully dramatic and tear-filled season.