The BEST Episodes of Project Runway

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 29, 2020

Network: Bravo

Sixteen fashion designer hopefuls are ready to take the runway by storm and make fashion history as they prove to a panel of judges who has what it takes to make it in the industry and take home the final prize: a chance to present a final collection at New York Fashion Week.

Finale (2)

#1 - Finale (2)

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 8, 2006

In the conclusion of the two-part second season finale, the three remaining contestants must compete in a "face-off" at New York Fashion Week, as there lines are presented to the judges and fashion icons. The winner gets $100,000 and a Saturn Sky Roadster.

star 8.77
73 votes
Good Queen Fun

#2 - Good Queen Fun

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 20, 2008

The designers were asked to make an outfit for a drag queen. Chris March of Season 4 made a guest appearance to deliver the challenge. The designers were picked at random to they select which drag queen to work with. They were given $200 to shop for supplies and two days to complete their designs. The winner received immunity for the next challenge. The designers' models were not used in this challenge. Designers and Drag Queens: * Blayne with Miss Understood * Daniel with Annida Greenkard * Jerrell with LeMay * Joe with Varla Jean Merman * Keith with Sherry Vine * Kenley with Farrah Moans * Korto with Sweetie * Leanne with Sharon Needles * Stella with Luisa Verde * Suede with Hedda Lettuce * Terri with Acid Betty * Judges: Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors * Guest Judge: RuPaul

star 8.74
141 votes
Finale (2)

#3 - Finale (2)

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 5, 2008

As the fourth season draws to a close, one designer, with the help of Victoria "Posh" Beckham, is finally chosen as the winner of Project Runway.

star 8.72
78 votes
The Art of Fashion

#4 - The Art of Fashion

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 13, 2008

For their last challenge before Fashion Week competition, the designers must make outfits using their own artistic expressions. After the elimination, the final designers return home to work on their signature collection.

star 8.70
80 votes
On Garde!

#5 - On Garde!

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 16, 2008

The designers have to come up with outfits that are based on various hairstyles. Italian fashion designer Alberta Ferretti is the guest judge for the week.

star 8.66
80 votes
Even Designers Get the Blues

#6 - Even Designers Get the Blues

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 23, 2008

The remaining designers have to put their own spin on denim fabric.

star 8.66
79 votes
Flower Power

#7 - Flower Power

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 1, 2006

The remaining designers must design something suitable for a garden party while using things out of a garden.

star 8.62
76 votes
Eye Candy

#8 - Eye Candy

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 2, 2008

The designers choose items from a chocolate shop to make their outfits.

star 8.60
81 votes
Fashion Giant

#9 - Fashion Giant

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 28, 2007

The remaining designers try to measure up as they begin working for a very different client.

star 8.55
75 votes
I Started Crying

#10 - I Started Crying

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 21, 2007

The contestants are faced with their second challenge which involves a fashion icon.

star 8.52
83 votes
What's Your Sign?

#11 - What's Your Sign?

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 10, 2008

The designers team up in pairs with eliminated designers to create an avant-garde garment around one of the two astrological signs of their group. They had one day and 8 hours to complete the look. The night before the runway, they were brought to the American Museum of Natural History in New York. There the designers were greeted with surprise guest appearances of former Project Runway designers and winners Kara Janx, Alison Kelly, Jay McCarroll, Robert Plotkin, Christian Siriano, Daniel Vosovic, & Carmen Webber, who all voted on a winning look. This episode featured a surprise double elimination & the winner no longer had the advantage of immunity going forward. Teams: * Blayne and Stella (Libra) * Jerell and Jennifer (Sagittarius) * Joe and Daniel (Aries) * Kenley and Wesley (Aquarius) * Korto and Kelli (Aquarius) * Leanne and Emily (Scorpio) * Suede and Jerry (Libra) * Terri and Keith (Leo) * Judges: Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors * Guest judge: Francisco Costa

star 8.51
72 votes
Team Lingerie

#12 - Team Lingerie

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 21, 2005

The remaining designers must design lingerie for this week's challenge. The twist is -- they have to do it as teams.

star 8.49
82 votes
Social Scene

#13 - Social Scene

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 4, 2006

The remaining designers must each design a dress for a prominent socialite -- Nicky Hilton. Hilton chooses the winner; the loser is eliminated.

star 8.49
80 votes
Finale (1)

#14 - Finale (1)

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 1, 2006

In Part 1 of the two-part second-season finale, the three remaining designers return to their homes to create the line that will be shown in a face-off at New York Fashion Week. The episode includes a look at the contestants' personal lives as Tim Gunn makes a visit to each home.

star 8.48
73 votes

#15 - Inspiration

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 25, 2006

The remaining contestants have to try to draw inspiration from their surroundings while outside in New York.

star 8.47
74 votes
What a Girl Wants

#16 - What a Girl Wants

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 9, 2008

The remaining designers are asked to create prom dresses for a group of teen girls.

star 8.44
78 votes
Fashion That Drives You

#17 - Fashion That Drives You

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 27, 2008

The designers were required to make an outfit made entirely out of the spare parts and raw materials from a Saturn hybrid car. They were told to walk to 142 West 31st Street in Manhattan. After taking an elevator to the roof of the building, they were instructed to collect as much of the recycled car parts from within the parked Saturn vehicles. They had four minutes to collect the materials and one day to complete their outfits. The winner received immunity for the next challenge. * Judges: Heidi Klum, Michael Kors * Guest judges: Laura Bennett (sitting in for Nina Garcia), Rachel Zoe

star 8.42
106 votes

#18 - Transformation

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 17, 2008

The designers are assigned recent college graduates and are given the task of giving them a fashion makeover to help them enter the workforce. Each designer was to gear their look to their client's specific profession, whilst keeping their style and pleasing both the clients and their mothers. The clients wore the outfits down the runway; the models were not used in this challenge. * Judges: Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors * Guest judge: Cynthia Rowley

star 8.39
76 votes
Finale (2)

#19 - Finale (2)

Season 11 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 25, 2013

The designers show their collections in the final runway show at Lincoln Center; Michael Kors returns as a guest judge to help choose the winner.

star 8.39
109 votes
What's the Skinny?

#20 - What's the Skinny?

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 12, 2007

The remaining designers are in a challenge that involves seamless fashion transformations.

star 8.38
80 votes

#21 - Trendsetter

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 5, 2007

The remaining designers must split up into teams to participate in a battle involving major fashion faux pas.

star 8.35
80 votes
Grass is Always Greener

#22 - Grass is Always Greener

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 23, 2008

The contestants are forced to expand and purify their thinking by "going green" with the help of their models.

star 8.31
88 votes
Sew Me What You Got

#23 - Sew Me What You Got

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 14, 2007

In the fourth-season opener, the new crop of designers invades New York City. Then, it's pins-and-needles time when the first challenge finds the newbies racing to design whatever they want. Monique Lhuillier serves as guest judge.

star 8.21
91 votes
Rings of Glory

#24 - Rings of Glory

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 6, 2008

Short track speed skating five-time Olympic medalist and 2007 Dancing with the Stars winner Apolo Anton Ohno is guest judge. Inspired by his wins, the designers have to create sport outfits for the Olympic Games.

star 8.20
85 votes
On Thin Ice

#25 - On Thin Ice

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 18, 2006

The remaining designer wannabes have to get sporty when they have to create a garment for a professional figure skater.

star 8.20
81 votes