The Best Episodes of Project Runway

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2018

"Project Runway" returns for its 16th season, which increases the diversity of the modeling challenges. For the first time, the show celebrates different body types by incorporating size-inclusive models on the catwalk, with models ranging from size zero to 22. With models of different figures, the designers must prove that they can make stunning creations for people of virtually any size.

Finale (2)

#1 - Finale (2)

Season 7 - Episode 14

The three finalists finish preparing their collections and show them at Bryant Park.

star 8.14
56 votes
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Finale (2)

#2 - Finale (2)

Season 12 - Episode 14

In the Season 12 finale, the still-standing clothiers showcase their lines at Lincoln Center in New York City, after which the winner is revealed. Kerry Washington is the guest judge.

star 8.10
96 votes
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Finale (2)

#3 - Finale (2)

Season 2 - Episode 14

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 8.05
40 votes
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Fashion Week

#4 - Fashion Week

Season 1 - Episode 11

After months at home to prepare the final moment has come. The final three have their shot to show the world their collections. While the audience watches the models strut their stuff on the runway.

star 8.02
50 votes
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The Rainway

#5 - The Rainway

Season 13 - Episode 8

The designers are challenged to create avant garde looks that must be able to withstand the elements.

star 8.00
127 votes
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Finale (2)

#6 - Finale (2)

Season 16 - Episode 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 next Project Runway Winner! Guest judge Jessica Alba joins the panel.

star 7.94
234 votes
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The Art of Fashion

#7 - The Art of Fashion

Season 4 - Episode 11

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 7.94
49 votes
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Finale (2)

#8 - Finale (2)

Season 10 - Episode 14

The winning designer is named in the conclusion of the two-part Season 10 finale. Before that, the still-standing contestants battle to be best-in-sew by showcasing their Fashion Week collections. Jennifer Hudson is the guest judge.

star 7.93
73 votes
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Even Designers Get the Blues

#9 - Even Designers Get the Blues

Season 4 - Episode 9

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

star 7.92
49 votes
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Good Queen Fun

#10 - Good Queen Fun

Season 5 - Episode 6

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 7.92
50 votes
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Road to the Runway

#11 - Road to the Runway

Season 2 - Episode 1

Second season premiere!

star 7.91
43 votes
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Flower Power

#12 - Flower Power

Season 2 - Episode 9

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

star 7.90
40 votes
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Finale (1)

#13 - Finale (1)

Season 4 - Episode 13

The remaining finalists are getting their showcases ready for Fashion Week in Bryant Park in New York City.

star 7.88
43 votes
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Finale (2)

#14 - Finale (2)

Season 4 - Episode 14

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 7.87
46 votes
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On Garde!

#15 - On Garde!

Season 4 - Episode 8

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 7.85
48 votes
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Finale (2)

#16 - Finale (2)

Season 13 - Episode 14

The finalists prepare to present their collections at New York Fashion Week; the winner is chosen.

star 7.84
133 votes
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The Highest Bidder

#17 - The Highest Bidder

Season 13 - Episode 11

The remaining designers must drive to search for their vintage and unique materials in flea markets, garage sales and storage facilities.

star 7.83
121 votes
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Eye Candy

#18 - Eye Candy

Season 4 - Episode 6

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

star 7.82
49 votes
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Finale (2)

#19 - Finale (2)

Season 11 - Episode 14

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 7.80
79 votes
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YOU Choose Your Materials!

#20 - YOU Choose Your Materials!

Season 12 - Episode 5

It's the ultimate unconventional challenge when the designers are split into small teams to create a luxurious mini collection inspired by items from four completely varied retailers. Fashion designer June Ambrose serves as a guest judge.

star 7.77
107 votes
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Finale (2)

#21 - Finale (2)

Season 9 - Episode 14

The designers prepare to show at fashion week; an intense debate arises at the final judging.

star 7.77
59 votes
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Finale (1)

#22 - Finale (1)

Season 12 - Episode 13

In Part 1 of the two-part Season 12 finale, the remaining designers journey home to work on their lines, with Tim Gunn paying them visits and offering style counsel.

star 7.76
100 votes
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Design for the Red Carpet

#23 - Design for the Red Carpet

Season 1 - Episode 9

This week's challenge is to design a dress for the host of Access Hollywood, Nancy O’Dell. Nancy will help judge the runway and wear the winning design on the red carpet at the 2005 Grammy Awards.

star 7.76
49 votes
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There’s Snow Business Like Sew Business

#24 - There’s Snow Business Like Sew Business

Season 16 - Episode 12

The runway is converted into a Winter Wonderland as the designers are tasked with creating a winter-themed look that will decide who goes to NY Fashion Week and who gets left out in the cold. Guest judge is Katie Holmes.

star 7.74
258 votes
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Warrior Fashion

#25 - Warrior Fashion

Season 16 - Episode 11

It’s an emotional Runway as the designers create looks inspired by “Warrior Women” — women who have battled breast cancer. Rachel Brosnahan guest judges.

star 7.74
251 votes
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