The BEST Episodes of Project Runway
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2020
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.
#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.
#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
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#8 - Eye Candy
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 2, 2008
The designers choose items from a chocolate shop to make their outfits.
#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.
#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.
#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
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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
#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
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#23 - Window Shopping
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 11, 2006
The designers that are left put together an ensemble for a famous clothing company, as well as a compelling and successful window display advertising the clothing.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.