The Best Episodes of Project Runway
Last Updated: Jun 3, 2019
This season, as the fashion industry evolves, so does our runway with a new design aesthetic and additions to the judging panel: supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss joins as host with former Project Runway champion and celebrated CFDA fashion designer Christian Siriano as the mentor. ELLE Editor-in-Chief Nina Garcia returns as a judge, along with famed fashion designer Brandon Maxwell, and journalist and former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth. The new look and feel continues with 16 new designers from across the United States and abroad who will compete for the coveted spot of a lifetime, a chance to show their collection during an exclusive runway show for industry insiders and influencers, as well as win the largest cash prize in the show's history. With an all-new runway and workroom furnished with sewing and embroidery machines by Brother, a glam room for the models outfitted by TRESemmé and Maybelline, along with challenges that embrace the nuances of the fashion industry—including flash sales, fast fashion, the inclusion of plus-size models, Instagram, a special Elton John challenge inspired by Paramount Pictures' Rocketman, and so much more. The runway game changes forever beginning now.
#1 - Finale (2)
Season 7 - Episode 14
The three finalists finish preparing their collections and show them at Bryant Park.
#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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#12 - 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
#13 - Even Designers Get the Blues
Season 4 - Episode 9
The remaining designers have to put their own spin on denim fabric.
#14 - Flower Power
Season 2 - Episode 9
The remaining designers must design something suitable for a garden party while using things out of a garden.
#21 - 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.
#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.