The BEST Episodes of Project Runway
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 9, 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#5 - The Rainway
Season 13 - Episode 8
The designers are challenged to create avant garde looks that must be able to withstand the elements.
#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.
#9 - Finale (1)
Season 4 - Episode 13
The remaining finalists are getting their showcases ready for Fashion Week in Bryant Park in New York City.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - The Final Runway
Season 17 - Episode 14
Three designers have fought for the chance to show their collections to the New York fashion elite and to the world. They grapple with all aspects of putting together an amazing runway, from model casting to hair and make up to deciding what outfits will give them the best chance for the win. Pressure is at an all time high when they find out the guest judge is legendary designer Diane Von Furstenberg.
#13 - Even Designers Get the Blues
Season 4 - Episode 9
The remaining designers have to put their own spin on denim fabric.
#14 - 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
#15 - Flower Power
Season 2 - Episode 9
The remaining designers must design something suitable for a garden party while using things out of a garden.
#16 - Finale (2)
Season 13 - Episode 14
The finalists prepare to present their collections at New York Fashion Week; the winner is chosen.
#17 - Eye Candy
Season 4 - Episode 6
The designers choose items from a chocolate shop to make their outfits.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - Road to the Runway
Season 2 - Episode 1
Second season premiere!
#23 - 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.
#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.