Project Runway

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  • TV-PG
  • 2004
  • 20 Seasons
  • 7.4  (11,619)

Project Runway is a reality competition television show featuring fashion designers attempting to out-sew and out-design each other. Winning the competition earns the designer a generous package with seed money to start a fashion line. Heidi Klum, a former supermodel, hosts the show and leads the contestants through each week's episode. The results of each show depend solely on the decisions made by the judges of that week's episode.

Each episode begins with a creative and difficult challenge that each designer must complete. Previous challenges have tasked designers to create dresses out of party supplies, food and recycled paper. Other challenges required the designers to make new looks out of old wedding dresses or to create an outfit for a doll. Many episodes feature a mid-episode twist, forcing the contestants to create an additional look or deal with some unexpected obstacle. These challenges must usually be finished within a short time frame. Through it all, the warm and friendly Tim Gunn guides each contestant through the pitfalls of high-paced fashion design.

After the looks are finished, the contestants must present their designs to a panel of judges. Model after model struts up and down the catwalk to show off each designer's look. The designers must then face the tough panel of judges. This is when the real drama starts and the tears begin to flow. The competitors must listen as their work is scrutinized, criticized and sometimes praised by industry experts. Finally, the judges will speak amongst themselves and pick a winner and a loser for that episode. The winner often receives immunity for the next challenge and the loser is sent home.

After the field of contestants dwindles, one last challenge selects three or four designers. These designers will be given a chance to show a complete collection at a major fashion show. The selected contestants go home for several weeks to create a dozen or so different fashions. After Tim Gunn checks in with each contestant, the competitors travel to the runway show to present their final collection. Many of these contestants have never had the opportunity to display their designs in a professional runway show. This is a special moment that some may never experience again.

After the final fashion show, the designers must face the judging panel once more. Once each collection has been scrutinized, the judges crown the season's winner. The winner takes the prize and attempts to make a name in the fashion world.

Project Runway is a series that is currently running and has 20 seasons (303 episodes). The series first aired on December 1, 2004.

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The Finale
14. The Finale
September 7, 2023
In a "Project Runway" first, three All-Star finalists race against the clock to complete eight finale-worthy looks in just eight days. With the pressure mounting, all of these finalists are shining jewels, but only one will be crowned. Designer Zac Posen and fashion icon Billy Porter join the judges' panel to help with their most difficult decision yet.
The Sky's the Limit
13. The Sky's the Limit
August 31, 2023
Four designers compete for the three spots in the season finale; the designers need to show the judges their brand and vision for the future of fashion in a single look.
Let Me See Your Peacock!
12. Let Me See Your Peacock!
August 24, 2023
The remaining all-stars must create show-stopping red-carpet menswear looks that fully embrace the trend toward the flamboyant; Emmy Award-winning actor Colman Domingo joins the judges to help determine whose look will be in and whose will be "fowl."
Double Bind
11. Double Bind
August 17, 2023
The designers are faced with one of their hardest tasks yet: a one-day challenge that forces them to create one runway look that showcases two opposing fashion styles.
10. Freedom
August 10, 2023
Hold on to your seats, because "Project Runway" is about to make history! For the first time, our final seven designers are given the freedom to design whatever they want for this challenge. On the grand outdoor runway of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park, their daring "freedom looks" will be unveiled, rain or shine. It's a high-stakes test of creativity. Who will ride the winds of this newfound creative freedom to victory and who will spiral into defeat?
Below Decked Out
9. Below Decked Out
August 3, 2023
Fan favorites from Bravo's "Below Deck'' will be walking the runway in the infamous Real Client Challenge. The designers attempt to steer the ship toward winning waters while at the same time trying to keep up with the yachty's fashion requests ... and livers. Real Housewife Luann de Lesseps and former "Below Deck" star Kate Chastain guest judge to help our panel decide who will sink or swim.
Uncut Hems
8. Uncut Hems
July 27, 2023
It’s the halfway point and the designers are hitting the road to a denim explosion; in a throwback challenge, they’ll create all denim looks while competing in head-to-head battles where only one designer can be safe from elimination.
Fashion, Inside Out
7. Fashion, Inside Out
July 20, 2023
The jockstrap is back; the all-stars must create high-fashion looks featuring couture undergarments in this one-day challenge; fashion icons Sergio Hudson and Paulina Porizkova help separate the hot from the not.
Like Totally '90s
6. Like Totally '90s
July 13, 2023
The designers are challenged to make a collection of retro fashion inspired by the '90s era. Their creations will be judged by one of the brightest stars of the '90s Jennie Garth, which will be displayed in the halls of a high school in New York City.
Seeing Red
5. Seeing Red
July 6, 2023
The designers are forced to share a single bolt of fabric to demonstrate how they can stand out from one another and prove why they're the top designer; actor, producer and Emmy Award-winning writer Lena Waithe joins as guest judge.
Coronation Day
4. Coronation Day
June 29, 2023
For Coronation Day, the designers are blindly paired together and tasked with creating couture modern gowns that exemplify royalty; Wes Gordon, the Creative Director of Carolina Herrera and gown expert, serves as a guest judge.
Toying With Fashion
3. Toying With Fashion
June 22, 2023
Designers from around the world compete in the industry's premier fashion competition.
Project Redemption
2. Project Redemption
June 15, 2023
For their first challenge of the competition, the designers have to rewrite history by reinventing the look that either got them eliminated or gave them the lowest score in their past, and turn it into a high-fashion moment for the runways of today.
Meet the All-Stars
1. Meet the All-Stars
June 14, 2023
Fourteen designers from across 19 seasons of "Project Runway" descend on New York once again to vie for the coveted title that has eluded them all. The iconic designers meet one another and catch up on their successes after leaving the Runway.
Where to Watch Project Runway
Project Runway is available for streaming on the Lifetime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Project Runway on demand at Peacock Premium, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, NBC, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play, Apple TV, Bravo, Tubi TV and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    December 1, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (11,619)