Project Runway

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For the first time in “Project Runway” history, season 16 breaks the conventional modeling mold by incorporating size-inclusive models on the catwalk. As a true reflection of women across America, models range from 0 to 22, and this season’s designers must demonstrate their ability to make stunning creations for any size. Guest judges include Demi Lovato, Katie Holmes, Olivia Munn, and others.
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  1. 1. Project Runway: Road to the Runway Season 16
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    August 9, 2017
    40min
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    Host Tim Gunn will introduce this season's sixteen new designers with a behind-the-scenes look from their casting auditions.
  2. 2. One Size Does Not Fit All
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    August 16, 2017
    1 h 1 min
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    The designers enter Season 16 in style as they must create a red carpet look that demonstrates their fashion point of view.
  3. 3. An Unconventional Recycling
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    August 23, 2017
    1 h 1 min
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    In their first team challenge, the designers struggle to make their voices heard.
  4. 4. A Leap of Innovation!
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    August 30, 2017
    1 h 1 min
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    The designers are treated to a private screening of the film Leap! as well as a performance by Hiplet and must draw inspiration for an innovative and edgy design in order to survive another week. Maddie Ziegler is guest judge.
  5. 5. We're Sleeping Wear?
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    September 6, 2017
    1h
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    It's the Heidi Klum Sleepwear Challenge and the designers are feeling on top of the world, literally.
  6. 6. Descending into Good and Evil
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    September 13, 2017
    1h
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    Drawing inspiration from the hit film Descendants 2, the designers visit Lyndhurst Castle and are tasked with creating a look that represents "Good" or "Evil."
  7. 7. Models Off Duty
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    September 20, 2017
    1 h 1 min
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    The models become much more than runway eye candy as they serve for inspiration to the designers to create a street style look.
  8. 8. The Ultimate Faceoff
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    September 27, 2017
    1 h 1 min
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    It's the JC Penney Challenge and the designers must use men's fabrics and designs to create a fashion forward look for their female models.
  9. 9. Client on the Go
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    October 4, 2017
    1 h 1 min
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    The designers are tasked with creating an on-the-go look for friends and family of the Project Runway crew, but the good spirited challenge takes an ugly turn when accusations of cheating cloud the results of a contentious runway.
  10. 10. A "Little" Avant Garde
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    October 11, 2017
    1 h 1 min
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    The dramatic fallout from the cheating scandal rocks the designers and leaves everyone wondering how they'll move forward in the competition.
  11. 11. Driving Miss Unconventional
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    October 18, 2017
    1 h 1 min
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    It's the Lexus Challenge, but this one is Unconventional and nobody is safe! The designers must use safety materials to create a look that wows the judges.
  12. 12. Warrior Fashion
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    October 25, 2017
    1 h 2 min
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    It's an emotional Runway as the designers create looks inspired by "Warrior Women" -- women who have battled breast cancer. Rachel Brosnahan guest judges.
  13. 13. There's Snow Business Like Sew Business
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    November 1, 2017
    1 h 2 min
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    The runway is converted into a Winter Wonderland as the designers are tasked with creating a winter-themed look.
  14. 14. Finale Part 1
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    January 27, 2016
    1 h 23 min
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    After heading home to work on their Fashion Week collections, the five finalists are visited by Tim who is not impressed with everything they have created so far. The designers return to New York and present the judges with 2 pieces from their collection.
  15. 15. Finale Part 2
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    November 15, 2017
    1 h 2 min
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    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.
  16. 16. Season 16 Reunion Special
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    November 29, 2017
    1h
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    The season 16 designers reunite with mentor Tim Gunn to discuss their Project Runway experience. They come ready to reminisce, share emotions, and get to the bottom of the cheating scandal that rocked the season. And some of our favorite Models also swing by!

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Craig SpirkoRich KimPaul StarkmanAriel BolesTony SaccoRyan Bunnell
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Jane Cha CutlerDesiree GruberBarbara SchneeweissDaniela Unruh
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Jo FlowersReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Many Dissappointments
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I love Project Runway and I love watching the creative talents of these designers who can whip up unbelievable creations in just one day. HOWEVER, this season I felt that they were pandering to ratings (and also were in selecting Ashley Tipton in Season 14 whose clothes were fashion backward, not forward) in order to appeal to a wider audience. The first mistake was selecting that cute little guy who wore children's clothes and designed for 5 year olds instead of for adults. Thank goddess they got rid of him right away, but why did they select him in the first place? For comic relief?

Then, the whole deal about the twins was simply for the ratings. Those cameras on on the designers all day long and you cannot convince me that if there was cheating going on, the camera men and whomever they were with did not see it or hear of it, given the fact that all the designers knew about it. I think some of the judges were genuinely shocked, although Heidi seemed somewhat disingenuous in her "shock". She is the Executive Producer and you can't tell me she wasn't aware of what was going on.

Further, they allowed this crazy situation where one twin, Shawn, made all the clothes for the other twin, Claire. This is an individual competition, so how can someone present clothing that someone else made? Other designers ask for someone else's advice, but they don't do their actual sewing for them! That should never, ever be allowed.

And, so much of the season was taken up with the antics of the twins. Again, since the camera crews were i n the workroom all the time, they (and thus everyone else) knew how disruptive it was to the other contestants, yet they did nothing about it.

I was disappointed in who won. After telling the Japonese designer that his collection wasn't cohesive and they almost knocked him out of the competition, he made some minor changes and now, all of a sudden, it was worthy of winning. Meanwhile they had given Brandon every indication that he would win and then finally didn't pick him because his clothes were too similar. Hey! They were too similar all season long! Although he is a creative designer, they let him ride as a "one trick pony" up to the end and then didn't pick him. They never forced him to do anything else differently and instead continued to praise him no matter what he did (and, by the way, coming from a cold climate, I cannot imagine anyone wearing a cropped top, along with sandals and no stockings when the temperature is zero!). And Tim Gunn came to his house and complemented him on using the same fabric for all of his collection and, again, do not, NOT, tell me that this was not communicated to anyone else, and then he didn't win because of his use of the same material for every look. Not fair to him !

I adored Margarita and think she makes very wearable clothes and I admire her aesthetic and latina spirit. But, her clothes were not high fashion.

And again, like the judges overlooked Kelli in Season 14 (a total outrage), they overlooked Ayana who should have won. She designed fashionable and innovative and WEARABLE clothing, while Katoro (I might have mispelled his name) sent a model down the runway with a huge black poof of crinoline on her stomach, almost hiding her face, looking like some weird pregnant lady going to give birth to a black crinoline. And even the nicest piece, the peach colored dress with many folds in front.... as lovely as it was, tell me, who but a size 0 can wear such a dress? Even the smallest tummy would look pregnant. The clothes he sent down the runway were not fashion forward, they were just awkward and unwearable by anyone.

So why did they pick him? Are the judges bored? Do they care who wins?
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debbie HuseboReviewed in the United States on October 6, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
If it isn't broke don't fix it!!
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I love Project Runway and I think they could do with out these "to be continued" dramas that to me look like they are set up. I don't know if they are or not, but just show what happened don't do a "to be continued" They don't need to do that because we are all going to be back next week. I can't wait for each week already I don't need these dramas to make me watch again next week. I took away a star for the "to be continues". Also I don't really need to know what the models think, it doesn't bother me a lot I just don't think it is needed and also the behind the scene stuff with how the show runs I could do with out also. I want more of the designers, I feel like I don't know them this season and usually by now I know who each person is as a designer and as a person. They are trying to spice things up when they didn't need to. This always seems to happen in these types of shows. If it isn't broken don't fix it.
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M. MaraReviewed in the United States on October 6, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Season!
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Always been a Project Runway fan, always will be. Some seasons have better designers than others. Some seasons have future superstar designers. This season I would say, talent wise, is in the middle. It won't take you long to see that one of two people will win. And both are very original and deserve it. But the drama factor is huge this season though not ugly, name calling, punching cameras stuff (I hate to see bullying on PR. I want to see artist compete.). Just let me say around episode 7 there are two episodes in a row that are 'to be continued' endings were we don't find out who won or who lost because of different drama. It certainly makes for an interesting season so far. LOVE seeing plus size models! Actually, I wish I could recall her name, because one of the plus size women is really one of those star models they get on here sometimes. Whatever she wears she makes look way better at times then the designer created. Some of these designers survive episodes because she works their clothes. Definitely a future star model at any size.
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B. BerghoferReviewed in the United States on September 9, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good, and they need to keep innovating...
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PR has always been ahead of the curve with their design challenges that surprise both contestants and viewers. The last 2 seasons have felt like they are just doing the same challenges over & over from one season to the next. Get some new blood behind the scenes and think up more crazy, surprising, unique Designer challenges.
I'd also like to see more realistic guest judges on the panels - like the top fashion Buyers & Merchandisers in New York! Enlisting a long line of Hollywood starlets is just boring and doesn't really give the designers the practical, industry insider point of view that they could use in the future.
BTW, I REALLY miss the Second Chances, Last Minute design challenges - that gave the lowest 2 designers 1-2 hours to re-design their outfits and re-present them to the judges. Those outcomes were SO amazing at times and really forced the Designers to think fast! Please bring it back when you've got 2 good designers in the bottom that you KNOW could do better.
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Laurence AllenbaughReviewed in the United States on October 13, 2017
2.0 out of 5 stars
Cut the Drama!!!!!!!!!!!
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Cut the drama...the twins were a distraction, and I don't know how anyone could be creative around them. There were plenty of clues that the designs and creativeness of the other designers were suffering. Everyone was aware of it, and to act like there were no clues is disingenuous.. Then when the other contestants who were in the competition to actually compete brought it up that rules were broken, the show, hosts and judges all acted as if they knew nothing. Why have rules if they are not being followed, and to have other contestants have to call one another out is ridiculous. That is what all the other drama shows do, is this about talent or is this just another heavily laden drama show that no one cares about. Beginning with Heidi that kept questioning as if she knew nothing. Then the producers and other judges all a bunch of hypocrites making asinine comments when they acted like they didn't know what had happened. It made all of them look foolish. Especially Tim Gunn. This all should have been handled at the show producer level, they follow the contestants around with cameras so there is no excuses. If this is going to be more a drama show, then this will be my last purchase as I have followed every season. The talent has been amazing but there were some that didn't deserve to be on the show. Beginning with the first couple that got eliminated. Very disappointed in Tim Gunn & Heidi Klum. It really isn't fair to the contestants, the models and the viewers ...Get your act together, we expect some professionalism and right now the whole show is in serious trouble, this is not what its advertised to be. I already bought the season but if I hadn't I might not watch any more. Some of these shows start off good but after a couple of years they turn into a mess, what about YOUR creativity Project Runway?
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TtkReviewed in the United States on November 17, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not too happy with some of the changes this season
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Not too happy with some of the changes this season. I agreed with one reviewer that I don't need to know how the models feel or their opinions of the garment. Not needed. However, I do like to see the behind the scenes stuff like the filming and the getting ready behind the set before cameras roll. As I have watched many seasons over and over again, I am learning more and more about what to expect of designers. Unfortunately, these last two seasons the judges especially had their favorites picked and continued to support them despite the same variation of garments. It is tiresome to see this drone on. I guess they want to at least present decent garments at the runway. However, it has been obvious Brandon continued to deliver the same look over and over again without the judge criticizing him for it. Even Ayana was bold enough to mentioned this in multiple times in her private commentaries. How many designers that won actually became quite successful? Not many. Granted some of the best like Dimitri, Anya ... are among the few that are truly talented. Most are more like excellent seamtresses. I still love the show but wish judges would be more fair in their assessment.
Gloria Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is a good thing. This season has been the best
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Totally disagree with those who find fault with the models and their "feelings." They are people, and the idea that (I suspect as per Prof. Gunn) they are using model women of all sizes is new, brave and powerful for the models, the judges, the designers and the viewers. The world is changing, get used to it. Project Runway is becoming more affirming and positive. Yes, they have their issues and moments, but the underlying force is finding ways to cooperate, support each other, even though there is a competition at stake. This is a good thing. This season has been the best, not necessarily because of the clothes but because of the humanity of it all. Bravo to those who are driving them in this direction. It makes it so much more than a "reality" show.
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KRReviewed in the United States on February 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
My favorite season to date.
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I think this was the best season ever. The designers were the best they've ever had IMO. Not only was the talent over the top, but with the exception of a matched set of designing twins (and yes, a cheating scandal... GASP!) the designers were nice people I could enjoy watching. As a new twist, this year the powers that be decided to include models of all sizes and shapes to walk the runway. Hats off to Project Runway for being a catalyst for change, by helping to pave the way for real world women in fashion. It was such an important addition to the show.
If you enjoy watching talented people engaging in the creative process, then you'll like this show. And the final runway was flat out amazing!
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