Season 8 of Project Runway kicked off Thursday, July 29th with the first episode titled “And Sew It Begins.” The 17 designers met Tim and Heidi at the Lincoln Center where the contestants were given their first challenge. Each designer had to pull something out of their suitcase to use as the base of their design, and then as a twist, they had to turn the item over to another contestant. The contestants only had five hours to complete their fashions, and this is what they made:
(From left to right: AJ’s design, Andy’s design, Christopher’s design)
(From left to right: Ivy’s design, Kristin’s design, McKell’s design)
(From left to right: Michael C.’s design, Mondo’s design, Nicholas’ design)
(From left to right: Casanova’s design, Peach’s design, Sarah’s design)
(From left to right: Valerie’s design, April’s design, Gretchen’s design)
(From left to right: Jason’s design, Michael D.’s design)
*Photos courtesy of Brother International Corporation.
Ivy, Casanova, Jason, Nicholas, April and McKell had the worst designs according to the judges, with McKell ultimately going home. Gretchen’s dress was deemed the best by the judges.
What do you think? Which designs did you like best? Which ones were less than impressive?
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