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•Glaceon• ([info]glaceon) wrote in [info]projectrunway,
@ 2008-02-01 15:39:00

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Season 4
The fourth season of Project Runway premiered November 14, 2007. Returning as judges are supermodel Heidi Klum; fashion designer Michael Kors; and Nina Garcia, Elle Magazine fashion director. Tim Gunn, chief creative officer at Liz Claiborne, Inc., again acts as a mentor to the contestants.

Through a series of weekly challenges, contestants will be eliminated, leaving the finalists who will show their designs in the final episodes at New York Fashion Week. The winner will receive prizes including: an editorial feature in Elle, $100,000 from TRESemmé to start his or her own line, the opportunity to sell a fashion line on Bluefly.com, and a 2008 Saturn Astra automobile.

The 15 contestants are:

Carmen Webber, 39, from Charlotte, North Carolina
Chris March, 44, from San Francisco, California
Christian Siriano, 21, from Annapolis, Maryland
Elisa Jimenez, 42, from El Paso, Texas
Jack Mackenroth, 38, from Seattle, Washington
Jillian Lewis, 26, from Selden, New York
Kevin Christiana, 31, from Fairfield, New Jersey
Christina "Kit Pistol" Scarbo, 26, from Los Angeles, California
Marion Lee, 39, from Tyler, Texas
Rami Kashou, 31, from Ramallah, West Bank
Ricky Lizalde, 35, from Escondido, California
Simone LeBlanc, 32, from San Francisco, California
Steven Rosengard, 30, from Chicago, Illinois
Kathleen "Sweet P" Vaughn, 46, from Los Angeles, California
Victorya Hong, 34, Winchester, Virginia

Amanda Alter, 23, from DeWitt, Arkansas
Anna Lita Perez, 25, from Kiev, Ukraine
Ashley Kirchner, 22, from Smithville, Mississippi
Aviva Brocks, 21, from London, England
Cheron Smith, 22, from Torrance, California
Christina Anderson-McDonald, 23, from Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania
Jacqueline Sanderson, 21, from New York City, New York
Katie Nelson, 19, from New York City, New York
Lauren Browne, 18, from Grafton, Massachusetts
Lea Rannells, 22, from Bridgewater, New Jersey
Lisa Solé, 25, from New York City, New York
Marcia Mitchell, 23, from The Berkshires, Massachusetts
Marie Prescott, 25, from Katy, Texas
Sam Ruggiero, 19, from Redding, Connecticut
Wendi Sullivan, 28, from Canton, Massachusetts

Episode 1: Sew Us What You Got
The designers arrive in New York and are asked to create a garment that best reflects who they are as a designer. They are given 10 minutes to grab from $50,000 worth of fabric in three tents set up in Bryant Park. The designers are randomly assigned models.

Judges: Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors
Guest Judge: Monique Lhuillier
OUT: Simone
First aired November 14, 2007

Episode 2: I Started Crying
The remaining designers are asked to create a two-piece garment for Sarah Jessica Parker's BITTEN line using $15 of materials and only one day to complete their look. All fourteen designers pitched their designs to Parker who chose seven to work in teams of two to create the design. The winning design was sold beginning in November 2007 at Steve & Barry's stores.

The teams:

Ricky with Jack
Christian with Carmen
Rami with Jillian
Elisa with Sweet P
Kit with Chris
Victorya with Kevin
Marion with Steven
Note: Team leaders in bold.

Judges: Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors
Guest Judge: Sarah Jessica Parker
WINNER: Victorya
OUT: Marion
First aired November 21, 2007
This episode is credited with two different names. On the BravoTV.com website, the episode is referred to as "I Started Crying" in the schedule section of the Project Runway website. On most TV Guides and satellite guides, the episode is credited as "Money Changes Everything."

Episode 3: Fashion Giant
The remaining designers are asked to create a three piece menswear outfit for guest judge Tiki Barber to wear on The Today Show. The designers are randomly assigned male models.

Judges: Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors
Guest Judge: Tiki Barber
OUT: Carmen
First aired November 28, 2007

Episode 4: Trendsetter
Each designer picks one of 12 outdated fashion designs. Then working in four teams of three, each team must incorporate all three styles into a cohesive collection of three outfits. They have $225 and two days for the project.

Jillian, Kevin and Rami (Trends: overalls, 70's flare, poodle skirt)
Chris, Sweet P and Steven (Trends: shoulder pads, baggy sweater, dancewear)
Christian, Jack and Kit (Trends: zoot suit, pleather, fringe)
Ricky, Elisa and Victorya (Trends: neon, cutouts, underwear as outerwear)
Note 1: Team leaders in bold, and trends are listed respectively

Note 2: Though their overall teams scored lowly, Sweet P, Elisa and Victorya had designs considered good by the judges.

Judges: Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors
Guest Judge: Donna Karan
WINNER: Jillian
OUT: Chris
First aired December 5, 2007

Episode 5: What's the Skinny?
Each designer has to create an outfit for a woman who has recently lost weight, using one of the woman's outfits from before her weight loss as raw material for the new design. The new outfit must incorporate aspects of the now-thin woman's personality, as well as the designer's own style. Each designer is given $10 to use for additional materials.

Judges: Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors
Guest Judge: Patrick Robinson, head designer for The Gap
WINNER: Christian
LEFT: Jack left to receive medical treatment for a MRSA infection. To keep the same level of competition, he was replaced with Chris, the last designer eliminated.
OUT: Steven
First aired December 12, 2007

Episode 6: Eye Candy
Designers are to create a garment using any materials that were available at the Hershey's store in Times Square, New York City. They are given no budget but only five minutes to collect materials, and are given only one day to complete the outfit.

Judges: Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors
Guest Judge: Zac Posen
OUT: Elisa
First aired January 02, 2008

Episode 7: What A Girl Wants
Designers are challenged to design a prom dress for a group of 16 and 17 year old girls from St. John Vianney High School in New Jersey. The girls, along with their mothers, pre-select the designers they want to work with based on the designers' portfolios. The designers have a budget of $250 for materials from MOOD and two days to construct the dresses.

Judges: Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors
Guest Judge: Gilles Mendel
WINNER: Victorya
OUT: Kevin
First aired January 09, 2008

Episode 8: En Garde!
Each designer is randomly paired with another designer and asked to select a team leader. Each team is asked to create an avant-garde outfit based on inspiration from their models' hair styles. They are given a budget of $300 and two days to create this look. The following day, each team is asked to create another, simpler, ready-to-wear outfit which embodies the "essence" of the avant-garde look they have been working on. For the second piece, the designers have a budget of $50. The leader of the winning team receives immunity in the next challenge, while the winning team and their outfits are featured in a TRESemme fashion shoot.


Kit and Ricky
Rami and Sweet P
Christian and Chris
Victorya and Jillian
Note 1: Team leaders in bold.

Note 2: Though her team scored lowly overall, Sweet P's design was considered good by the judges.

Judges: Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors
Guest Judge: Alberta Ferretti
WINNER: Christian
OUT: Kit
First aired January 16, 2008

Episode 9: Even Designers Get The Blues
The designers are tasked with creating an iconic look using denim fabric and white cotton while also showing off the Levi's 501 legacy. The designers are given three minutes to collect provided denim jeans and jackets and cotton fabric hanging from clotheslines in a storeroom; Notions such as buttons, rivets, and other fasteners are provided in the workroom. The designers have one day to complete the design. From this challenge forward, the winning designer would no longer gain immunity in the following challenge.

Judges: Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors
Guest Judge: Caroline Calvin
OUT: Victorya
First aired January 23, 2008

Episode 10: Raw Talent
Every designer has a muse and in this challenge, the designers must use their unexpected clients – the WWE Divas – to create a fantasy and use their designs to tell a story.[11]

Judges: Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors
Guest Judge: None
Guest Clients: Maria Kanellis, Michelle McCool, Candice Michelle, Layla El, & Torrie Wilson.
OUT: Unknown
First aired: February 6, 2008

Note: This post will be edited as new episodes appear!

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