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Season 14 Finale Collections
Shown at NYFW on September 11, 2015

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Reactions To Episode 6

Project Runway went to the real woman challenge this week and with Joan and Melissa Rivers sitting in as guest judges, you knew they would pull no punches. What did you think of this week's challenge and the results? Post your reactions to Episode 6 here.

BPR Live Party: Episode 6

Hello again BPR party people! It's real woman challenge time for the Project Runway designers tonight and that always comes with a bit of trepidation. Will one of these designers say something completely inappropriate? By the looks of the previews, these senior clients look like they are up for the challenge. Team BPR is here again to watch it all go down. Simply click on the comment link to join the fun!

Own a Piece of Project Runway History

The Episode 5 garments are now available for your bids.


Right now Kate Pankoke's design has the highest price.

Click here to see all of the auctions.

"Striking" by Christian Siriano Now Available at HSN.com


Click here to shop!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 5

Our polls for Episode 5 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Amanda Valentine deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also disagreed with the judges and thought that Patricia should have been the out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 6 poll.

Images courtesy of myLifetime.com.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

TIm Gunn Makeovers on the Biggest Loser March 4



Tune in Monday night to watch Tim Gunn makeover the inspiring contestants on "The Biggest Loser."

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"Senior Fling" Guest Judges are Melissa and Joan Rivers and Rachel Roy



Looks like Rachel Roy is filling in for Zac Posen this week.

Tim presents the challenge....

Monday, February 25, 2013

Episode 6, "Senior Fling" Preview Video

Fashionable clothes for senior citizens are created by the contestants. Joan and Melissa Rivers are the guest judges.


Tim Gunn on Oscar Fashions






Heidi Klum Attends Elton John's Oscar Viewing Party

Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images

Photo:  Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Heidi wows in a golden gown designed by Julien Macdonald.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

BPR Oscar Red Carpet Party

Tonight on BPR

Attention chat friends! BPR will be hosting a live chat room party tonight for the Oscar Red Carpet. Join Tbone and crew as we offer our snarky takes on this American celebrity worship ritual.

BPR's Oscar Red Carpet party room goes live at 5:30 p.m. ET. Hope you can join us!

Recapalooza!

The recappers are a little bit country and a lot of rock and roll:

Eric3000 brings you Smashville...
Uncle Nick gets fringe happy...
Gianni already has his eye on next week...
Karen provides the narrative...
Mila wonders about that button bag...
Josh McKinley speaks from experience...
Michael Costello misses an 'n'...
Second City Style has all the best quotes...
And Toyouke takes us home.

Thank you recappers, see you next week!

Friday, February 22, 2013

BPR Interview with Matthew Arthur


Project Runway Season 11 designer, Mat Arthur, talks about his experience on the show.

A highlight:

BPR: Did you do anything to prepare for the competition? 

MA: Yes, I watched the previous seasons, sort of as research and if I could offer any advice to future contestants, I would say, have some designs in your back pocket. Know what your cocktail dress design will be, a red carpet design, know your basics. At some point there is just no time to think, so have those go-to designs in your arsenal. 

BPR: Did the team format help or hurt your design process in any way? 

MA: There is good and bad. It depends on your perspective. You have an instant support network, so that is good, but on the other hand, I felt like I didn't take as much risk because I didn't want to endanger my team. As an artist, I generally would take more risk.

Click here for the full interview.

Click here for Matthew's website.

Click here to learn more about NOLA Fashion Week.

Thank you Mat!

Poll - Episode 5 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Top (l-r):Benjamin, Daniel, Kate, Layana, Michelle, and Stanley
Bottom (l-r): Amanda, Samantha, Tu, Patricia, Matthew, and Richard
Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.com. Click to see a larger view.

You've seen the designs on the runway and now it's your turn to be the judges. This week you are Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, Miranda Lambert.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have won the challenge.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have been out.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Reactions To Episode 5

Designing looks for a celebrity have always proved to be a bit challenging for Project Runway designers. For Miranda Lambert, the task was both a red carpet look and a performance outfit. How did the new teams do? Post your reactions to Episode 5 here.

BPR Live Party: Episode 5

So I guess it's this week that we see Heidi, Tim and the button bag. Another team shake up is surely in the works for Episode 5, "A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N Roll". Instead of Donny & Marie though we get guest Miranda Lambert. What monstrosities await her wardrobe from the Project Runway designers?

The BPR party crew is on hand again to watch it all go down. Simply click on the comment link below to join the party!

More From the HP Project Runway Designer Reunion Party

BPR Field Reporters Eliya and Jen having fun with Bert Keeter



Click here for more photos from the event.

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 4

Our polls for Episode 4 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Layana Aquilar deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also disagreed with the judges and thought that Patricia should have been the out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 5 poll.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

There is Still Time to Vote in Our Episode 4 Poll


Did you agree with the judges in the episode 4 "Hard and Soft" challenge?

Click here to vote in our poll.

Project Runway All-Star Champion, Mondo Guerra, Helps Judge Goodwill Fashion Show


Click here for more from The Denver Post.

Sweet P and Jim Cantiello at Fashion Week - The Out-takes!



BPR Friend Jim Cantiello sends us this Blast from the Past.  

Click here for the original segment as aired on MTV.

Click here for Jim's Blog.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Nick Verreos Recaps Project Runway HP Reunion Party


Project Runway Season 2 designer, Nick Verreos, recaps the HP Project Runway Reunion Party with lots of great photos!

Click here for more.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Episode 5 Preview, "A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N Roll"

As yet another surprising turn impacts the teams, the designers are tasked to fashion a performance outfit and a red-carpet look for country artist Miranda Lambert, who is also the guest judge.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Recapalooza!

Everyone seems to be feeling the PR love this week:

Eric3000 finds the Jake Ryan love potion...
Gianni can't decide whether to pray or take a bath...
The Democracy Diva is available for singing gigs...
Mila wants to smell the workroom...
Uncle Nick has a PR history lesson...
Josh McKinley is making his mark...
Michael Costello wonders what Cindy would make...
Karen is no Man Repeller...
Second City Style likes the two day challenge...
And Toyouke is always on the winning team.

Update:  Don't miss Mongie!

Thank you recappers! This season has been surprising and fresh, hasn't it?

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Seasons Collide

BPR fave Jack Mackenroth sent along this photo with S11 designer Michelle Lesniak Franklin from last week's HP designer reunion party. Thanks Jack!

Meet Katelyn Pankoke Today in Chicago



Attention all Chicago area Project Runway fans … 

Season 11 Designer Kate Pankoke will be signing sketches this Saturday, 2/16 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Lord and Taylor in Oakbrook, Illinois. 

LOCATION: Lord and Taylor 180 Oakbrook Center Mall Oakbrook, IL 60521 

The public is invited to meet Pankoke and receive a complimentary autographed sketch of her winning evening gown look from last week’s Heidi Klum “Surprise” challenge. Kate will also be bringing several original design pieces for display. 

The Creative Director of Chicago based Elaya Vaughn Bridal has been holding her own on Project Runway Teams! Taking home the win last week, Kate earned immunity with a beautiful evening gown designed for Heidi Klum. The gown will be worn in the international TV and print ad campaign for Surprise, Klum’s newest fragrance. Once again this week, this 23 year old proves that she is a force to be reckoned with, fashioning a gorgeous tea length dress from chicken wire and flowers in the requisite Project Runway “unconventional” challenge.

Of course we would love a Field Report!

Friday, February 15, 2013

BPR Interview with Joseph Aaron Segal


Project Runway Season 11 designer, Joseph Aaron Segal, talks about his experience on the show.

A highlight:

BPR: Did you see a big jump in the sales in your store or your website after you were announced as a contestant on the show? 

JS: Not so much at the announcement, but after the first episode aired, when they showed my portfolio, the sales were really out of control. I think it is a good idea to have an established business as you go in to the competition.

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to visit Joe's website.  

Thank you Joe!

Poll - Episode 4 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Top (l-r): Kate, Amanda, Patricia, Daniel, Michelle/Richard, and Joseph Aaron
Bottom (l-r): Mathew, Samantha, Tu, Benjamin, Stanley, and Layana  
Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.com. Click to see a larger view.

You've seen the designs on the runway and now it's your turn to be the judges. This week you are Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, Bette Midler and Leandra Medine.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have won the challenge.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have been out.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Reactions to Episode 4

Flowers and hardware were the materials of choice tonight on Project Runway, and some of the designers knew what to do with them better than others. What did you think about the episode and the judges decisions? Post your reactions to Episode 4 here.

BPR Live Party: Episode 4

Happy Valentine's Day Project Runway fans! To celebrate this special romantic day, we are going to take a trip to the hardware store with Tim Gunn. Nothing quite speaks the language of love like a box of nails and a roll of duct tape. The BPR party crew is on hand to make your Vday complete as we watch the latest episode together. Just click on the comment tab to join in!

Sneak Peek of Bette Midler on Tonight's Episode

Nina Garcia, "Eleven Seasons Have Felt Like Eleven Minutes"

Project Runway Judges Weigh in on Grammy Dress Code

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 3

Our polls for Episode 3 are closed. You agreed with the judges and felt that Kate Pankoke deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You disagreed with judges and thought that Benjamin should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 4 poll.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Own a Piece of Project Runway History


This winning design by Kate Pankoke and Layana Aguilar is currently holding the highest price in this week's auctions -  $1200!!!!

Click here to see all of the auctions and to place your bids.

Tim Gunn in New Jersey March 17th



The Seth Boyden Series: a conversation with culture, announces the upcoming appearance of Project Runway’s Tim Gunn live on stage in SOMA’s Columbia High School on Sunday, March 17 at 7:30 pm.

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

BPR at Malan Breton Fall 2013

Project Runway Season 3 designer, Malan Breton presented his Fall 2013 Collection "The Days of 54" on Feb 10th.

BPR Field Reporter, Jennifer Mara sends us this report - thanks Jen!

Jennifer Mara and Malan Breton

Malan ALWAYS puts on an incredible show, last night at Pier 59 was no different. Every season, Malan produces new levels of growth and evolution at a rapid pace which is refreshing and enjoyable to see. 


RHONY Aviva Dresher
On a clean white runway, Malan showcased menswear, womenswear, evening, outerwear, and well, you name it. Malan is not holding back on us! (Not that he ever did) The collection is complete with 45 looks in a 50's Marilyn Monroe theme that delivered in every way. 

Outstanding music set the tone and each model brought a new flavor to each pass. Each garment was stunning.


Audible ooo's and aahh's kept the energy high throughout the show and every look was a hit, especially the men's fur. WOW! ... Malan's personal favorite, the blue mink...and can you blame him?


Malan included the Marilyn Monroe Jewelry™ Collection by JTV, luxury lingerie company Chantelle Paris, Batiste Dry Shampoo, Brooklyn Spectacles, GOLDTOE Socks, H.H. Brown Shoe Company, Harbor Footwear Group, with his dear friend Aviva Drescher in support of the One Step Ahead Foundation.

Click here for runway photos from Malan's Show.

Breakfast With TIm Gunn


Tim very graciously joined Jen and I for breakfast on Saturday.  (Tbone and The Scarlett were able to get out of NYC ahead of the big storm....)

Of course we talked about Project Runway!

Tim has a way of sharing just enough to keep us intrigued without revealing too much.


BPR:  Tim, how is your role of "producer" different from what you always did as the "mentor?"

TG:  Honestly?  It really is no different...but have you noticed that I am now credited as "co-host?"

BPR:  no....errrr....  (gasp of realization) Wait.  Does this mean that your name might be submitted to the Emmy Award Committee in the "Outstanding Host for a Reality Show" category?

TG:  We'll see...

Click here to read the entire interview.

THANKS TIM!!!!


A New Interview with Raul Osorio


Project Runway Season 10 designer, Raul Osorio, will be presenting his newest collection at the Heathrow Fashion Show in Honduras, in April.

Click here for the entire interview from l'etoile.

Click here to visit Raul's website.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Episode 4 Preview, "The Ultimate Hard and Soft"

Episode Synopsis: The designers must fashion clothes from hard and soft materials. The teams are hit with a twist. Bette Midler and fashion blogger Leandra Medine are the guest judges.

More Photos from the HP Project Runway Designer Reunion Party


Project Runway season 4 designer, Jack Mackenroth, sends us more photos from the event - thanks Jack!
Richard Hallmarq, Jack Mackenroth, Benjamin Mach, Layana Aguilar


Jack Mackenroth and Michelle Lesniak Franklin

Click here to continue.

BPR Interview with Cindy Marlatt


Project Runway Season 11 designer, Cindy Marlatt, talks about her experience on the show.

A highlight:

BPR:  What advice can you offer to future contestants?

CM:  Well, I would say that going in, you should have at least ten designs in your "muscle memory" that you can pull out of a hat and just create.  In my opinion, there is not a lot of time to design and create something totally new.


Click here for the full interview.

Click here to visit Cindy's website.

Thank you Cindy!

Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2013 Video




Sunday, February 10, 2013

Leanne Marshall Fall 2013

BPR field reporter Jennifer Mara files this report from today's Leanne Marshall Fall 2013 show:

Leanne Marshall held a noon fashion show today for her Fall 2013 collection. She has taken a break from her recent bridal work to "do things I want to do". Inspired by mushrooms, these beautiful gowns and dresses showed cohesion in their pleating and linings. Using a simple color palette, the focus was on texture and dimension through the use of fray and lace. It was really nice to see Leanne elevate her legendary petals into something just as unique. Organic fabric as always and an organic natural beauty. Thanks, Leanne!

Click here for more photos from the show.

Update:  Click here for more coverage of the show from Adrianna Grezak.

HP Designer Reunion Party

We have a bunch more photos and stories from BPR's Laura K and Jen Mara who were at the HP designer reunion party last night, but we wanted to get this one up as a teaser. Love Mondo's hair!

Recapalooza!

The recappers all seem to smell something this week:

Eric3000 senses a base note of barbecue sauce...
Gianni notices the curious opening montage...
Uncle Nick is sponsored by Kleenex and Klonopin...
Mila thinks it must be hard being Heidi...
Josh McKinley is pretty good at this...
Karen gives Benjamin just this once...
Democracy Diva is on to Tu...
Michael Costello sees a sweet old lady...
Second City Style finds the exotic chicken...
And Toyouke looks toward the finale.

Thank you recappers, see you in seven.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Project Runway Season 11 Finale Collections

All Photos Getty Images
Photos of Project Runway Season 11 Finale Collections below. Three finalists and five decoy collections were shown.

All "Collection" photos:  New York Magazine.

Layana Aquilar
Daniel Esquivel
Samantha Black
Richard Hallmarq
Michelle Lesniak Franklin 
Amanda Valentine
Stanley Hudson
Patricia Michaels

Season 11 Finale Show


All Photos Getty Images

Dear BPRs,

For now, I will just give you my impressions and an overall idea of what happened at the Finale Show.  Photos to follow!  XOXO

The room filled up quickly and after everyone was seated the judges came out - Heidi, Nina, Michael and Zac.  We haven't had enough time to really miss Michael yet, and Zac is certainly doing a wonderful job, but I have a feeling that at the end of season 11 when we see Michael again, we will be very happy... As we were entering we saw Marilu Henner looking fab in a Michael Costello dress.  Also cutie pie Jake T. Austin from "Wizards of Waverly Place."  He was sweet!  Alexa Ray Joel and Kristin Chenoweth were also spotted.








We also saw Jay McCarroll, Nick Verreos, Korto Momolu, Uli Herzner, and many many of our favorite designers from previous seasons of the show.

Anyway, Heidi explained that the designers would not be introducing their collections, but that the designs would be presented "anonymously."  It was kind of sad, but I'm sure that it will be well-edited and that most viewers will not even realize that the introductions were not live.

We will be calling the collections, "Designer 1," "Designer 2," etc. until this is sorted out.

We saw eight collections of twelve looks each.  I really liked two of them a lot.  (Honestly I thought that one of them was kind of awful....)  

After all of the presentations, ALL SIXTEEN of the Season 11 designers came out onto the runway and posed with Tim and Heidi.  It was great.  Also, if you look at what each designer is wearing, you might notice a couple of hints to help identify the collections... 


Photos of Project Runway Season 11 Finale Collections below.
Spoiler Alert:  Don't click if you don't want to see the collections!
Thank you for reading BPR. 

All "Collection" photos:  New York Magazine.

Designer #1
Designer #2
Designer #3
Designer #4  
Designer #5 
Designer #6
Designer #7  
Designer #8

Poll - Episode 3 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Top (l-r): Tu, Benjamin, Samantha, Cindy, Matthew, and Michelle
Bottom (l-r): Stanley, Layana, Richard, Joseph Aaron, Patricia, and Daniel  
Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.com. Click to see a larger view.

You've seen the designs on the runway and now it's your turn to be the judges. This week you are Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Kristin Davis.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have won the challenge.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have been out.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Reactions To Episode 3

Project Runway helped Heidi Klum usher in another new fragrance tonight on Episode 3, but did everything smell sweet? Post your reactins to Episode 3 here.