Monday, October 29, 2012

Season 2 All Stars Welcome Wendy Pepper

Wendy Pepper is one of the most compelling designers in Project Runway history.  I was thrilled to see her in the All-Star cast.  It seems that the other designers had mixed reactions...

Episode 2 Guest Judge is Rafé Totengco

More about Rafe here.  

A better look at Georgina Chapman's amazing dress below... 

Heidi Klum Halloween 2012 - Cleopatra

 Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Heidi Klum

Update:  Heidi's annual Halloween Bash has been cancelled.  

Her tweet:  “Canceling my Halloween party… postponing to a haunted Christmas.”

Episode 2 Preview Video: "Put On Your Dancing Shoes"

The clothiers revamp a disco look from the 1970s and must step it up by selecting shoes to inspire them. Designer Rafé Totengco is the guest judge.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Recapalooza, All Star Edition

I don't know how these people keep doing it:

Suzq tries to weather the storm...
Eric3000 never has to over explain...
Gianni had a real reason to root for Peach...
Karen couldn't stay away...
Second City Style doesn't skip a beat...
and you knew Toyouke would be on board.

Update:  Democracy Diva has arrived!

We'll see how long we can keep this up recappers. As long as you keep writing them, we'll keep posting them. Have a PRAS2 recap to share? E-mail the link to Team BPR.

Friday, October 26, 2012

BPR Interview with Peach Carr

Project Runway Season 2 All-Star designer, Peach Carr, talks about her experience on the show.

A highlight:

BPR: What made last night's challenge difficult? 

 PC: These are explanations and not excuses, but what happened was that first, we spent 25 of our 30 minutes trying to decide on our word. Then, when I presented my sketch my team said, "no we aren't using stretch, we are not doing sportswear, no 60's-70's, this isn't our girl..." So I started to feel like a fish out of water. 

 BPR: If you could go back, would you do something differently? 

 PC: One season a designer is raked over the coals for doing his own thing and not being a team player. The next season, someone is eliminated for going along with the team and not standing up for their aesthetic. 

 It's hard to say what I would do differently. Everyone expressed their opinions so strongly and I just went along and changed my design. There were six people on the team and five of them were saying one thing. I felt that I had to go along. 

 On the runway, I said to Isaac, "You would have fired me if I had spent the last five minutes of our design time arguing my point." 

 At this point it is just a guessing game about what I could have done differently - you never know what the judges will say.

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to visit Peach's website and to see more of her designs.

Thanks Peach!

Poll - Episode 1 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: 1). Althea 2). Andrae 3). Anthony Ryan 4). Cassanova 5). Emilio 6). Ivy
7). Joshua 8). Kayne 9). Laura 10). Peach 11). Suede 12). Uli 13).Wendy
Photos courtesy of 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 Carolyn Murphy, Georgina Chapman, Isaac Mizrahi and Rachel Roy and Mondo Guerra.

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, October 25, 2012

Project Runway All Stars Party!

Greetings Project Runway fans! It's the kickoff to round 2 of Project Runway All Stars and we've opened up our virtual party room for you to play in. All are welcome to join in on the fun - simply click on the comment link below. Come snark your way through the PRAS 2 premiere with the BPR crew.

Project Runway All Stars Season 2 Scoop from Joanna Coles

Joanna Coles graciously answered our questions yesterday in a conference call and offers these nuggets:

In addition to the previously revealed Paris trip and Holiday challenge, there will also be an eco-fashion challenge and a "commercial" challenge.  Joanna is certain that the resulting garment will sell out!

The designers will also create something for Joanna to wear herself.

When I asked which designers she was most delighted to see in the cast, the first name she said was Emilio Sosa.  

She also will have more air time this season - Yay!

Click here for the full interview.

Thank you Joanna!

Project Runway All Stars 2 Debuts Tonight!

The second cycle of Project Runway All Stars kicks off tonight on Lifetime as we welcome back 13  designers from seasons past. It's an interesting mix of former fan favorites, drama queens and villains. We'll be hosting a live virtual viewing party right here beginning at 8:45 p.m. Come join us to cheer on your PRAS2 favorite.

Results In - You Were the Judge for Season 10 Finale

Our poll for Episode 14 - Project Runway Season 10 finale - is closed. You agreed with judges and 49% felt that Dmitry Sholokhov deserved the win. Click here to see all of the results.

Join us tomorrow for our first Project Runway All Stars Season 2 polls.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Heidi Klum Halloween 2012 Costume: Cleopatra

Project Runway Season 6 designer, Nicolas Putvinski, is working on the design!

All Stars Go To Paris! Christmas Challenge!

Project Runway All-Stars host, Carolyn Murphy reveals some details about season 2 in The Hollywood Reporter.

A highlight: 

THR: You also mentioned the challenges this season. Can you share what some of them were? Murphy: We had an unconventional challenge that got everybody in the mood for Christmas that was super fun. And with that challenge, I was jaw-dropped. I was there when we presented the challenge, and I thought, there is no way they are going to be able to create a look out of this stuff. This is what makes Project Runway so much fun, and this one was mind-blowing. 

 There also was an eco-friendly challenge that was quite interesting because they had different fabrics to work with, and I always love the message behind that. 

And there is a really cool graffiti challenge that exposes a whole other side of New York and how art influences fashion. I think that one everyone liked most of all was the one where they all got to go to Paris and really got to push their creativity. 

 THR: You traveled overseas for a challenge? That's a first for the franchise. 

 Murphy: It was a big, big deal. There were literally tears when we said, "Go get your passports." They couldn't believe we were going to Paris to visit one of the biggest fashion houses in the world.

 THR: Which one? 

 Murphy: I think I have to keep that secret for now. 

Of course BPR readers and true Project Runway fans know that this is not the first time Project Runway has traveled to Paris - they also went in Season THREE in a very memorable episode.

 In fact, if Kayne and Uli make this trip - it will be their second time to travel to Paris with Project Runway!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Own a Piece of Project Runway History

The Season 10 Finale Garments are now up for auction.

Right now, Dmitry's design has the highest bid.  

Click here to see all of the items.  

Tim Gunn on "Mondays With Marlo"

Click here for more.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Gordana Gehlhausen, Spring 2013 Couture

Project Runway All Star, Gordana Gehlhausen presented her Spring 2013 Couture Collection at FashionXT in Portland on October 13th.

Photo:  OSI Photography

Photo:  OSI Photography

Photo:  OSI Photography
Click here for more photos from the collection.

Click here to visit Gordana's website.

Project Runway All Stars Season 2 Premieres Thursday Oct. 25th

Sunday, October 21, 2012

How Well Do You Know Season 10?

Project Runway Fans, how well do you know season 10?

Our friends at have created a trivia contest all about season 10.  

Click here to take the quiz.


The recapping crew give one last sendoff to Season 10:

Suzq is here at last...
Uncle Nick goes looking for the wow...
The role of Eric3000 will be played by James Franco...
Gianni deconstructs his way to the top...
Maxthegirl didn't see it coming...
The Democracy Diva had a different winner...
Karen was in Melissa's camp...
Mila wants to give them more time...
Bert smells producer meddling...
Second City Style gets its wings...
And Toyouke brings us back home again.

Thanks for a great season, recappers! No rest for the weary as we return next week with Project Runway All Stars. See you in seven.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Own a Piece of Project Runway History

These designs, created by Mila Hermanovski are now available on etsy.  

These are the actual designs created for the competition.

Click here for the gown.

Click here for the mini.

Friday, October 19, 2012

One Happy Customer!

Kaitlin looks so pretty in her Project Runway Collection dress from Lord & Taylor!

She chose the Nick Verreos design because it looks like it would "be fun to dance in!"

Click here to shop!

Have you purchased a dress from the collection?  
We would love to see your photos too - please send them to Team BPR.

Lifetime Interview with Dmitry Sholokhov

BPR Interview With Dmitry Sholokhov

Project Runway Season 10 Champion, Dmitry Sholokhov talks about his experience on the show.

A highlight:  

BPR: Dmitry, our readers chose you as their favorite and we also felt you should have won the Avant Garde, the Rockettes, the HP, the Lord & Taylor and the Marie-Claire challenges. 

DS: That is so exciting! Thank you! 

BPR: Did you feel like an underdog going in to the finale? 

DS: For most of the season, I felt like I was ignored by the judges, so, I didn't really get the attention that I might have deserved, but of course I got my revenge in the end. 

BPR: We didn't see the model casting - what do you look for in a model? 

DS: For this particular show, since we were so rushed, I was looking for proportions. I needed her to fit into the dress. That was major. Then of course, strong faces. Strong but feminine.

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to see Dmitry's finale collection.

Thank you Dmitry!

Poll - Finale Season 10 - Your Turn to be the Judge

1st: Christopher
2nd: Melissa
3rd: Fabio
4th: Dmitry
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You've seen the designs on the runway at Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and not it is your turn to be the judges. This week you are Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors and Jennifer Hudson. It's time to tell us:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Reactions To The Season 10 Finale

We have a winner! Project Runway Season 10 comes to a dramatic close as it crowns a new design champion. What did you think of the decision? Post your reactions to the finale here.

BPR Live Play By Play/Party: Season 10 Finale

Here we go! It's the Project Runway Season 10 finale and tonight we will learn whether Fabio Costa, Melissa Fleis, Christopher Palu or Dmitry Sholokov walks away with the champion crown and big prize package. The BPR party monsters are here, ready for all of the drama and design as we watch the finale together. Just click on the comment link below and come on in!

Nina Garcia and Tim Gunn Talk Season Ten

Nina Garcia and Tim Gunn generously participated in a conference call with members of the media (including BPR!) yesterday.

Nina on allowing all four to be eligible for the finale win:  "I considered the pre-show to be a wake-up call for the designers.  They all arrived at the finale with their best.  In the end there was a very clear winner."

On Jennifer Hudson as a finale judge:  "It is always interesting to have a celebrity's point of view, she has walked the red carpet many times,  and she is coming out with a line herself so this was a very timely invitation."

On the importance of styling:  "Designers who have the resources will use a professional stylist because they are able to present a more polished and concise message.  Those who don't have the resources must be able to style their looks themselves.  It is a skill set unto itself.   It isn't easy."

What qualities will the winning collection have?  "It has to be a stand-out collection.  It is creative. I haven't seen it before.  It comes from a place of authenticity for the designer.  There is a point of view.  At a glance, I can tell who it is from.  It is wearable.  Women identify with it.  Retailers are interested in buying it.  These are clothes that are meant for a store.  This is not for a museum, it is for the real world."

What did each designer bring to the finale?  "Fabio is very conceptual, modern designer.  He thinks outside of the box.  Very conceptual, out-of-the-box organic aesthetic.  Dmitry is very architectural, he plays with geometry.  He is very skilled as a tailor, and has a very sophisticated hand.  Christopher is also very skilled.  He has a wonderful way of making his clothes look very light when they are not.  He also works with prints very nicely.  And his clothes look expensive.  Melissa is about separates.  This is very important when you are putting together a collection.  She has a very easy and urban attitude.  She lives in the world of separates.  She designs for a young girl like herself.  Her collection is very Melissa."  

What made her say "yes" to being a judge of Project Runway?  "At first I was a little skeptical.  What made me do it is that I knew Heidi and I knew Michael.  Heidi brought the model perspective.  Michael brought the designer perspective and I brought more of an editorial perspective.  I thought it made sense.  Of course Tim Gunn is the perfect mentor."

How does she choose what to wear on the show?  "I choose what makes me feel comfortable and what will look good on TV."

Have you ever had a guest judge who is not helpful? "Yes, I will not name names but some judges are too concerned about hurting the designers's feelings.  You are there to help them and mentor them, to help them grow.  Some judges are uncomfortable with criticizing the designers."

If you could go back, are there any decisions that you would change?  "No.  Not really.  There are times when we are at home and we are watching behavior that it is despicable and we have given them a good review.  As judges we do not see what happens behind the scenes.  If I had seen the behavior it would have swayed my perception of them but in the end I am there to judge their clothes, not the behavior.  We don't get any of that.  We are not biased by any personalities.  Yes, we do get to know them through the show, but we judge them according to what they present on the runway.

Her favorite season?  "The very first season.  It was so unexpected.  We were all creating such a phenomenal show without even realizing it.  And it came from a place of such genuine interest and love."

Was she surprised by which designers wound up in the finale?  "Yes.  If you had asked me to predict the finalists at the start of the season, I could not have done it.  Also this season we had some very colorful personalities at the beginning of the season and that was very distracting.  It shifted the focus more to them and clouds other people's work.  As the season went on and we could see the work more clearly, the top designers became more evident."

To what does she attribute the show's success?  "Chemistry between the judges.  And Tim.  A genuine and sincere interest in the designers..."

How long does the deliberation typically take?  "A good two hours."

Click here to continue.

Tonight On BPR

This is it Runway fans! Tonight Project Runway crowns a new champion and Team BPR will be on hand to watch it all go down:

  • Tbone will be hosting our finale viewing party beginning at 8:45 p.m. ET. Join fans from across the land as we snark our way thorugh the Season 10 finale.
  • After the show, share your thoughts on the winner and the season in general in our reactions thread.
Chris, Dmitry, Fabio or Melissa - who will be the Season 10 champ? Join us tonight on BPR!

Results In - Who Should/Will Win Season 10

The readers have voiced their opinions via our poll:

You felt that Dmitry Sholokhov SHOULD win Season 10 of Project Runway and that Christopher Palu WILL win. Click here to see how you voted. Check back with us tomorrow to cast your vote on the finale collections after seeing the garments on the runway tonight.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Day in the Life of Heidi Klum

Amanda's Take, Season 10, Finale Part 1

Project Runway Supermodel, Amanda Fields, offers her "take" on the models each week.
A highlight:

If there were a store for each designer on Spring Street in SoHo, NY, I would go shopping in Dmitry's store. 

 Dmitry's first model is awkward and that dress is wearing her.

 The second model is incredible yet again. We discover her name is Cat! WOW. I love her hair cut! It makes her look even better which I didn't know was possible! 

 His third model is very strong. I love her walk because it, along with her expression adds to the drama of the leather!

Click here for the full report.

Thanks Amanda!

There is Still Time to Vote in Our Season 10 Polls

Christopher, Dmitry, Fabio, or Melissa?

Who SHOULD win?

Who WILL win?

Click here to vote.

Seth Aaron Henderson at FashionXT Oct. 12

Project Runway season 7 champion, Seth Aaron Henderson, presented his Spring 2013 Collection for men and women on Friday, October 12th at FashionXT in Portland.

Photo:  OSI Photography

Photo:  OSI Photography

Photo:  OSI Photography

Click here for more photos of the designs.

Click here to visit Seth Aaron's website.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

MIchael Costello Couture at FashionXT

Project Runway All-Star designer, Michael Costello presented his Couture Collection at FashionXT in Portland on Saturday, October 13th.

Photo:  OSI Photography

Photo:  OSI Photography

Photo:  OSI Photography

Photo:  OSI Photography
Click here for more photos from the event.

Click here to visit Michael's website.

Becky Ross at FashionXT

Project Runway Season 9 designer, Becky Ross, presented her Spring 2013 collection on Thursday Oct. 11th at FashionXT in Portland.

Photo:  OSI Photography

Photo:  OSI Photography

Photo:  OSI Photography

Click here for more photos from Becky's Show.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Project Runway Season 10 Finale Preview

Tune in Thursday night for the Finale of Season 10!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Austin Scarlett Wedding and Evening Gown Collection, BPR FIrst Look!

Project Runway Season One designer and All-Star, Austin Scarlett, presented his Wedding & Evening Gown Collection today at Park Avenue Armory in New York City.
Jennifer Mara and Austin Scarlett

BPR Field Reporter, Jennifer Mara sends us these photos from the event.

Photo by Jennifer Mara for Blogging Project Runway

Photo by Jennifer Mara for Blogging Project Runway

Austin Scarlett premiered his signature collection at the NY Armory on the upper east side on Sunday during brunch in NYC. Each couture piece was a classic silhouette inspired by the 30's, 40's, and 50's, Austin says these silhouettes are the true to a woman's figure. 

His mission in creating this line was to celebrate the sheer joy of a woman because that is what he wants to offer his customer. Guests at Austin's show saw hand-painted silks and ballgowns not only for a wedding but for any occasion. 

For this collection Scarlett referred to creative spaces like museums - and as far as inspiration -a lot of his free spirit comes from his mother, who is doing great!!! 

 For all those readers who have been asking Austin says Thank you! 

Photo by Jennifer Mara for Blogging Project Runway

Click here for more photos.

Thanks Jen!