Project runway premiered its first season on December 1, 2004.
Project Runway is an American reality television series on Lifetime Television, previously on the Bravo network, which focuses on fashion design and is hosted by model Heidi Klum. The contestants compete with each other to create the best clothes and are usually restricted in time, materials, and theme. Their designs are judged and one or more designers are eliminated each week.
Project Runway uses progressive elimination to reduce the initial field of 12 or more fashion designers down to 3 before the final challenge. Each non-finale challenge (typically the scope of one episode) requires the designers to develop one or several pieces of new clothing to be presented at a runway show.
The designers are given a budgeted stipend to select and purchase fabric and notions, and then provided a limited amount of time to finish their designs. Often, the designers work independently, although on some challenges, contestants must work in teams or as a single collective group.
Generally, the loser of each challenge is eliminated from the competition. After the final challenge, the remaining three designers are then told to prepare a complete fashion collection.
Read project runway blog posts
from around the world. Visit the Project Runway
website at Lifetime or the older project runway site
at Bravo (season 5 and earlier). Note: Season 5 Project Runway was the last season at Bravo. For season 6, the show moved to Lifetime.
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