Get ready for a fashion face-off on the runway like you’ve never seen before! Eight designers from past seasons of "Project Runway" will go head-to-head in the workroom in a two-hour special, "Project Runway: All-Star Challenge," airing on Thursday, August 20 at 8 pm et/pt, right before the "Project Runway" Season 6 premiere.
Need a helpful tune-in reminder for the premiere of "Project Runway" Season 6? We've come prepared. Drop the pens and paper and grab our official premiere countdown clock to slap all over your blogs and favorite social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter:
The big day is less than a month away! Can you stand it?
There's a lot at stake for the contestants of "Project Runway" to get to Fashion Week, but ever wonder whatever happened to the designers who didn't make it all the way to the finale from seasons past?
Wonder no more! Find out what favorites like Andrae Gonzalo (Season 2), Kayne Gillaspie (Season 3), Stella Barbarella Zotis (Season 5) and more at up to today in our "Project Runway" Past Designers update.
Check out your first real look at "Project Runway" Season 6 and the premiere of "Models of the Runway," airing August 20, beginning at 10 pm et/pt. It's filled with design, drama, Heidi's always fabulous wardrobe ... and Tim's gonna lose it!
So, what do you think happened backstage with Tim and the designers?
Don't miss Heidi Klum when she drops by ABC's "Regis and Kelly" Friday, July 17 at 9 am et/pt! She'll be chatting about upcoming seasons of "Project Runway," "Models of the Runway" and the very exciting "The Project Runway All-Star Challenge." Check your local listings for channel information.
It's a walk-off! Finally, you’ll get a chance to really get to know the models from "Project Runway." They’ll have their own show, "Models of the Runway" (premiering August 20 at 11 pm et/pt), where you'll find out what really went down on the catwalk. Come to the new "Models of the Runway" show site now to meet the models, see exclusive photos from their modeling books and snag a fashion tip or two.
When you meet Althea Harper in person, it may take you a minute to figure out whether you're talking to a designer or a model. Although I didn't get to see this blonde bombshell's catwalk moves (yet), if you've seen her impressive portfolio, you know this girl knows her fashion and how to show off her sense of style.
Has she always been a fashionista? Apparently, yes. Althea told us that although she always loved to draw, at the young age of ten when she found her true passion for fashion. She recently graduated from The University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning, and took her design education across the pond for additional training at Central St. Martin in London. She's interned at prestigious fashion houses like Anna Sui, Zac Posen, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood.
Her wise fashion advice? Go check out some thrift stores for some classic items at bargain prices. (We're in a recession, you know!) Splurge on items like a killer pair of shoes or a wow-factor bag that will give your outfit the ultimate upgrade.
What do you think? Can Althea make it all the way to Fashion Week to show off her stuff? Sound off!
Shirin was sewing by four years old, thanks to lessons from her mom, and, by the age of seven, she was designing and making her own dresses. (Impressive!) Extremely confident in her design skills, she enrolled at the University of North Texas, where she earned a B.F.A. in fashion design and did a stint as an assistant tech designer for Fossil.
A die-hard “I Love Lucy” fan (check out the collection of “Lucy” memorabilia in her house tour!), she also gets design inspiration from classic movies starring Fred Astaire, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.
Watch Shirin show off some of her favorite pieces to impress a panel of judges (including Season 2 “Project Runway” veteran Daniel Vosovic) who spotted her potential in a killer skirt that you can get an even closer look at in Shirin’s online portfolio:
Are you a fan of Shirin’s fashions? Think the judges will like her stuff? Let us know!
Leading up to the big premiere on August 20, we’ll be highlighting different designers here on The Project Runway Blog. Up first: Epperson.
Designer to the stars and father of four, you’ll never meet a nicer guy. Rodney, who likes to go by his last name, Epperson, is a self-taught designer who grew up in Harlem. Epperson started designing in high school, focusing on creating deconstructed looks. He later enrolled at FIT, and, although he never completed his formal training, he went on to become a window dresser for Charivari in the ‘80s and ‘90s and currently does visual design for retailer H&M. Based out of New York City, Epperson’s had his duds worn by famous folk like JFK, Jr., Erykah Badu and Ciara (check out the pants she’s rocking on the cover of her album “Ciara: The Evolution”) in Epperson's portfolio.
Meet his close-knit family, peek inside his fab closet and get some tried-and-true fashion tips, like don’t wear different bright colored undies in white pants. (Your polka dots will show right through!)
Also, don’t miss his audition tape, where he reveals his big break in fashion: a rogue fashion show in front of Donna Karan’s tents at Bryant Park!
Finally! “Project Runway” is back. Starting August 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime, 16 new designers are ready to compete for a chance to show their design skills at Fashion Week.
And to get everyone ready for the show’s premiere, we’re unveiling the new crop of “Project Runway designers” and introducing them to you with more access than ever before. Get a personal tour of their homes, watch their audition tapes, snag a fashion tip or two, see their casting sessions and look inside their closets. We’re rolling out 80 video clips — five per designer — so you can start to judge who you think will make the cut right away.
We also have more than 40 galleries in our “Project Runway” photos section that show each designer’s journey from kid fashionista to the “Runway.” And, most importantly (and most awesomely), check out the designers’ portfolios for their sketches and designs and to find out what makes them tick ... their inspirations from music to choice fabrics to the style icons they love.
In case you happen to forget when the big premiere date is happening (for shame!), we’ve got you covered. Our “Project Runway” Season 6 countdown clock is here for you to grab and proudly display on your blogs or favorite social networking sites like Facebook. Speaking of Facebook, give us a shout on the official “Project Runway” Facebook page and stay in the know with tweets from Twitter, so you’ll never miss the latest updates.
And once Season 6 begins, we promise you’ll experience “Project Runway” like never before online. Here’s a little peek at what’s coming: Detailed critiques from Tim Gunn on every design … every episode. Designer sketches for every design … every episode. Extended judges’ feedback on every design … every episode. And that’s just the beginning. With new fashion games, a souped-up version of Rate the Runway, a sweepstakes for the chance to win $25,000 and meet Tim Gunn, a community that will let you talk about the show and comment in all kinds of ways about the designs, a designer scorecard and more. You won’t be disappointed!
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