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11
MON

The Official "Project Runway" Book Comes Out July 10!

Posted By kim_messina 2:25pm GMT

Project Runway's Emilio Sosa Nominated for Tony AwardIn honor of the 10th season of "Project Runway," fans can relive the past seasons with the official "Project Runway" book.

"Project Runway: The Show that Changed Fashion" is packed with behind-the-scenes exclusives, interviews with the contestants, judges and show runners and over 400 full color photographs. The book also features a foreword by Harvey Weinstein and an introduction by Heidi Klum.

The book hits shelves on July 10 and retails for $25.

Will you buy "Project Runway: The Show that Changed Fashion" when it comes out?

10
TUE

Austin Scarlett to Launch Wedding Line

Posted By LisaRaphael 10:00am GMT

Austin Scarlett Wedding Line

He won the first ever challenge in "Project Runway" history, snagged the silver medal on "Project Runway All Stars" last month and now, Austin Scarlett is unveiling the launch of his new signature evening and wedding gown collection, AUSTIN SCARLETT, which will debut Fall 2012 at New York Bridal Fashion Week.

The collection will make its first appearance at the Neiman Marcus Flagship Store in Dallas this fall and beginning this October, the gowns will be available through specialty boutiques and select department stores nationwide. Ken Downing, Fashion Director of Neiman Marcus and "Project Runway All Stars" guest judge, describes the collection as: "Modern romanticism with a touch of sweet nostalgia, Austin Scarlett creates memorable brides with his signature feminine flourishes, love of glamour and a healthy dose of drama!"

Austin first gained recognition for his love of all things evening wear and couture on the original season of "Project Runway," later going on to join bridal-design house Amsale as Creative Director of its luxury gown collection, Kenneth Pool, where he designed over six seasons of gowns from Spring 2006 to Spring 2009. View pictures from Austin's portfolio here!

For those desiring a sneak preview of Austin’s confections, the designer is making an appearance with a selection of gowns at COUTURE: New York Bridal Fashion Week at the Barclay New York Intercontinental on Saturday, April 14 from 11am to 1pm and Sunday, April 15 from 11am to 2pm. Press inquiries can be sent to pr@austinscarlett.com.

Brides, brides-to-be, grooms, wedding planners... anyone: What do you think we'll see from Austin's bridal collection?

23
THU

Season 9 Premieres July 28 at 9/8c With 20 Designers, Plus the Inside Scoop on Heidi's Poster Shoot

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 11:18am GMT

It's time to make it work! The Emmy® Award nominated series, "Project Runway," will kick off its ninth season with 20 talented designers – the most in series history – beginning Thursday, July 28 at 9 pm/8c on Lifetime Television. In the show’s 90-minute format, the new crop of designers will encounter host Heidi Klum, mentor Tim Gunn and judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia and top-name guest designers and judges from the worlds of fashion, film and television, including Kim Kardashian, Christina Ricci, Zoe Saldana and Malin Akerman, as they face inventive challenges, unexpected eliminations and other surprises along the way.

In a "Project Runway" first, during the premiere episode, 20 designers must go in front of Heidi, Michael, Nina and Tim to make a case why they deserve one of the 16 coveted spots this season. Once they are chosen, the 16 designers barely have a chance to celebrate before being awoken at the crack of dawn with one of the toughest first challenges in the series’ history.

Fans can join the conversation by following @projectrunway on Twitter and using #projectrunway.

Project Runway Season 9, Heidi Klum naked photo
Photo: Robert Erdmann

And about that photo, here's what Heidi herself had to say about the sensational photo shoot to myLifetime.com exclusively: "[Photographer] Robert Erdmann shot my Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover way back when, and he also shot this image. He's great at making women feel confident and sexy. I love how this poster turned out and I love how Lifetime is pushing the envelope."

Keep checking back here on the blog for more Season 9 updates and the big reveal of this season's 20 new designers.

20
MON

New York City: Be a Part of "Runway" History

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 4:39pm GMT

Attention, New York City area fans! For the first time ever in "Project Runway" history, fashion lovers can view the designers' looks, live on the runway . . . on the streets of New York City!

Project Runway Season 9

When: Friday, June 24 at 9 am
Where: The Esplanade Plaza at Battery Park City (at Liberty Street and South End), New York, NY

Keep checking back here on the blog for more updates on "Project Runway" Season 9, premiering this July on Lifetime!