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Category: "Season 6"


Win a Wedding Dress by Season 6 Designer Carol Hannah Whitfield!

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 12:26pm GMT

Season 6 designer Carol Hannah Whitfield recently launched her first wedding collection of fabulous dresses and gowns any bride-to-be would have trouble committing to just one of! Thanks to our latest Lifetime Movie Network movie, "Double Wedding," we've made the selection process a little less difficult.

One lucky grand-prize winner will receive the sweet "Spring Street" wedding dress. The first-place prize is Carol Hannah's coveted "Twinkle Cuff" accessory. Enter the "Double Wedding" Dress Giveaway now, and for more wedding excitement, tune in to LMN on June 20 at 8 pm et/5 pm pt for the premiere of "Double Wedding," starring Tia and Tamera Mowry.


See Season 6 Designers Irina Shabayeva and Althea Harper's 2010 New York Fashion Week Collections

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 7:39am GMT

"Project Runway" Season 6 winner Irina Shabayeva showed off her Fall 2010 collection at New York Fashion Week, and it was a sensation, complete with luxe looks, hand-painted fabrics and fantastic feathers. No stranger to using unconventional materials on the runway (Remember the newspaper challenge?), Irina showcased her innovative skills once again by using Tupperware products in her Fall 2010 line. Check out the close-up shots of how she used them in this video clip:

Season 6 runner-up Althea Harper also presented a fall collection at Fashion Week. She played up curves by featuring cutouts in all the right places, accompanied by slick styling and chunky accessories. She created a cool, urban feel every woman would love in her closet, with the perfect mix of sheer fabrics and knits. And, in a total "42nd Street" moment for modeling, "Models of the Runway" Season 1 winner Kalyn Hemphill went from a guest to walking in the show. Talk about a quick change! See photos from her collection now:

For more from these designers, visit their official sites at irinashabayeva.com and altheaharper.com.


Get "Project Runway" Season 6 on DVD February 23

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 9:50pm GMT

Mean-a Irina. Christopher's river of tears. Malvin's "Mother Hen"-wear. Relive the best of "Project Runway" Season 6 on DVD, available everywhere on February 23.

Can't wait? Place your "Project Runway" Season 6 DVD pre-order and watch winner Irina Shabayeva's design retrospective video now:


Last Chance to Watch the Season 6 Finale Online

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 2:39pm GMT

Last call! Time's running out to watch the "Project Runway" Season 6 finale online!

Relive Carol Hannah, Althea and Irina taking on Fashion Week one last time now.


Irina Creates a Wedding Dress for Kelly Ripa

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 6:43pm GMT

"Project Runway" winner Irina Shabayeva thought she was done with challenges, but "Live! With Regis and Kelly" gave her a special one when she was announced as the winner of Season 6. Since the show is in Las Vegas this week, "Live!" asked Irina to design a wedding dress for Kelly Ripa as an homage to the dress Kelly never had when she eloped in Vegas. The dress was revealed on this morning's show:

Kelly Ripa with Irina Shabayeva

Photo: Disney-ABC Domestic Television

Watch Kelly work it in the dress Irina had just three days (!) to complete:


Did the Judges Get It Right? Weigh In, Plus ... Season 7!

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 7:05pm GMT

The final three crossed the fashion finish line and Irina Shabayeva is the sixth winner of "Project Runway." So, did the judges get it right?

Did the Judges Give the Win to the Right Designer?

Check out Rate the Runway all of our "Project Runway" finale videos, plus don’t forget to watch the finale online Saturday morning to see the collections coming together before they hit the runway.

And don't worry, you won't be in "Runway" withdrawal for too long. "Project Runway" Season 7 is right around the corner! Back in New York and with more Nina and Michael than you can handle, what's not to love?


TV Tune In: Tim Gunn on "Oprah" Thursday, November 19

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 7:34pm GMT

Tune in to "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Thursday, November 19 for Oprah's "Makeover My Man!" episode, featuring "Project Runway's" very own Tim Gunn. See Tim give seven men much-needed makeovers!

"The Oprah Winfrey Show" airs weekdays (Los Angeles, 3 pm pt on KABC & New York, 4 pm et on WABC). Check your local listings.


Live Twitter Q&A With the "Project Runway" Finalists

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 5:53pm GMT

WHAT: The top three designers join @lifetimetv and @projectrunway to answer YOUR questions before the finale!
WHEN: 9 pm et–10 pm et on Thursday, November 19
WHERE: On Twitter! Here’s how to join us:

Log in or sign up at www.twitter.com

Follow @projectrunway and @lifetimetv, who will be moderating the conversation.

Follow the final three designers, @altheaharper, @irinashabayeva and @happilyeverCH, so you don't miss their answers!

Then join us from 9–10 pm et on Thursday, November 19 during the re-airing of Part 1 of the finale as we field your questions and get pumped for the reveal of their final collections at Bryant Park!

Remember to hashtag #projectrunway at the end of your tweets so everyone can follow the conversation!

Live Twitter Q&A With the Project Runway Finalists

We will be fielding questions from Irina (@irinashabayeva) from 9-9:15, Althea (@altheaharper) from 9:15-9:30 and Carol Hannah (@happilyeverCH) from 9:30-9:45.

Please send your questions to @projectrunway or @lifetimetv during these times. Who knows, maybe your question will be picked and answered by the finalists!

By the way, follow all the best "Runway" conversation in the Project Runway Buzz Room! We filter the conversation for you and only show "Runway"-related tweets!


Don't Miss the Season 6 Marathon Thursday at 9 am et/pt!

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 3:49pm GMT

In the event that you've been living under a rock since August (welcome back!) or just want to relive it all from the beginning, don't miss the "Project Runway" Season 6 marathon, beginning at 9 am et/pt on November 19, leading up to Part 2 of the finale at 10 pm et/pt, followed by the finale of "Models of the Runway" at 11 pm et/pt. It's a whole day of "Runway" you don't want to miss!

Only a few more days till we see the models strut their stuff during the designers' final collections at Bryant Park! Be sure to grab our official countdown widget to celebrate:


Finale Part 1: Carol Hannah's Sickness = No Joke

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 5:28am GMT

Having visited the final three in their hotel rooms during Fashion Week back in February, I will submit myself to a grueling consultation with that guy from "Lie to Me" to attest that, yes, Carol Hannah was definitely every bit as "I-dragged-myself-out-of-my-death-bed-to-be-here" sick as she seemed on TV. And, man, it takes a serious fighting spirit to pull yourself together for one of the biggest moments of your professional life (that will preserved on film for all time) when you're feeling that crappy. After only now hearing Tim's "She’s contagious!" monologue that he offered up to Althea and Irina, I kinda wish I'd had more hand sanitizer with me that day, but don’t we all wish we had Tim's infinite wisdom on hand?

The Finalists and Models of
Newest Pussycat Dolls Troupe or the Finalists of "Project Runway" Season 6 and "Models of the Runway"

In fact, Tim's ability to objectively size up any situation — specifically the success (or lack thereof) of a garment — is the reason this man gets paid the big bucks. After probably wishing that Althea lived a bit closer to the tri-state area with all that snow piling up, Tim made his finalist home visits that provided the designers with the first bit of feedback they’ve had since leaving FIDM — and the warmer weather of L.A.

How closely these ladies ultimately followed Tim's suggestions remains to be seen (tune in next week for Part 2 of the finale), but his overall message is something often forgotten: cohesion, cohesion, cohesion. (Oh. And edit, edit, edit.)

Who Will Win "Project Runway" Season 6?

Were Althea, Carol Hannah and Irina paired up with the right Season 6 cohorts for the job, or were there better choices that could have been made? Was anyone else surprised that Carol Hannah didn't at least cough in Althea's direction after she scooped up Logan as her partner? C'mon!