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01
TUE

Emilio Sosa Nominated for a Tony Award!

Posted By kim_messina 1:04pm GMT

Project Runway's Emilio Sosa Nominated for Tony AwardA huge congratulations to "Project Runway" Season 7 runner-up Emilio Sosa, who scored a Tony Award nomination this morning! ESosa was nominated for Best Costume Design of a Musical for "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess." ESosa will be facing off against: Gregg Barnes, "Follies," Eiko Ishioka, "Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark" and Martin Pakledinaz, "Nice Work If You Can Get It."

The 2012 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards will air live Sunday, June 10 at 8/7c on CBS.

Send Emilo Sosa your congratulations!

18
MON

Watch "Today Show" Video: "Runway" Designers Envision Britain’s Princess Bride

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 11:59am GMT

Watch the “Project Runway” wedding gowns for Kate Middleton segment from "The Today Show," featuring royal wedding dresses by “Runway” designers Emilio Sosa (Season 7), Johnathan Kayne (Season 3), Leanne Marshall (Season 5), Irina Shabayeva (Season 6) and Nick Verreos (Season 2):


Learn more about how one these one-of-a-kind wedding gowns can be yours! Proceeds from the sale of the "Project Runway" wedding gowns will go to one of Lifetime’s favorite charities.

To see the collection of designs from more than 50 alumni of "Project Runway" from all eight seasons, visit www.myLifetime.com/runwaywilliamandkate.


15
FRI

See "Runway" Designers' Royal Wedding Gowns on "The Today Show," Monday, April 18!

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 3:00pm GMT

You’ve seen their fantasy sketches, now see the “Project Runway” wedding gowns for Kate Middleton come to life!
Project Runway Kate Middleton Wedding Dresses on The Today Show

Tune in Monday, April 18 to “The Today Show” in the 9:30 am hour to see royal wedding dresses by “Runway” designers Emilio Sosa (Season 7), Johnathan Kayne (Season 3), Leanne Marshall (Season 5), Irina Shabayeva (Season 6) and Nick Verreos (Season 2).

Plus, check back here on the blog on Monday to sign up for exclusive private sale information, and to learn more about how one these one-of-a-kind wedding gowns can be yours. Proceeds from the sale will go to one of Lifetime’s favorite charities.

To see the collection of designs from more than 50 alumni of "Project Runway" from all eight seasons, visit www.myLifetime.com/runwaywilliamandkate.


19
FRI

Bromance!

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 5:05am GMT

It’s time for ye olde team challenge again, and we’re finally beginning to realize ... that no one wants to work with Mila this season. Did you see the look of panic on their faces when Tim was assigning team members? It was like a scene from “Mean Girls.” Maybe they don’t like color blocking. Maybe they think that one girl with a dark bob haircut is one too many. Whatever the reason is, I don’t really understand it, because she hasn’t really done anything to warrant that much video-confessional whining.

Never mind, because Seth Aaron and Emilio are sittin’ in a tree! S-E-W-I-N-G! Somewhere in a vault, on a tape labeled “Bromance,” there is slow-motion footage of these two at Parsons, skipping through yards of dark denim together, culminating in a high-five. Never in the history of “Runway” has a team ever taken that much joy in a pairing — and it showed. Not only because they took home the win, but also because they made show history with the first double win for both designers.


In other news, I really wish Team Amy and Jonathan had watched an episode or two of “Gossip Girl” on their free Monday nights, because clearly that inspirational stroll through the Upper East Side was far from helpful. Amy’s design on Jonathan’s model Cerri looked like an apron I bought at Anthropologie last year. And, as you know, van der Woodsens don’t cook. Or wear that.

There are only seven designers left! Sound off now if you think the wrong designer was given the boot:

Episode 9: Who Should Have Gone Home This Week?


05
FRI

Emilio Sosa, Thy Name Is Wendy Pepper

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 5:52am GMT

The unconventional-materials challenge always makes me scratch my head and wonder, “How’d they do that?” because, sure, you can design clothes, but can you execute that same vision when your chiffon is sandpaper and your muslin is, um, sheet metal? These are not items that Inherently lend themselves to style, elegance or even comfort, but when these contestants bring out their inner Coco MacGyver to create some amazing garments, I remember why I love this show.

Let’s get straight to the designs:

Literally the first words I wrote down upon seeing Emilio’s "pink string, washers, bolts and a dream" dress micro-dress bikini micro-bikini were WENDY PEPPER SEASON 1 EPISODE 1.

Emilio, thy name is Pepper.


Who can forget the dress Wendy made, when she was still the nicest lady from small-town Virginia, that was a fusion of balloons, breath mints, rope candy and insanity? It’s one of the classic awesomely bad looks in the show’s history. This was Emilio’s less edible version of that design.


After going over budget at the hardware store, Emilio finds himself scaling back to the bare minimum, which is completely the opposite of how much we saw of his model, Holly. Bless her six-foot-tall-Amazon-woman heart, the girl was nearly nekked on the runway. And, yes, her hair and makeup were very very, but she worked that getup like her life depended on it — and that was what saved Emilio from the chopping block. I don’t think Emilio necessarily took a risk; he simply was between a rock and a hard place, and had to pretend the outcome was a risk. The fact that Holly didn’t refuse to wear it (yeah, I’m talking about you, model from Season 4!), and looked surprisingly comfortable in it, saved him. (Plus, what was Emilio’s accessory, exactly? Her big Brigitte Bardot hair?)

Now, let’s move on to I Can’t Believe It’s Not Leather, by Jay. Stella “Leatha!” Zotis herself would have been fooled by this man’s masterful manipulation of the industrial black plastic trash bag. I was afraid for him during Brittany’s fitting-gone-wrong when she couldn’t get her pants over her foot (I’ve seen the woman in person, and if she’s can’t do it, there’s no hope for the rest of us!), because I really wanted him to show off his workmanship.

And let’s not forget the other star of the episode: Maya. That key necklace was perfection — and demonstration of an actual accessory. Janet Jackson circa 1989 would be all over it.

Episode 7: Who Should Have Gone Home This Week?


Poor Jesse. He needed shears and safety gloves to put his outfit together (who else was totally waiting for him to break out a blowtorch?), and he still went home. He thought it was the martini for Anthony (surprise, surprise), but he thought wrong. Watch his final video blog clip now, where he makes that pretty darn clear: