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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.


18
FRI

"Project Runway" Designers at New York Fashion Week Fall 2011

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 12:09pm GMT

Hair trends like lots of texture and intricate braiding and beauty looks like a deep red lip were a resounding theme at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. A return to glamour a la the ladies of "Mad Men" was apparent, and the state of the union in American fashion was strong for Fall 2011!

"Project Runway" alumni were no strangers to the tents this season, and standouts like Christian Siriano, Irina Shabayeva, Ivy Higa , Daniel Vosovic, Althea Harper and Leanne Marshall showed off their latest work alongside the likes of legends Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Betsey Johnson, Monique Lhuillier and Oscar de la Renta.

Project Runway Designers at New York Fashion Week Fall 2011
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Check out our "Project Runway" designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2011 photo gallery to see the latest collections from these designers now.

Looking for more Fashion Week coverage? Check out All the Looks for the latest looks from the runway.

16
WED

Behind the Scenes at Irina Shabayeva's Fall 2011 Fashion Week Show

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 7:05pm GMT

"Project Runway" Season 6 winner Irina Shabayeva rocked the runway with her Fall 2011 collection at the Studio at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 10. We were there to get an exclusive look at the process of creating the models’ complete look backstage in the hours before the house lights went down.

Maybelline New York lead makeup artist Mizu and his team of artists worked to transform the models based on the instructions “Hyper Sharp Liner” and pastels of all kinds. Considering that the clothing was mostly in primary colors I wondered how they would pull off a complementary look, but this team was exceptional in creating bold and beautiful looks in a very short time. About half the models started on the makeup side, with Mizu overseeing the process and jumping in to create looks himself when time started to run short at the end with late-arriving models coming from other shows.

Backstage at Irina Shabayeva Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week

Jordan M of Bumble and Bumble and his team of hairstylists were on hand to create the striking hairstyle that Irina had designed. Each model had one cornrow painstakingly braided on the right side of her head and pinned into a bun at the nape of her neck; the rest of her hair was straightened and pulled into hard angles and pinned up as well. The process was fascinating to watch, and I appreciated Jordan explaining to me and to one of his assistants what products to use and how best to create a tight braid - I’m certain I’ll use that advice myself.

A fun twist came when Irina popped in to inspect the looks of the models and make any last-minute changes. She noticed how amazing their white and black glittery nails looked and had her own girly moment with a couple of the girls to the delight of the backstage press! After she gave the models’ looks her stamp of approval, she moved to inspect the dresses and met with the fitters to work on getting everyone ready to go.

The last model arrived just as the others were on their way in to get dressed. Jordan and Mizu’s teams sprung into battle as her hair, nails, and makeup all got done at one time. I’d love to dish backstage drama or a good "Project Runway" style meltdown, but while the atmosphere was very bustling and busy, all the models and artists were of good cheer - even with cameras shoved in their faces and the same questions being asked over and over. Thanks to our friends at Susan Price Agency for giving us a backstage look at how the art of the runway show is created!


09
THU

"Project Runway" Winners: Updates and New Photos

Posted By CaitlinBergmann 4:10pm GMT

From the first guy who ever took home the big win (Jay McCarroll) to the woman who caused quite the controversy at the judges' deliberation when she won Season 8 (Gretchen Jones), we've got updates on all eight winners of "Project Runway" and what they're up to on the fashion scene.

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Project Runway Past Winners Updates

Flip through our "Project Runway" Winners: Where Are They Now? photo gallery to find out what Jay McCarroll, Chloe Dao, Jeffrey Sebelia, Christian Siriano, Leanne Marshall, Irina Shabayeva, Seth Aaron Henderson and Gretchen Jones have been up to since they showed at New York Fashion Week and wowed the world.

Who is your favorite "Project Runway" winner?