The contestants compete with each other to create the best
clothes and are restricted in what?
A: Time, materials and theme.
The contestant’s designs are judged, and one or more
designers are what?
A: Eliminated each week.
During each season, selected competitors are progressively
A: Eliminated based on the judges' scores until only a few contestants remain.
The show won a Peabody Award in 2007 “for using the
"television reality contest" genre to do what?
A: Engage, inform, enlighten and entertain."
Each non-finale challenge, the scope of one episode,
requires the designers to develop one or more pieces of new clothing to be
presented at a what?
A: A runway show.
The challenges range in creative diversity to test the
These challenges may include creating a garment from
non-traditional materials, such as apartment furnishings as in season 3, or what
from season 2?
A: Plants and flowers.
The challenges can also be to design a garment for a famous
person, such as an actress like Brooke Shields, or what figure skater who
appeared on the show?
A: Sasha Cohen.
Some challenges are centered around a specialized what?
A: Theme such as "cocktail party", "wedding gown", "female wrestling outfit", or
Project Runway judges include whom?
A: Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, and Michael Kors.
Where did the show take place for Seasons One through Five?
A: In New York City.
Where did the designers use a workroom?
A: At The New School university's Parsons, The New School for Design.
Where do the contestants shop for materials?
A: At a fabric store in New York's Garment District, usually at MOOD Designer
During seasons 1-3, designers live together, grouped by
gender, at what apartment building near Parsons?
A: Atlas New York.
Along with the network change to Lifetime, the location
changed from New York City to where?
A: Los Angeles, California.
While on the show, the designers are prohibited from doing
A: Leaving the apartments without authorization, making unauthorized
communication with family or friends, or using the Internet to research designs.
Designers are also forbidden to bring what with them?
A: Pattern books or similar how-to materials.
The designers are given a budgeted stipend for what?
A: To select and purchase fabric and notions.
Once the deadline is reached, the designers must dress
their models and select their what?
A: Hair, make-up, and accessories.
Each model walks down the runway, and the garment the
contestant designed is what?
A: Rated by a panel of judges, who score each look in several categories.
The judges then interview the six remaining designers who
garnered the what?
A: Highest and the lowest scores (usually a top 3 and a bottom 3).
What does the winner typically receive?
A: Immunity for the next challenge, and therefore cannot be eliminated.
As the season progresses, immunity is eliminated during
later challenges to prevent what?
A: The designers from getting an easy pass to make it into the final round.
Usually the loser of each challenge is what?
A: Eliminated from the competition.
After the final challenge, the remaining three designers
are then told to prepare a what?
A: A complete fashion collection of twelve looks to be presented at New York
Fashion Week in Bryant Park.
The finalists are given 12 weeks and how much money for
this task, which they perform at their own homes or studios?