Project Catwalk

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Quotes (131)

  • Zoe: (Referring to the other designers) Obviously there is a lot of everyone, you know, being 'wa-hay' and 'la la' and all that sort of stuff. And ya think 'God how long ya gonna keep this up? Just be yourselves, for God sake!'

  • Ben: (To Zoe about her dress) This looks more like sex shop then garden party!

  • Shakeel: (who's gay, on the sleeping arrangements at the townhouse) I can share a bedroom with girls and boys and it doesn't make any difference, but hey, you are straight people. You have to be separated. That's what the Bible says.

  • Isabella Blow: (briefing the contestants) And if you give us something new and sexy, goodness knows what's going to happen, the world is your oyster.

  • Charity: (Christopher's model) Christopher and I have already had the 'no sandpaper bikini' discussion. Christopher: I'm overruled.

  • Kirsty: If Shakeel would have been straight he would have been the most creepiest guy I'd've ever met.

  • Rami: I'm not making a dress here, I'm making a space. I'm making a structure without a structure, basically.

  • Sushino: (while shopping at B & Q) God, I love shopping for manly things!

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Notes (46)

  • The top three contestants will get to show a collection at London Fashion Week. The winner of the competition will receive a cash prize courtesy of Styling Salon, a mentorship with Top Shop and a feature in Elle Magazine.

  • They work at the Fashion College Instituto Marangoni, which has schools in London and Milan. Former students include Domenico Dolce and Stephano Gabbana of Dolce & Gabbana.

  • Isabella Blow, this episode's Guest Judge, is famous for discovering new talent- she once bought Alexander McQueen's entire first collection. She is the fashion director for Tatler and consults with DuPont Lycra, Lacoste, and Swarovski.

  • The Guest Judges for this episode are the designing duo of Frost French, Sadie Frost and Jemima French. They have their own label, and are a favorite of Kate Moss, among others.

  • This week's Guest Judge is Steve Buck. He is the Managing Director of Barbour.

  • Kelly Osbourne is the daughter of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, and has released several of her own CDs. She has also begun her own fashion line, Stiletto Killers with her friend Ali Barone. She becomes the host of Project Catwalk in it's second season.

  • Canadian born Patrick Cox is one of Britain's finest shoe designers, with his own shop in London since 1991. He was named the Accessory Designer of the Year of the British Fashion Awards in both 1994 and 1995, among other awards.

  • The model Erika is still in the competition in spite of being the model used by the losing designer. Instead Caroline, the model who was assigned to Lesly for the last Challenge was eliminated.

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Trivia (96)

  • The designers are taken to shop for their materials at B & Q Warehouse, a garden and hardware store. They have a half of an hour to shop and a budget of 50 pounds. All they can use back at the studio are needles and thread.

  • Designer Renato Termenini celebrated his 33 birthday during the first day of the competition.

  • The winner of the first round is Kirsty Doyle.

  • Designer Rami Savapley is the first to be asked to leave the Catwalk.

  • Kirsty, as the winner of the first round, was given the choice of keeping the same model or switching with someone. She kept the same model, Lynsey. She was also allowed to switch two of the other contestants' models, and switched Shakeel's and Zoe's.

  • Matthew Bowkett gets his first win of the competition.

  • Zoe Hamilton-Peters is the second designer to be cut from the show.

  • Super-model Erin O'Connor pops in for a visit in the workroom to critique and give advice to the designers a few hours before their workday is over. She arrives wearing a vintage 1930s Barbour's outfit to inspire them.

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Allusions (33)

  • Sushino: (Referring to his model from Rwanda) We're going to have a great time, my little Nairobi Campbell, a distant cousin of Naomi. Naomi Campbell is a British supermodel. Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya, however.

  • Renato: (referring to the outfit he's wearing for the first Catwalk show) What's the guy in Miami Vice? Renato is going for the look of Sonny Crocket, played by Don Johnson of the tv show Miami Vice, but he's wearing all white, while Don Johnson wore some pastels under white.

  • Renato: (referring to Christopher's design) Have you seen your jacket? You've got a shirt that is a collar, you have a jacket that is like Count Dracula!
    Renato refers to the stereotypical movie version of the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. The quintessential Dracula was the 1931 version starring Bela Lugosi.

  • Kelly Osbourne: (to Christopher) I really like the idea of the tie if only it was attached 'cause I can't get that bad Britney look out of my head. Kelly is referring to Britney Spears' Catholic School girl look, which included a jacket and tie.

  • Kelly Osbourne: (to Marianne) My only thing is it's going to be really hard to pull this dress off without it looking a bit Cirque de Soleil. Cirque de Soleil is a new style circus that uses no animals, but instead combines elements of circus, opera, and ballet, with acrobatics, clowning, juggling, and feats of strength.

  • Linsey: (when she tries on the heavy blue veil provided by Renato) You know, I think I look like a bit of a Star Wars character.

    Costumes for Star Wars were very strong and shaped, not flowing as a bride's veil generally is.

  • Lisa: (on Gemma's design) I was thinking more Maid Marian, Fiona from Shrek, and now I've got Helen of Troy.
    Model/Client Lisa had wanted a dress with a medieval feel, suggested by Maid Marian of Robin Hood or Fiona of the movie Shrek but got one that looked to be inspired by the Grecian such as Helen of Troy might have worn.

  • Natalie Semence: (trying on Renato's design) I feel like I'm Heidi. Do you know Heidi?
    Renato: Yes, I love Heidi.
    Heidi is a Swiss girl in a book by the same name, written by Johanna Spyri. It was made into a movie also named Heidi starring Shirley Temple (1937).

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