Project Runway

Design for the Red Carpet

Season 1, Ep 9, Aired 2/9/05
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  • Episode Description
  • This is the last challenge to pick the three finalists to compete at the New York Fashion Week. The four remaining designers left are tasked with designing an outfit for Nancy O'Dell, host of Access Hollywood.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Heidi Klum

    Host/Judge

  • Michael Kors

    Judge

  • Kara Saun

    Season 1 Designer

  • Nina Garcia

    Judge

  • Austin Scarlett

    Season 1 Designer

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Wendy: I prefer the 'final one' to be 'Wendy', so that I can look at Kara Saun in my rearview window.

    • Wendy: The pressures of the competition propelled me in sort of odd directions.

    • Heidi Klum: (to Jay as he chooses his model) Your last model was supposed to be Julia, but then it ended up being Austin. Austin: Please pick me again, Jay! Jay: Sorry Austin, but I think for this Challenge I'm going to, um, go against the grain and follow my heart and pick Julia again. Julia: I love you!

    • Jay: I came into this, you know, 'I'm just personality, I'm here to lose', you know. It's turned into a whole different game throughout this process and I've found my inner competitor.

    • Jay: Argghhhh. I was grossed out when Wendy came behind the thing. She just had that face, and you think for the last challenge Wendy, you could have put lipstick on. That was the first thing I thought.

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    Notes (6)

    • The guest judge was Nancy O'Dell, co-host of Access Hollywood.

    • Austin was the 9th designer eliminated.

    • Wendy was the winner of the challenge.

    • The Challenge: Design a dress for the Grammys.

    • Robert makes a surprise visit to act as "technical support".

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    Trivia (1)

    • Rob, who was eliminated last episode, left a message on the blackboard of Austin and Jay's apartment, which read, "You guys are still in for a great reason... to make it to the final three! Make your straight pal proud! Kick ass! You guys deserve it!

    Allusions (2)

    • Austin: (on the way to Michael Kors' studio) I feel like we're on our way to see, like, the Wizard of Oz.
      The Wizard of Oz is a character from the book of the same name by L. Frank Baum, and later made into the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland.

    • Tim Gunn: You're thinking mixed textures? Okay. It's very Miyake. Issey Miyake is a Japanese fashion designer known for his technology-driven clothing designs, and in 1993 he created a new technique called garment pleating.

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