Project Runway

Season 5 Episode 8

Double 0 Fashion

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 03, 2008 on Lifetime



  • Trivia

    • The top designers were Korto, Kenley, and Leanne.

      The bottom designers were Stella, Joe, and Suede.

    • Stella was eliminated.

    • Leanne was declared the winner of the challenge and her design was made available to sell to American Express card members, and made by Diane herself. This marks her second win for the season, and the first time this season the someone has won twice in a row.

  • Quotes

    • Blayne: My first thought about a fashion legend is Mary Kate Olson. I want every challenge to be involved with Mary Kate. I want to marry Mary Kate, who doesn't? Besides Tim Gunn.

    • Suede: Suede would love to be a spy, but I'm fearful that my blue hair might give me away.

    • Leanne: Joe seems overly confident in his design. I don't know where this confidence is coming from honestly, to me it looks kind of like a cheap costume. I'm kind of surprised Joe's still here at this stage of the game.

  • Notes

    • According to Stylist Jeanie Syfu, Blayne keeps a piece of the materials he uses each week as memorabilia, and wears it as a bracelet during the runway show, including car parts from the previous challenge.

    • Tim says in his blog that the designer's went to Diane's shop on a Sunday, and that once they chose their fabrics they were given an additional $25 dollars to purchase necessities like thread, buttons and zippers. However, there was only one store open on Sunday, and they did not carry zippers or interfacing, causing major problems for some of the designers. Some of them were called out by the Judges for issues relating to this lack of zippers, and were told in no uncertain terms by Diane that she didn't want to hear any excuses in that regard. After all, as she pointed out, she made her reputation with a wrap dress that didn't have a zipper or buttons in it.

    • It was stated that part of the proceeds of the winning garments' special edition sold to American Express customers was to go to the CFDA Fund. CFDA is short for the Council of Fashion Designers of America, of which Diane von Furstenberg is President.

    • Tim says in his blog that while the designers had the full run of Ms. von Furstenberg's sample room for fabrics, each designer was limited to ten yards of fabric total. Diane would have generously allowed them to take as much as they wanted, but the producers wanted to use this limit to make them be more creative, as well as not to take advantage of her willingness to supply them.

  • Allusions

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