Project Runway

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 01, 2004 on Lifetime



  • Trivia

    • Austin was the winner of the challenge. He gained immunity for the next challenge.

    • Daniel was the 1st designer eliminated.

    • Morgan, Kara Saun's model, was an hour late for her fitting, giving Kara only an hour to prepare her for the runway show. Her excuse- her mother, who usually wakes her up, was out of town. As a result of her irresponsibility, she was dropped by her agency.

    • None of the models were eliminated in this episode.

    • Daniel's goof was not doing more with his outfit. Even though he spent a lot of time perfecting it, in the end his design still resembled garbage bags and butcher paper.

  • Quotes

    • Robert: Wendy's great. I like to call her mom, cause she treats us like we're her kids, which is great.

    • Wendy: (shopping for the first challenge) I shop every day of my life. I have never approached a grocery store with fear.

    • Tim Gunn: There's a seduction about Daniel. When you're within three feet of him you get into his orbit, and you believe, but when you step back you look at what he's done and you ask yourself, 'What is that?!'

    • Daniel: If you believe in theatrics, then there are a lot of designers for you to choose from. However, you know, if you believe in honor, dignity, integrity... If you believe in artistic credence and if you believe in artistic honesty, and if you believ in following your bliss, then I'm Daniel Franco, and I'd like to wish you bliss.

    • Robert: Sports cars are like women. They're both sleek, sexy and extremely dangerous.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Daniel: (referring to his design) I'm imbuing the spirits of Picasso and Marcel DuChamp.

      Marcel DuChamp was a French-American artist associated with Surrealism and cubism.

      Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor, co-founder of cubism.

    • Daniel: (in a New York accent) Mary, you're hired!
      Daniel was pretending to be Donald Trump on his TV show The Apprentice.