Project Runway

Season 3 Episode 0

Road to Runway: Season 3 - Casting Special

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jul 12, 2006 on Lifetime



  • Trivia

    • We learned that this was Malan's third tryout for the show. He didn't make it the first season, and in the second he was selected but turned the opportunity down. Tim Gunn was very surprised to see him a third time, but felt that Malan had the necessary talent for the show, and he was selected.

    • For his tryout Michael Knight created outfits that were based on challenges of previous seasons of Project Runway. It was our first look at how thoughful Michael was about this competition, but it didn't win him any points with the judges, since they wanted to see what HE created on his own.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Tim gratefully credits Chloe Dao for Michael's inclusion in this season's cast of designers. Tim wasn't sure if Michael had what it took, but Chloe told Tim that she saw real potential in him, and persuaded Tim that they should give Michael his chance.

    • In his blog, Tim says that often all they had time to tell a designer that wasn't up to par was, "This isn't what we're looking for. Thank you." The panel's in-and-out record was 17 seconds, though some tried to argue when they were told that they had no hope of being accepted for the show.

    • The New Desingners Are:
      Alison, 25, Brooklyn, NY
      Angela, 33, Amesville, OH
      Bonnie, 31, San Diego, CA
      Bradley, 32, Los Angeles, CA
      Jeffrey, 36, Los Angeles, CA
      Katherine, 25, Minneapolis, MN
      Kayne, 27, Norman, OK
      Keith, 34, New York, NY
      Laura, 42, New York, NY
      Malan, 33, Long Island City, NY
      Michael, 28, Atlanta, GA
      Robert, 37, Los Angeles, CA
      Stacey, 40, San Francisco,CA
      Uli, 35, Miami Beach, FL
      Vincent, 49, Santa Monica, CA

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