After a bumpy start to New York Fashion Week the designers are asked to step up their game. Guest judge, fashion designer L'Wren Scott will be on the final judging panel.
Four designers are preparing a collection for New York Fashion Week and Tim Gunn pays them a visit to check on their progress.
Coming closer to the Finale the judges want the designers to create a mini collection. Zoe Saldana is a guest judge.
The six remaining designers will be judged head-to-head, if they are in the top group or in the bottom group. In the L'Oreal challenge exotic birds will serve as their inspiration.
The seven remaining designers have to create looks inspired by the fashion of the seventies.
For this challenge the designers will be working with male clientele and have to create looks for their wives or girl friends by taking directions from the men.
The top ten designers are divided into two teams and will search for inspiration in the city with HP Video Cameras. They will have to create their own fabrics and design a cohesive collection as a team.
The designers are paired with students of Harlem School of the Arts. They have to create a piece of art, which also should inspire them for their next garment. Kenneth Cole is the guest judge.
Twelve designers are divided into four teams of three. To determine the team captain the designers have to run one tour on an indoor track. The top four runners will be the team captains.
The designers have to create an outfit for a very special customer, namely for Nina Garcia.
The designers will work in teams of two to create looks larger than life. Their creations will be worn by professional stilt walkers in an first ever outdoor runway walk.
The designers will work with unconventional materials bought from a pet shop. They can use everything from bird seed to hamster bedding and training pads.
Project Runway Season 9 premieres with record-setting 20 talented designers. But only sixteen will get one of the spots to be on the show. Once the sixteen designers are chosen, they will be awaken at the crack of dawn with one of the toughest first challenges in the series' history.
Tim Gunn gives his unedited insights on the season and the secrets of the season.
This episode aired prior to the season 9 premiere and shows the casting process of the designers of season 9.