Project Runway (season 5)

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Project Runway (season 5)
Season5Cast.jpg
Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia, and Michael Kors, along with season 5 contestants
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes14
Broadcast
Original channelBravo
Original runJuly 16, 2008 – October 15, 2008
Additional information
WinnerLeanne Marshall
No. of tasks13
No. of designers16
All-StarsJerell Scott
Kenley Collins
All-Stars 2Stephen "Suede" Baum
All-Stars 3Korto Momolu
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Project Runway (season 5)
Season5Cast.jpg
Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia, and Michael Kors, along with season 5 contestants
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes14
Broadcast
Original channelBravo
Original runJuly 16, 2008 – October 15, 2008
Additional information
WinnerLeanne Marshall
No. of tasks13
No. of designers16
All-StarsJerell Scott
Kenley Collins
All-Stars 2Stephen "Suede" Baum
All-Stars 3Korto Momolu
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 4
Next →
Season 6

Project Runway season 5 began filming the first week of June 2008 and premiered July 16, 2008 at 9:00 p.m.[1] It was the final season of Project Runway that aired on Bravo. Subsequent seasons were shown on Lifetime.[2]

Returning as judges were supermodel Heidi Klum, fashion designer Michael Kors, and Elle editor-at-large Nina Garcia. Tim Gunn returned as a mentor to the designers.

The final four designers all produced collections for Bryant Park Fashion Week.[3] The winner of this season of Project Runway, Leanne Marshall, received an editorial feature in an issue of Elle magazine, a cash prize of $100,000 from TRESemmé hair care to start her own line, the opportunity to sell a fashion line on Bluefly.com, and a new 2009 Saturn Vue automobile.

Jerell Scott and Kenley Collins later appeared in Project Runway: All Stars in 2012, with Jerell coming 5th, and Kenley 4th. Stephen "Suede" Baum, in the same year, competed in the second season of the All Stars edition placing 11th out of 13.

Contestants[edit]

Designers[edit]

The 16 designers in season 5 were (in order of elimination):

ContestantAgeHometownPlace Finished
Jerry Tam32Butte, MT16th
Wesley Nault23Blackstone, MA15th
Emily Brandle27Sacramento, CA14th
Jennifer Diederich27East Syracuse, NY13th
Kelli Martin27Columbus, OH12th
Daniel Feld25Great Barrington, MA11th
Keith Bryce26Salt Lake City, UT10th
Stella Zotis42Astoria, NY9th
Blayne Walsh23Yakima, WA8th
Terri Stevens39Chicago, IL7th
Joe Faris41Troy, MI6th
Stephen "Suede" Baum37Seven Hills, OH5th
Jerell Scott28Houston, TX4th
Kenley Collins25New York, NY3rd
Korto Momolu33Monrovia, LiberiaRunner-up
Leanne Marshall27Portland, ORWinner

Models[edit]

The 16 models in season 5 are (in order of elimination):

ContestantAgeHometownPlace Finished
Janine Bell24Maryland16th
Runa Lucienne19Ohio15th (Quit)
Leslie Manzano19New Hartford, New York14th
Alex Arace24New Jersey13th
Shannone Holt21Brooklyn, New York12th (Quit)
Elena Abete19Austin, Texas11th
Alyssa Aparicio18Bronx, New York10th
Kendall Hightower19Houston, Texas9th
Polina FrantsenaN/ABoston, Massachusetts8th
Karalyn West21Columbus, Ohio7th
Germaine Volorioz27New Jersey6th
Xaviera Tytler22Phoenix, Arizona5th
Nicole Zaager20New York, New York4th
Topacio Pena22Dominican Republic3rd
Katarina Munez20New JerseyRunner-up
Tia Shipman21MarylandWinner

Challenges[edit]

Designer elimination chart
Designers121345267839410111251314Episodes
LeanneINLOWHIGHINLOWINWINWINHIGHLOWLOWHIGHADVWINNER14 - Finale
KortoHIGHLOWINWININHIGHHIGHHIGHHIGHHIGHWINLOWADVRUNNER-UP
KenleyINHIGHWININHIGHININHIGHLOWHIGHLOWLOWADV3RD PLACE
JerellINININLOWHIGHLOWHIGHINWINWINHIGHWINOUT12 - Nature Calls
SuedeINWININININININLOWLOWLOWOUT11 - Rock N' Runway
JoeINININHIGHINWININLOWHIGHOUT10 - Transformation
TerriININHIGHHIGHINHIGHININOUT9 - What's Your Sign?
BlayneLOWINININLOWINLOWINOUT
StellaLOWHIGHININHIGHINLOWOUT8 - Double 0 Fashion
KeithININLOWINWINLOWOUT7 - Fashion That Drives You
DanielHIGHININLOWLOWOUT6 - Good Queen Fun
KelliWININININOUT5 - Welcome To The Jungle
JenniferININLOWOUT4 - Rings of Glory
EmilyININOUT3 - Bright Lights/Big City
WesleyINOUT2 - The Grass Is Always Greener
JerryOUT1 - Let's Start from the Beginning
     The designer won Project Runway Season 5.
     The designer won that challenge.
     Teal background and ADV means the designer was advanced to Fashion Week.
     The designer came in second but did not win the challenge.
     The designer had one of the highest scores for that challenge, but did not win.
     The designer had one of the lowest scores for that challenge, but was not eliminated.
     The designer was in the bottom two, but was not eliminated.
     The designer lost and was out of the competition.
Model elimination chart
Contestants123456789101131213414
TiaSUSUSUSUSUSUSUSUSUSULMLMLMWINNER
KatarinaKTKTKTKTKTKTKTKTKTKTKTKTKTOUT
TopacioJDJFJFJFJFJFJFJFJFJFKCKCKCOUT
NicoleJTJSJSJSJSJSJSJSJSJSJSJSJSOUT
XavieraTSTSTSTSTSTSTSTSTS-SUOUT
GermaineKLKLKLKLKL-KC2KCKCKCOUT
KaralynLMLMLMLMLMLMLMLMLMLMOUT
PolinaBWBWBWBWBWBWBWBWBW-OUT
KendallSZSZSZSZSZSZSZSZOUT
AlyssaWNWNKB1KBKBKBKBOUT
ElenaDFDFDFDFDFDFOUT
ShannoneKCKCKCKCKCKCWD2
AlexJSJDJDJDOUT
LeslieEBEBEBOUT
RunaKBKBWD1
BellJFOUT
     Light green background means the model won Project Runway.
     Blue background means the model wore the winning design that challenge.
     Red background means the model wore the losing design that challenge.
     Grey background means the model was eliminated.
     The model was brought back into the competition.
     The model withdrew from the competition.

Designer legend


Episodes[edit]

Episode 1: Let's Start from the Beginning[edit]

Repeating the first challenge on Season 1 of Project Runway, the designers were asked to create a look using only materials purchased from a Gristedes grocery store. The designers were given 30 minutes and $75 to shop for items, and then one day to complete the outfit. Most designers were criticized by mentor Tim Gunn for utilizing fabric-substitutes such as tablecloths in their looks, which wasn't what the challenge was about. The winner received immunity for the next challenge.

Episode 2: Grass Is Always Greener[edit]

The designers were asked to create a cocktail dress with their models as their clients. They were asked to use environmentally friendly or conscious fabrics from Mood, with their models doing the fabric selections without their consultations. They were given $75 and one day to finish their garments. The winner did not receive immunity, but did get to sell their garment on Bluefly.

Episode 3: Bright Lights/Big City[edit]

The designers were tasked to create a look of their choice inspired by the vibrant nightlife of New York City. Tim Gunn drove the designers around the city via a sightseeing tour bus, then provided them with digital cameras to take photographs of their inspiration. Four groups of designers were dropped off at different stops and had an hour to take their photos. They were given $100 and one day to complete their design. The winner received immunity for the next challenge.

The four groups and their assigned stopovers are as follows:

Episode 4: Rings of Glory[edit]

The designers were brought to the Armory Track and Field Training Center by their mentor, Tim Gunn, and were introduced to U.S. Olympian and speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno. Their next challenge was to design a womenswear look for the 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies. They were given 30 minutes to sketch and draw inspiration from the National Track and Field Museum, after which they were given $150 and one day to complete their designs. The winner received immunity for the next challenge.

Episode 5: Welcome to the Jungle[edit]

Working in teams of two, designers were asked to make an outfit that could transition from day to night for Brooke Shields's character Wendy Healy on the television show Lipstick Jungle. The winning design was to be worn by Brooke Shields on Season 2 of Lipstick Jungle. Each team was given a budget of $150 and one day to complete their designs. After sketching individually for 30 minutes and pitching their ideas to Shields, six designers were picked by Brooke as team leaders (team leaders shown in bold below). The team leaders were picked in a random order and selected a teammate.

  • Blayne and Leanne
  • Keith and Kenley
  • Terri and Suede
  • Korto and Joe
  • Kelli and Daniel
  • Jerell and Stella

The winner did not receive immunity for the next challenge.

Episode 6: Good Queen Fun[edit]

The designers were asked to make an outfit for a drag queen. Chris March of Season 4 made a guest appearance to deliver the challenge. The designers were picked at random to select which drag queen to work with. They were given $200 to shop for supplies and two days to complete their designs. The winner received immunity for the next challenge. The designers' models were not used in this challenge.

Designers and Drag Queens:

Episode 7: Fashion That Drives You[edit]

The designers were required to make an outfit made entirely out of the spare parts and raw materials from a Saturn hybrid car. They were told to walk to 142 West 31st Street in Manhattan. After taking an elevator to the roof of the building, they were instructed to collect as much of the recycled car parts from within the parked Saturn vehicles. They had four minutes to collect the materials and one day to complete their outfits. The winner received immunity for the next challenge.

Episode 8: Double 0 Fashion[edit]

The designers were taken to the Meatpacking District and brought to the offices and design showroom of living fashion legend and current CFDA president, designer Diane von Fürstenberg. Their challenge was to create a look for her Fall 2008 collection inspired by the movie A Foreign Affair, starring screen legend Marlene Dietrich. They were given free rein and 15 minutes inside Diane von Fürstenberg's fabric sample room to select fabrics for their designs. The winning garment was produced in limited quantities and exclusively sold to American Express cardholders, with proceeds going to the CFDA Foundation. The winner did not receive immunity for the next challenge.

Episode 9: What's Your Sign?[edit]

The designers teamed up in pairs with eliminated designers to create an avant-garde garment around one of the two astrological signs of their group. They had one day and 8 hours to complete the look. The night before the runway, they were brought to the American Museum of Natural History in New York. There the designers were greeted with surprise guest appearances of former Project Runway designers and winners Kara Janx, Alison Kelly, Jay McCarroll, Robert Plotkin, Christian Siriano, Daniel Vosovic, & Carmen Webber, who all voted on a winning look. This episode featured a surprise double elimination & the winner no longer had the advantage of immunity going forward.

Teams:

Episode 10: Transformation[edit]

The designers were assigned recent college graduates and were given the task of giving them a fashion makeover to help them enter the workforce. Each designer was to gear their look to their client's specific profession, whilst keeping their style and pleasing both the clients and their mothers. The clients wore the outfits down the runway; the models were not used in this challenge.

Episode 11: Rock N' Runway[edit]

The designers were given the task of designing for each other. The looks were to be inspired by different genres of music. The designers wore their outfits down the runway; the models were not used for this challenge.

Teams (Designers names are in bold; genre applies to teammate):

Episode 12: Nature Calls[edit]

Drawing inspiration from nature, the remaining designers headed to the New York Botanical Garden to design an evening gown.

Episode 13: Finale, Part I[edit]

The designers were given the task, prior to leaving to create their collections, of creating a wedding dress for their collections. In addition to the wedding dress, they were judged on an 11th look, a bridesmaid dress to go with it. This is the first time that all of the finalists were of the same gender (female).

Episode 14: Finale, Part II[edit]

Prior to the runway show, the finalists, who each had twelve outfits ready for the runway, were informed that they would only be able to show ten, forcing last minute editing of their collections. The guest judge was originally scheduled to be Jennifer Lopez, but she was unable to participate due to a foot injury and was replaced by Tim Gunn. Following the presentation of all three collections, the judges stated that Leanne Marshall had created the best collection and named her the winner of Season 5 of Project Runway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ChicagoTribune.com Accessed on June 9, 2008
  2. ^ NYTimes.com Accessed on April 7, 2008
  3. ^ Advocate.com Accessed on September 12, 2008
  4. ^ International Business Times Accessed on September 12, 2008

External links[edit]

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Season 4
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Season 5
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