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Project Runway Season 5
Season5Cast.jpg Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia, and Michael Kors, along with Project Runway Season 5 contestants
Winner Leanne Marshall
Original run July 16, 2008
– October 15, 2008
Filming dates
No. of episodes 14
No. of designers 16
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 to air on Bravo, due to purchase of the show by Lifetime.[2] It was also the last season filmed in New York City; season 6 was filmed in Los Angeles.

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 aspiring 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 brand new 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid.

Contents

Contestants

Designers

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

Contestant Age Hometown
Jerry Tam 32 Butte, Montana
Wesley Nault 23 Blackstone, Massachusetts
Emily Brandle 27 Sacramento, California
Jennifer Diederich 27 East Syracuse, New York
Kelli Martin 27 Columbus, Ohio
Daniel Feld 25 Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Keith Bryce 26 Salt Lake City, Utah
Stella Zotis 42 Astoria, New York
Blayne Walsh 23 Yakima, Washington
Terri Stevens 39 Chicago, Illinois
Joe Faris 41 Troy, Michigan
Stephen "Suede" Baum 37 Seven Hills, Ohio
Jerell Scott 28 Houston, Texas
Kenley Collins 25 New York, New York
Korto Momolu 33 Little Rock, Arkansas
Leanne Marshall (Winner) 27 Portland, Oregon

Models

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

Contestant Age Hometown
Janine Bell 24 Maryland
Runa Lucienne 19 Ohio
Leslie Manzano 19 New Hartford, New York
Alex Arace 24 New Jersey
Elena Abete 19 Austin, Texas
Shannone Holt 21 Brooklyn, New York
Alyssa Aparicio 18 Bronx, New York
Kendall Hightower 19 Houston, Texas
Germaine Volorioz 27 New Jersey
Karalyn West 21 Columbus, Ohio
Polina Frantsena N/A Boston, Massachusetts
Xaviera Tytler 22 Phoenix, Arizona [1]
Nicole Zaager 20 New York, New York
Topacio Pena 22 Dominican Republic
Katarina Munez 20 New Jersey
Tia Shipman (Winner) 21 [2] Maryland

Challenges

Designer elimination chart
Contestants 1 21 3 4 52 6 7 83 94 10 11 125 13 14 Episodes
Leanne IN LOW HIGH IN LOW IN WIN WIN HIGH LOW LOW HIGH HIGH WINNER 14 - Finale, Part 2
Korto HIGH LOW IN WIN IN HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH WIN LOW LOW OUT
Kenley IN HIGH WIN IN HIGH IN IN HIGH LOW HIGH LOW LOW HIGH OUT
Jerell IN IN IN LOW HIGH LOW HIGH IN WIN WIN HIGH WIN OUT 13 - Finale, Part 1
Suede IN WIN IN IN IN IN IN LOW LOW LOW OUT 11 - Rock N' Runway
Joe IN IN IN HIGH IN WIN IN LOW HIGH OUT 10 - Transformation
Terri IN IN HIGH HIGH IN HIGH IN IN OUT 9 - What's Your Sign?
Blayne LOW IN IN IN LOW IN LOW IN OUT
Stella LOW HIGH IN IN HIGH IN LOW OUT 8 - Double 0 Fashion
Keith IN IN LOW IN WIN LOW OUT 7 - Fashion That Drives You
Daniel HIGH IN IN LOW LOW OUT 6 - Good Queen Fun
Kelli WIN IN IN IN OUT 5 - Welcome To The Jungle
Jennifer IN IN LOW OUT 4 - Rings of Glory
Emily IN IN OUT 3 - Bright Lights/Big City
Wesley IN OUT 2 - The Grass Is Always Greener
Jerry OUT 1 - Let's Start from the Beginning
  • Note 1: Instead of winning immunity for this challenge, Suede's design was manufactured and sold on Bluefly.com.
  • Note 2: Instead of winning immunity for this challenge, Keith's design will be worn by Brooke Shields on the second season of Lipstick Jungle.
  • Note 3: Instead of winning immunity for this challenge, Leanne's design was manufactured and sold to American Express cardholders.
  • Note 4: From this challenge onward, immunity was no longer given to the winners of each challenge.
  • Note 5: All 4 of the remaining designers will create collections for New York Fashion Week, but only 3 designers will actually be showing their collections at Fashion Week.
     Green background and WINNER means the designer won Project Runway.
     Blue background and WIN means the designer won that challenge.
     Light blue background and HIGH means the designer had one of the highest scores for that challenge, but did not win.
     Pink background and LOW means the designer had one of the lowest scores for that challenge, but was not eliminated.
     Orange background and LOW means the designer was in the bottom two, but was not eliminated.
     Red background and OUT means the designer lost and was out of the competition.
     Cyan background and WIN means the designer won the challenge and a reward challenge.
Model elimination chart
Contestants 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 113 12 134 14
Tia IN WIN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN WINNER
Katarina IN IN IN WIN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Topacio IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Nicole IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN WIN IN IN WIN IN OUT
Xaviera IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Germaine WIN IN IN IN IN IN IN2 IN IN IN OUT
Karalyn IN IN IN IN IN IN WIN WIN IN IN OUT
Polina IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Kendall IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Alyssa IN IN IN1 IN IN IN IN OUT
Elena IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Shannone IN IN WIN IN WIN IN WD2
Alex IN IN IN IN OUT
Leslie IN IN IN OUT
Runa IN IN WD1
Bell IN OUT
  • Note 1: Alyssa was originally eliminated, but was brought back after Runa withdrew from the competition.
  • Note 2: Germaine was originally eliminated, but was brought back after Shannone withdrew from the competition.
  • Note 3: Due to the number of designers eliminated in the previous two episodes, the remaining designers were allowed to re-pick their models for this challenge.
  • Note 4: Karalyn, Shannone, Polina and Alex were used in this challenge to show off the designers' bridesmaid dresses. However, they will not be in contention for the finale win.
     Light green background and WIN means the model won Project Runway.
     Blue background and WIN means the model wore the winning design that challenge.
     Red background and IN means the model wore the losing design that challenge.
     Grey background and OUT means the model was eliminated.
     Grey background and IN means the model was originally eliminated but was brought back due to another model's withdrawal.
     Yellow and WD means the model withdrew from the competition.

Episode summary

Episode summaries are available on the official website of the series.[4]

Episode 1: Let's Start from the Beginning

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

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

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

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

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 will be worn by Brooke 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 thirty 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

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 they 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:

  • Blayne with Miss Understood
  • Daniel with Annida Greenkard
  • Jerrell with LeMay
  • Joe with Varla Jean Merman
  • Keith with Sherry Vine
  • Kenley with Farrah Moans
  • Korto with Sweetie
  • Leanne with Sharon Needles
  • Stella with Luisa Verde
  • Suede with Hedda Lettuce
  • Terri with Acid Betty

Episode 7: Fashion That Drives You

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

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 Furstenberg. 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 Furstenburg's fabric sample room to select fabrics for their designs. The winning garment will be 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?

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

The designers were assigned recent college graduates and are 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.

  • Judges: Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors
  • Guest judge: Cynthia Rowley
  • WINNER: Jerell
  • OUT: Joe
  • First Aired: September 17, 2008
  • Jerell is the Sixth person to win 2 challenges in a row behind Leanne also in season 5, Jeffrey and Michael from season 3, Daniel V. from season 2, and Kara from season 1.

Episode 11: Rock N' Runway

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

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

Episode 13: Finale Part I

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 are of the same gender (female).

Episode 14: Finale Part II

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 Five of Project Runway.

References

  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. ^ bravotv.com Accessed on July 16, 2008
  5. ^ International Business Times Accessed on September 12, 2008

External links

Contestants' official websites

Preceded by
Season 4
Project Runway
Season 5
Succeeded by
Season 6
Preceded by
Christian Siriano
Project Runway winner
Leanne Marshall
Succeeded by
Irina Shabayeva
Preceded by
Christian Siriano
Fan Favorite
Korto Momolu
Succeeded by
Christopher Straub







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