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Project Runway Season 9: Whose Runway Collection Was Your Favorite?

Sep 13 2011 - 3:18am

The season nine contestants of Project Runway battled it out on the runway this weekend, each showing their Spring collections for judges Heidi Klum [1], Michael Kors [2], Nina Garcia, and designer extraordinaire L'Wren Scott. From floaty tribal-inspired dresses to sleek, minimalistic separates, the designers proved that they can hang at the tents with the big boys and show the judges, fashion critics, and watching world what they're made of. Click through to see each contestant's final projects, and cast your vote at the end for your favorite show!

Anthony Ryan Auld

Anthony has said that his favorite designers are Marc Jacobs [3], Alexander McQueen [4], and Karl Lagerfeld — he's also stated that he hates shiny fabrics and glittery clothes. Click through the next 10 slides to see his futuristic-chic collection.

Anthony Ryan Auld

Anthony Ryan Auld

Anthony Ryan Auld

Anthony Ryan Auld

Anthony Ryan Auld

Anthony Ryan Auld

Anthony Ryan Auld

Anthony Ryan Auld

Anthony Ryan Auld

Anthony Ryan Auld

Anya Ayoung Chee

Anya, a Parsons grad and former beauty queen, showed a Caribbean-inspired collection full of bold prints, wispy fabrics, and sexy necklines. Click through to see each of her looks.

Anya Ayoung Chee

Anya Ayoung Chee

Anya Ayoung Chee

Anya Ayoung Chee

Anya Ayoung Chee

Anya Ayoung Chee

Anya Ayoung Chee

Anya Ayoung Chee

Anya Ayoung Chee

Anya Ayoung Chee

Bert Keeter

Bert has said that his favorite designer is Yves Saint Laurent [5] and that he'd love to make a gown for Oprah Winfrey [6]. Check out his sleek, minimalistic collection; we think Oprah may very well be calling him soon!

Bert Keeter

Bert Keeter

Bert Keeter

Bert Keeter

Bert Keeter

Bert Keeter

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Bert Keeter

Bert Keeter

Bert Keeter

Bryce Black

Bryce is an Art Institute of Portland graduate whose style icon is Lady Gaga [7]. The designer showed a stark, impeccably tailored collection of sheath dresses and separates with leather accents.

Bryce Black

Bryce Black

Bryce Black

Bryce Black

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Bryce Black

Bryce Black

Bryce Black

Bryce Black

Bryce Black

Joshua McKinley

Joshua graduated from FIT and Polimoda in Florence, Italy. He has stated that he "loves working with neoprene and leather," and his runway collection was a great representation of both. Click through to see all of the looks.

Joshua McKinley

Joshua McKinley

Joshua McKinley

Joshua McKinley

Joshua McKinley

Joshua McKinley

Joshua McKinley

Joshua McKinley

Joshua McKinley

Joshua McKinley

Kimberly Goldson

Kimberly is a self-taught designer who is inspired by Marchesa [8], Oscar de la Renta [9], and fellow Project Runway contestant Christian Siriano. Her collection was full of bold, sequined separates that were styled up for the everyday woman.

Kimberly Goldson

Kimberly Goldson

Kimberly Goldson

Kimberly Goldson

Kimberly Goldson

Kimberly Goldson

Kimberly Goldson

Kimberly Goldson

Kimberly Goldson

Kimberly Goldson

Laura Kathleen

Blond bombshell Laura Kathleen started sewing when she was 8 years old. Her favorite designers are Balenciaga [10] and Christopher Bailey. Her collection was full of sexy, youthful, day-to-evening looks. Click through to see them all.

Laura Kathleen

Laura Kathleen

Laura Kathleen

Laura Kathleen

Laura Kathleen

Laura Kathleen

Laura Kathleen

Laura Kathleen

Laura Kathleen

Olivier Green

Olivier attended design school in both London and Milan and has been working in the industry since graduation. Out of the nine contestants on the runway, Olivier seemed to have the most cohesive look to his collection. Click through to check out his sleek, space-age leather looks.

Olivier Green

Olivier Green

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Olivier Green

Olivier Green

Olivier Green

Olivier Green

Olivier Green

Olivier Green

Olivier Green

Viktor Luna

For someone whose biggest fashion icons are Daphne Guinness and Bjork, Viktor's runway collection was surprisingly wearable. He showed slim-fitting gowns, leather hot shorts, and lace peekaboo blouses. See Viktor's looks now, then cast your vote at the end of the slideshow!

Viktor Luna

Viktor Luna

Viktor Luna

Viktor Luna

Viktor Luna

Viktor Luna

Viktor Luna

Viktor Luna

Viktor Luna

Viktor Luna

Whose Project Runway Collection Was Your Favorite?

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