This week, we started a brand-new feature called Style Battle and kicked it off with Whitney Port vs. Olivia Palermo! Now, with Project Runway's finale tonight, we thought it would be fun to pin Heidi Klum and Nina Garcia against one another. But don't worry, it's merely a friendly style competition — the sassy Heidi against the sophisticated Nina. Just click through to see the fashionistas go head to head in their most Fab outfits, then vote for your favorite at the end. It's on!
Tonight wraps up yet another season of Project Runway, as three more designers vie for the title at New York Fashion Week, while Jessica Simpson sits in as the special guest judge. Gretchen, Mondo, and Andy will present their looks to the discerning fashion elite, and their collections are sure to be as different as the contestants themselves.
Gretchen started the season off strong, but her attitude and more "Earth Mother" aesthetic haven't gone over well with the judges as of late. Mondo is more of a risk taker — but could his collection be too over-the-top? And then there's Andy, who falls somewhere in the middle. I'll be curious to see who receives the judges' final stamp of approval, but who gets your vote?
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But for contestant Mondo Guerra, teching out on the show turned into a life-changing experience in last week's HP Challenge episode. Like last season, the designers had to create a fabric based on a family memory using HP TouchSmart PCs. When they entered the room, the large PCs were loaded with photos of the designers' families on the TouchSmart's completely customizable interface, allowing the user to drag photos around the screen, add notes, and more.
I had a chance to speak with Mondo, the winner of the challenge, whose plus design was a workroom favorite but had some of the other designers curious as to his inspiration. It came as a huge shock when he revealed during judging that he has been HIV-positive for 10 years.
Find out what he had to say about using the technology to design and what his big reveal was like after the break.
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Heidi Klum was the mistress of ceremonies this morning as the remaining 10 designers from the eighth season of Project Runway showed complete collections during Fashion Week. It was a little hectic navigating the new space at Lincoln Center, but the show began close to the 9:45 scheduled start time — first, though, attendees were in for a surprise with special guest judge Jessica Simpson, who took a break from promoting her own new clothes to judge those of the contestants. Joining her were Heidi, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors, and special guests like Jordin Sparks and Harvey Weinstein.
Only three of the 10 designers who showed today are still in the running, and I'd make an educated guess as to who they are. Ivy Higa, who showed a Hawaiian-inspired collection of beachy dresses, was among the best, as was Christopher Collins with his well-cut patterned separates. Finally, Michael Drummond presented a collection inspired by "Rothko, x-rays, and underwear" that managed to be edgy and sophisticated at the same. We won't know who wins until the finale later this year, but click through below to see the contestants' designs and make sure to stay tuned to Pop, Fab, and Bella for all the latest from NYC!
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Jessica Simpson is revealed as the surprise guest judge on Project Runway at a fashion show in NYC.
I was hooked on the last season of Project Runway, not only because of its geeky additions, but also for the fashion! I'm a girl who loves fabrics and style as much as I love my tech, so I was excited to hear that last season's winner, Seth Aaron, would be presenting his new solar-inspired collection at Portland's Fashion Week today.
Influenced by SolarWorld's sleek panels and its Hillsboro, OR, HQ, Seth designed a new, futuristic take on the LBD. But it's not just Seth who's got solar on the brain. "Solar is the New Black" is the theme for this year's Portland Fashion Week, and all of the designers' collections will be seen on models who will walk a solar panel-laced catwalk.