Nina Garcia did for FIT's 2010 commencement. I wore a fun brooch and snappy shoes when I graduated from FIT circa '02; aw, memories . . .
After a season full of surprises, Project Runway season seven has come to an end. I will thoroughly miss seeing the work of those talented designers, and hearing the funny — and sometimes not-so-funny — comments from the judges. Let's go back in time to February at New York Fashion Week Fall 2010 and check out the 10-piece collections of the top three: Emilio, Mila, and Seth Aaron. Here are the eveningwear looks — can you guess whose is whose? Congratulations to Project Runway season seven winner: Seth Aaron!
The end of Project Runway is near; do you agree with who's going to Fashion Week? Next week, we'll find out who wins the entire competition. For now, let's get to know the top three: Seth Aaron, Mila, and Emilio. They're undoubtedly talented, have unique vision, and sew flawlessly. Enter to learn everything from their design influences to dream celeb clients.
If you're interested in taking part in Project Runway Season Eight, apply here! The deadline is April 22.
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As Heidi Klum said last night on Project Runway: and then there were five. This was the final challenge before Bryant Park, and the designers were asked to create garments inspired by the circus. One important stipulation? The outfit had to look high-end, not costume-like. As you can see, most incorporated stripes, reds, and blacks, except Anthony, who worked with blue. The judges applauded Seth Aaron and Emilio's work, but which circus-inspired outfit do you think is most Fab? Don't forget to join our Project Runway Fanatics group!Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.com
Last night was a first for Project Runway: the designers got to create their own fabric. How cool is that? They were each given an HP TouchSmart PC to help with the process. In the end, the judges were particularly impressed by Seth Aaron's whimsical big-lips print. Were you? Do you agree with the winner and loser? Click through to see all the prints, then vote on whose was most Fab. Be sure to join our Project Runway Fanatics group!
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Last night's Project Runway was all about New York City. The designers were paired up, then asked to create two looks — one day, one night — inspired by an NYC neighborhood. Chinatown, the Upper East Side, the East Village, and Harlem were the designated spots. Two groups did exceptionally well, including Anthony and Maya (left), but two tanked. Do you agree with the winner and loser? Check out each pair's day and night look, then vote on your favorite.
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Jay Nicolas Sario is proving to be quite the competitor on Project Runway. Last night, San Francisco's own had his second victory for the Hard Wear challenge. Do you agree with the winner and loser? His first win proved he's legit, and now he's further solidified his place in the competition. We had a quick chat with the designer about why he chose a garbage bag, which judge's approval he seeks most, and who his biggest competition is.
Why did you choose garbage bags over anything else?
I chose the garbage bags for no reason. All the designers were not able to sketch a design concept before going to the hardware store, so it was challenging to pick items that I had no idea what to make of. I was not in favor of the garbage bags in the beginning due to the fact that it can almost be used as a fabric, and this was a challenge that pertained to "innovation," but I still kept them just in case. My design organically came together as I worked with the materials I found and that includes a drywall self-adhesive mesh tape that I utilized to give the garbage bags structure and leather like texture. As a finishing touch, I used Gapers tape to add color onto the entire look.
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Last night Heidi Klum was back on the catwalk in NYC strutting her stuff for a good cause, but today she was joined by judges Nina Garcia, Michael Kors, and special guest Faith Hill for the Project Runway show. New York Fashion Week is kicking into high gear, and this morning's show created a ton of buzz among fashion followers — 10 contestants walked their designs down the catwalk this year, and if you want to be spoiled, check out the looks from the show here! You were happy with last night's winning look, but fans will have to wait until next month to find out which designer takes home the title. Don't forget to keep up with all the latest fashion and beauty coverage from NYFW with Bella and Fab.
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The latest Project Runway challenge was one of the biggest in its history, in terms of the reward and pressure. The designers were asked to create a cover look for Marie Claire's April issue. And the cover model? Heidi Klum! As you can imagine, the work room turned completely quiet as the contestants worked nonstop to finish their magazine-worthy looks. Most did good, a couple drowned, but funny guy Anthony took the crown for his punchy one-shouldered blue minidress. All the judges, including guest judge and editor of the magazine Joanna Coles, loved it. Did you?Source
Vanessa Paradis played host at last night's special dinner celebrating Chanel's new Rouge Coco de Chanel lipsticks. Kate Bosworth also put on one of Karl Lagerfeld's designs for the event, which brought out a crowd including Rachel Zoe, Nina Garcia, and more. The attendees are gearing up for Fashion Week, which starts tomorrow, but Vanessa and Kate had love on the mind before Valentine's Day. Vanessa made a rare comment on her longtime love, Johnny Depp, saying, "I like him very much in all terms and every sense of the way . . . He makes me happy. We are many things — we are together and, in a way, one person."
Kate, meanwhile, was all about her own guy, Alexander Skarsgard, despite arriving at the bash with socialite and Born Rich director Jamie Johnson. "We are very good friends," she said of Alex. "He's a wonderful, wonderful man. I adore him." The stylish crowd moved on after their meal to the club Good Units for Interview magazine's 40th anniversary party, where Kate was spotted letting loose with Vogue writer Derek Blasberg as Chloe Sevigny, Mary-Kate Olsen, and her boyfriend Nate Lowman danced nearby.
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