Saturday, April 24, 2010

Project Runway Winners

So, season 7 of Project Runway just ended and Seth Aaron won! Yay! I starting thinking about the past winners, so I looked everyone up and here's a little reminder of who they were and what their collections looked like.

Season 1
Jay McCarroll! I love Jay and his work. He's from the same area of Pennsylvania that I am, so he automatically holds a special place in my heart. His Project Runway collection was filled with knits, patchwork, color, and volume. Each piece also had matching headphones, which was genius. He now has a label and an online boutique- The Colony. I heart him.

Season 2
Season 2's winner was Chloe Dao. Her collection was beautiful, but I remember that she wasn't my favorite from the season. That was the season with designer Santino Rice and I was on the "Hate to Love Him" Team. (Side note: I love that Santino is still on TV. Woohoo Ru Paul's Drag Race!) Chloe's shapes were gorgeous and I loved how feminine the collection was. She now has several lines and numerous stores- Dao Chloe Dao.

Season 3
Jeffrey Sebelia! He was my fav season 3. He was the first tattooed, punk designer on Project Runway. His designs were bold but also soft and girlie. They were also rich in details (he used zippers everywhere). He has a label- Cosa Nostra.

Season 4
Season 4's winner was Christian Siriano, and his personality is pretty much perfectly summed up in this photo of him with Project Runway host, Heidi Klum. He was ridiculous, fun, and left his biggest mark by coining the term, "That's fierce." His collection was beautiful, though not one of my favorites from the winners. He now has several collections and lines- Christian V Siriano.

Season 5
Leanne Marshall can be summed up in one word: adorable. Her Project Runway collection was adorable (and extremely well crafted), her work since is adorable, and she herself is adorable. Even her website name, Leanimal, is adorable. How could you not love her?

(It's really odd to see her like this- without the glasses and her hair all over the place)

Season 6
Season 6's winner was Irina Shabayeva. Irina was a bitch for the majority of the season, and I wasn't thrilled that she won, however I will say that her collection was awesome. The hats and the mood that they set for the outfits were spectacular. You can see the rest of her collections at Irina

Season 7
And finally, Seth Aaron Henderson won the latest season of Project Runway. His work plays with punk designs and ideas, but it is still refined and fresh. With it being less than 2 weeks since his win has been public he doesn't have any sort of website besides what Lifetime TV channel's website has on him. (BTW, I hate how Lifetime has turned Project Runway into a gimmick. I don't need a portfolio of photos of Seth's family right next to a portfolio of his work- please keep them separate, Lifetime. Not everything in life needs to be a soap opera.)

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