Project Runway : Season 1

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Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8

Critic Reviews

  1. St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Jun 21, 2013
    Every step of the way, "Project Runway" gets it right. ... The process of creating a piece of clothing, an outfit or a whole line turns out to be riveting, even for those who aren't particularly interested in fashion. [10 Feb 2005]
  2. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jun 21, 2013
    The most refreshing thing about "Runway" is that it's not just a forum for "Survivor"-style cattiness or "Apprentice"-style trumped-up tasks. ... The beauty of "Runway" is the contestants on this win-your-own-fashion-business show have real skills. [5 Jan 2005]
  3. San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    Reviewed by: Charlie McCollum
    Jun 21, 2013
    Addictive. [1 Dec 2004]
  4. Reviewed by: Amanda Fortini
    Jun 21, 2013
    However sensationally the show has been marketed, it focuses, like the designers, on the work itself-which, perhaps surprisingly, is as riveting as the few catfights.
  5. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jun 21, 2013
    Somehow the show ... works despite the unpersonality of supermodel Heidi Klum, whose delivery is flatter than Kate Moss' chest. ... But it's not about the host ... What makes "Project Runway" a winner is the contestants themselves. They have just the right mix of humility, arrogance, talent, lack of it, need, greed, drive and creativity to make their quests riveting. [30 Nov 2004]
  6. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jun 21, 2013
    This new Bravo series is definitely in, if you find amusement in fierce fashionistas and extravagant clothing that only skeletal models will ever wear. [1 Dec 2004]
  7. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Jun 21, 2013
    A lot less dreadful, and more imaginative, than it sounds. ... Oddly, and disappointingly, the runway portion of the episode is rushed - the dresses don't get enough screen time to register fully. [1 Dec 2004]
  8. Los Angeles Times
    Reviewed by: Paul Brownfield
    Jun 21, 2013
    "Project Runway" treats the contestants, the majority of whom are either from New York or Los Angeles and in their 20s, with an air of contempt and condescension. [30 Nov 2004]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Dec 25, 2012
    Welcome in the selfish, materialistic world of fashion designers and other fashion dictators. I would rather watch paint dry than Heidi andWelcome in the selfish, materialistic world of fashion designers and other fashion dictators. I would rather watch paint dry than Heidi and her toe-lickers... These people smile into each others face, while stabbing each other in the back. Full Review »