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  • Starring: Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, Kara Saun
  • Summary: Originally from the minds of the Bravo Network, supermodel Heidi Klum, and Elle Magazine comes Project Runway (a spinoff of the Emmy-nominated series Project Greenlight), an all-new behind-the-scene documentary series and competition set in the other most glamorous business in the world: the fashion industry. For the sixth season, cameras will roll for fourteen episodes as up-and-coming designers compete in weekly challenges and are given all the resources of a top designer to prepare a competitive runway show for the next New York Fall Fashion Week.Supermodel Heidi Klum co-developed the series and appears as one of the celebrity judges. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz of Project Greenlight serve as executive producers.In July 2006, the show began airing at 10PM, but by July 2008, the show returned to it's 9PM timeslot. Expand
  • Genre(s): Reality, Health & Lifestyle, Game Show
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Jun 21, 2013
    90
    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. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jun 21, 2013
    80
    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. Reviewed by: Amanda Fortini
    Jun 21, 2013
    80
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jun 21, 2013
    75
    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]
  5. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jun 21, 2013
    70
    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]
  6. Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Jun 21, 2013
    50
    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]
  7. Reviewed by: Paul Brownfield
    Jun 21, 2013
    30
    "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]

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Dec 25, 2012
    0
    Welcome 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. Collapse

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