Casting Project Runway

Across five citiesNew York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, and AtlantaMC's editors vetted more than 400 designer hopefuls for Project Runway's 12th season.

Across five cities—New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, and Atlanta—MC's editors vetted more than 400 designer hopefuls for Project Runway's 12th season. Here, an up-close-and-personal look behind the scenes: the quirks, the characters, and the clothes.
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Casting Project Runway
A stunning safety pin creation.
Craig Stuart Eisenberg
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Casting Project Runway
Sea anemone or evening gown? Either way, this much look is never a good thing.
"MARVIN ORELLANA"
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Casting Project Runway
Chicago designer Stephen Curd specializes in mixed fabrics and an all-around androgynous look.
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Casting Project Runway
A dramatic film noir moment in L.A.
"Craig Stuart Eisenberg"
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Casting Project Runway

Judges Katie Connor, Tim Gunn, and Project Runway All Stars season two winner Anthony Ryan Auld compare notes in New York.

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Casting Project Runway

Designer JaMarr "Stitches" Nance brought his adorable son, "Little Stitch," to model his childrenswear in Chicago.

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Casting Project Ruwnway
In L.A., Swapnil Shinde presented futuristic fashion worthy of a sci-fi fantasy. It's a little out there—but hey, points for creativity.
"Craig Stuart Eisenberg"
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Cue the '90s flashback: Harlequin checks and chunky gold chains.
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New York designer Taylor Morgan dazzles in her "lucky" pumps.
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Casting Project Runway

In New York, Christopher Brown's (not to be confused with Chris Brown) Crayola creations were deemed a little too wild for Runway.

"MARVIN ORELLANA"
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Casting Project Runway

In L.A., judge and Project Runway alum Nick Verreos makes sure a dress is handmade.

"Craig Stuart Eisenberg"
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Casting Project Runway
Nothing like a little or a lot of red satin to wake up the judges on an early morning in Los Angeles.
"Craig Stuart Eisenberg"
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