The Best and Worst Project Runway Designs

Missed an episode? Here are the winning and losing designs of Project Runway Season 7.

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Missed an episode? Here are the winning and losing designs of Project Runway Season 7.Go behind the scenes of Project Runway here!PLUS: Get a detailed look at the collections from the final three designers.
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Episode 1, Designer Emilio Sosa
Rank: Winner
Emilio snagged the first win of season 7 with a halter dress detailed with layered fabrics.
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Rank: Top 3
Seth Aaron combined fun and flirty with a bit of edge for his first challenge.
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Episode 1, Designer Ping Wu
Rank: Top 3
Ping's risky design grabbed the judges' attention and landed her at the top.
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Episode 1, Designer Jesus Estrada
Rank: Bottom 3
The judges chided Jesus for channeling the '70s with this look— and warned him to never revisit that decade again.
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Rank: Bottom 3
This simple halter dress might have landed Anthony in the safe zone had he not attached a bolt of fabric to the hip.
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Rank: Eliminated
Christiane walked onto the runway with great confidence; unfortunately, the judges were not convinced, and this ill-constructed little number sent her home.
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Rank: Winner
For the second challenge the contestants were handed potato sacks and asked to create fashion. Jay's ability to turn burlap into a sleek little cocktail dress earned him top honors.
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Episode 2, Designer Amy Sarabi
Rank: Top 3
The judges praised Amy for managing to create a beautiful and wearable dress without disguising the fact that it was made of burlap.
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Episode 2, Designer Mila Hermanovski
Rank: Top 3
Mila nearly won the second runway challenge with this sexy and chic design made of burlap.
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Episode 2, Designer Jesus Estrada
Rank: Bottom 3
Jesus was slammed by the judges for failing to incorporate enough burlap — the challenge fabric — in his final look.
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Episode 3, Designer Ping Wu
Ranking: Bottom 3
Ping's runway design looked as if she'd sewn two burlap bags together and slapped on some piping — amazingly, she didn't get eliminated.
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Episode 2, Designer Pamela Ptak
Rank: Eliminated
While the judges were impressed that Pamela was able to make burlap look like denim, they found this minidress tacky and unflattering and she was sent home.
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Episode 3, Designers Mila Hermanovski and Jonathan Peter
Rank: Top 2
For their third challenge, two designers were paired up and asked to create one high-fashion design and a look-for-less. Team leader Mila took home the win for this avant-garde jacket.
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Rank: Top 2, Second Look
Mila and Jonathan's look-for-less was both sleek and sexy.
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Rank: Top 2
Jay and Maya nearly walked away with the win with this elegant couture gown.
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Episode 3, Designers Jay Sario and Maya Luz
Rank: Top 2, Second Look
The details of this simple black look-for-less dress wowed the judges.
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Rank: Bottom 2
None of the judges were impressed with the volume or color palette of Anthony and Seth Aaron's attempt at couture.
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Rank: Bottom 2, Second Look
Unfortunately, not even this cute look-for-less could make up for the disaster of the duo's main design.
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Rank: Bottom 2
Jesse and Ping struggled to work together, but in the end Ping's obsession with draping won out and she was eliminated.
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Episode 3, Designers Ping Wu and Jesse LeNoir
Rank: Bottom 2, Second Look
The final ruling on Ping and Jesse's look-for-less: boring and uninspired.
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Rank: Winner
For the fourth challenge the designers were asked to make gowns for survivors of heart disease using the colors of Heart Health sponsor Campbell's Soup. Amy's flowing floor-length gown came in first place.
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Episode 4, Designer Maya Luz
Rank: Top 3
Maya's fresh take on the Campbell's Soup color palette paid off, and her model looked radiant.
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Episode 4, Designer Mila Hermanovski
Rank: Top 3
This creative gown was one of the most unique looks of the Campbell's Soup challenge and impressed the judges.
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Rank: Bottom 3
Jesse has already established himself as a self-taught designer willing to take risks. This jacket and dress combo, however, did not pay off.
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Rank: Bottom 3
Anna's design was incredibly unflattering on her model, and the panel issued strong criticisms of her skills and judgment.
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Rank: Eliminated
Too short, too tacky, and too clichéd: This dress was a failure on the runway, and Jesus was sent packing.
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Episode 5, Designer Anthony Williams
Rank: Winner
Anthony shook up the runway with his bold color choice and walked away with the win and the April cover of Marie Claire.
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Episode 5, Designer Emilio Sosa
Rank: Top 3
Emilio's talent for creating sleek little cocktail dresses won him praise from the judges.
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Episode 5, Designer Ben Chmura
Rank: Top 3
This risky color combination paid off on the runway and landed Ben a spot at the top for this challenge.
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Episode 5, Janeane Ceccanti
Rank: Bottom 3
Drawing some of the worst reviews of the night (Marie Claire editor-in-chief Joanna Coles compared this dress to a polluted sea), Janeane barely made it through this round of judging.
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