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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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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Episode 1, Designer Seth Aaron Henderson

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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Episode 1, Designer Anthony Williams

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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Episode 1, Designer Christiane King

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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Episode 2, Designer Jay Sario

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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Episode 3, Designers Mila Hermanovski and Jonathan Peter

Rank: Top 2, Second Look
Mila and Jonathan's look-for-less was both sleek and sexy.
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Episode 3, Designers Jay Sario and Maya Luz

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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Episode 3, Designers Anthony Williams and Seth Aaron Henderson

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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Epsiode 3, Designers Anthony Williams and Seth Aaron Henderson

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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Episode 3, Designers Ping Wu and Jesse LeNoir

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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Episode 4, Designer Amy Sarabi

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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Episode 4, Designer Jesse LeNoir

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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Episode 4, Designer Anna Lynett

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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Episode 4, Designer Jesus Estrada

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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Episode 5, Mila Hermanovski

Rank: Bottom 3
Poor color choice landed Mila at the bottom for this challenge. Even the daring cut of this dress couldn't erase the fact that the taupe and beige tones made her model look sickly.
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Episode 6, Seth Aaron Henderson

Rank: Winner
For this "mommy-and-me" challenge Seth Aaron paired punky children's wear with an impeccably tailored jacket.
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Episode 6, Jesse LeNoir

Rank: Top 3
Expert tailoring and a fresh, new interpretation of the school uniform garnered Jesse glittering remarks from the panel.
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Episode 6, Jay Sario

Rank: Top 3
Jay opted for a sophisticated "mommy-and-me" look. The result placed him at the top.
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Episode 6, Amy Sarabi

Rank: Bottom 3
Amy's models' outfits, a pair of almost offensively ugly pants and shabby children's wear, were a severe disappointment after her success with previous challenges.
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Episode 6, Jonathan Peters

Rank: Bottom 3
Jonathan proved that anything resembling toilet paper should never be on the runway.
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Episode 6, Janeane Ceccanti

Rank: Eliminated
The judges found this outfit ill-fitting and mundane; Janeane was asked to leave.
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Episode 7, Designer Jay Sario

Rank: Winner
For the seventh challenge, the contestants were asked to create runway-worthy designs with materials purchased at a hardware store. Jay took the win with this faux-leather look that was created from trash bags and duct tape.
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Episode 7, Designer Maya Luz

Rank: Top 3
For the hardware challenge Maya crafted an elegant bib necklace from screen and keys — creating a sleek accessory that complemented the rest of her modern look.
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Episode 7, Designer Mila Hermanovski

Ran: Top 3
Constructed entirely of plastic paint tray liners, Mila's dress actually flowed along with her model's movements. Needless to say, the judges were wowed.
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Episode 7, Designer Anthony Williams

Rank: Bottom 3
The judges found Anthony's pastel dress with floral details to be predictable and a little too sweet for the challenge.
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Episode 7, Designer Emilio Sosa

Rank: Bottom 3
Practically nude, Emilio's model bravely took the runway in this headwear-made bikini constructed of hot-pink yarn and metal washers. Incredibly, Emilio wasn't eliminated for this look — or rather, lack of look.
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Episode 7, Designer Jesse LeNoir

Rank: Eliminated
Jesse's copper and silver dress struck the judges as a cheap, tinfoil-looking bodice with a Hershey's Kiss skirt. Accused of producing a tasteless look, Jesse was asked to leave.
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Episode 8, Designer Jonathan Peters

Rank: Winner
Asked to use nature as an inspiration, Jonathan's choice of fabric — coupled with his elegant yet unusual design — grabbed the judges' attention and finally garnered him some positive recognition.
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Episode 8, Designer Seth Aaron Henderson

Rank: Top 3
Seth Aaron proved once again that he's both a master tailor and a visionary when it comes to out-of-the-box, edgy fashion. His realization of night air was cutting-edge and elegant.
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Episode 8, Designer Maya Luz

Rank: Top 3
This sedate little dress was taken from pretty to fashionably inspired-by-nature with the additions to the sleeves. Maya's reference to water in her design resonated with the judges, and she was given high marks.
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Episode 8, Designer Mila Hermanovski

Rank: Bottom 3
Unable to discern any creative influence of nature in this design, the panel denounced Mila's drab look, and she ended up in the bottom three.
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Episode 8, Designer Amy Sarabi

Rank: Bottom 3
Amy shocked the judges when she interpreted fire as a "bowl" of hair thrusting forward from her model's chest. The design ended up in the bottom, and Amy barely escaped elimination.
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Episode 8, Designer Ben Chmura

Rank: Eliminated
Ben's ill-fitting suit was offset by the strange codpiece-like detail on the crotch. The judges were not impressed and asked him to clear his workspace.
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Episode 9, Designers Emilio Sosa and Seth Aaron Henderson

Rank: Winner
For the ninth challenge, two designers were teamed up to produce two looks inspired by neighborhoods around New York City. Emilio Sosa, who was partnered with Seth Aaron, created a sleek evening look after spending the day in Harlem. The dress was a hit — Emilio and Seth Aaron both walked away winners.
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Episode 9, Designers Emilio Sosa and Seth Aaron Henderson

Rank: Winner
The judges admired Seth Aaron's sleek look and ability to seamlessly complement his partner's design without losing any of his signature style. They became the first set of double winners in Project Runway history.
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Episode 9, Designers Anthony Williams and Maya Luz

Rank: Top 2
Anthony and Maya were teamed up to find inspiration in Chinatown. Steering clear of stereotypical Chinese colors, such as bright red and gold, Anthony created this incredibly textured, black cocktail dress. The judges admired his inventive design and gave him high praise.
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Episode 9, Designers Anthony Williams and Maya Luz

Rank: Top 2

Proving that less is more, Maya's subtle use of red to evoke a Chinese influence made this simple and streamlined design a smash on the runway.
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Episode 9, Designers Mila Hermanovski and Jay Sario

Rank: Bottom 2
Mila's evening look was well received by the judges but still not enough to make up for her partner's design.
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Episode 9, Designers Mila Hermanovski and Jay Sario

Rank: Bottom 2
Jay crafted these very detailed pants for his team's day look but was criticized by the judges for a lack of consistency between pieces.
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Episode 9, Designers Amy Sarabi and Jonathan Peters

Rank: Bottom 2
Even the intricate fabric cutout technique on Jonathan's evening look couldn't save his team's chances of avoiding the bottom.
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Episode 9, Designers Amy Sarabi and Jonathan Peters

Rank: Bottom 2
Amy's voluminous orange shirt was a dud on the runway. Taking into consideration her past color and style selections, the judges had no choice but to let Amy go.
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Episode 10, Designer Emilio Sosa

Rank: Winner
Given the resources to create their own textiles, the contestants were charged with designing a fabric unique to their viewpoint. Emilio used his initials to create the pattern on this trendy jacket and dress ensemble. The sleek look and genius branding landed him another consecutive win.
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Episode 10, Designer Seth Aaron Henderson

Rank: Top 3
With a strong pattern and the impeccable fluidity of separates, Seth Aaron's design was not only true to his style but a flawless look— prompting the judges to unleashed a torrent of compliments.
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Episode 10, Designer Maya Luz

Rank: Top 3
Using a judicious splash of red for her fabric design, in combination with a funky collar and short hemline, this little number by Maya was a top competitor on the runway.
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Episode 10, Designer Jonathan Peters

Rank: Bottom 3
The panel was disappointed with Jonathan's look, pointing out that his fabric was the color of hospital food, and elements of the dress were overdesigned.
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Episode 10, Designer Mila Hermanovski

Rank: Bottom 3
Given the opportunity to create her own fabric, Mila's design more resembled a child's finger painting than a luxury textile. Despite unanimous disapproval from the judges, she was not eliminated.
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Episode 10, Designer Anthony Williams

Rank: Eliminated
The judges found Anthony's textile bland and his design predictable. Questioning his level of taste, they decided he was simply not ready to show at Fashion Week, and he was asked to leave.
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Episode 11, Designer Anthony Williams

Rank: Winner
After contestant Maya Luz's unexpected withdrawal from the competition, Anthony was brought back. The challenge was to create a red carpet look for a "difficult" celebrity, which turned out to be Heidi Klum. This flowing black and white gown secured him a win, while guest judge Jessica Alba asked to wear it at an upcoming event.
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Episode 11, Designer Emilio Sosa

Rank: Winner
Emilio relied on his classic styling and avant-garde fabric choice to create this elegant red carpet look. The panel loved the sleek design and granted Emilio his fourth win and the second double win ever in competition history.
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Episode 11, Designer Jay Sario

Rank: Bottom 4
Questioning Jay's choice of putting a short skirt on the red carpet, the panel placed this look near the bottom, despite its delicate and complex detailing.
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Episode 11, Designer Seth Aaron Henderson

Rank: Bottom 4
While his dress was simple and elegant, the panel was disappointed that Seth Aaron chose black, again. They reprimanded him for his history of dark color choices and debated his range.
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Episode 11, Designer Mila Hermanovski

Rank: Bottom 4
Although this was one of the few earth-toned designs that Mila sent down the runway; her creative risk in color choice couldn't make up for the fact that the judges found the dress unimpressive and too awkward for scrutiny under the bright lights of the red carpet.
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Episode 11, Designer Jonathan Peters

Rank: Eliminated
Jonathan’s red carpet look was more a swaddling of unflattering fabric than a graceful gown. The judges were underwhelmed by his unusual design and asked him to clean up his workspace.
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Episode 12, Designer Seth Aaron Henderson

Rank: Advanced to Fashion Week
The designers were taken to Coney Island to see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and asked to create a look inspired by the Big Top. Seth Aaron's extreme circus vision swept down the runway, winning the panel over and making him one of the two confirmed designers to compete at Fashion Week.
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Episode 12, Designer Emilio Sosa

Rank: Advanced to Fashion Week
Emilio's sleek cross between Barnum & Bailey chic and classic evening elegance wowed the panel, securing him a spot at Fashion Week.
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Episode 12, Designer Jay Sario

Rank: In
The judges found Jay's look fresh enough to keep him in the competition, but he was not guaranteed a place at Fashion Week. It was announced that both he and Mila would prepare collections and participate in a runway showdown to decide the third designer to compete.
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Episode 12, Designer Mila Hermanovski

Rank: In
Still a bit skeptical as to whether Mila can design anything without color blocking, the judges decided to give her one more opportunity. She was tasked with creating a collection that would compete against Jay's for the opportunity to show at Fashion Week.
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Episode 12, Designer Anthony Williams

Rank: Eliminated
While Anthony was the only designer to embrace the muted side of the Big Top color story, a poor fabric choice (polyester!) drew strong criticism from the judges and he was eliminated from the competition, again.
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Episode 13, Designer Mila Hermanovski

Rank: Advanced to Fashion Week
Mila failed to show any range in her color palette but somehow managed to wow the judges enough for them to grant her an opportunity to show at Fashion Week.
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Episode 13, Designer Jay Sario

Rank: Eliminated
Jay's heavily tailored and stiffly structured looks were stunning on the runway, but the judges were not swayed. Instead they advanced Mila to Fashion Week and gave Jay the boot.
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