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.
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Craig Stuart Eisenberg
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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Craig Stuart Eisenberg
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A stunning safety pin creation.
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"MARVIN ORELLANA"
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Sea anemone or evening gown? Either way, this much look is never a good thing.
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"MARVIN ORELLANA"
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Chicago designer Stephen Curd specializes in mixed fabrics and an all-around androgynous look.
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"Craig Stuart Eisenberg"
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A dramatic film noir moment in L.A.
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"MARVIN ORELLANA"
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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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Designer JaMarr "Stitches" Nance brought his adorable son, "Little Stitch," to model his childrenswear in Chicago.

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"Craig Stuart Eisenberg"
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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.
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"MARVIN ORELLANA"
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Cue the '90s flashback: Harlequin checks and chunky gold chains.
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"MARVIN ORELLANA"
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New York designer Taylor Morgan dazzles in her "lucky" pumps.
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"MARVIN ORELLANA"
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In New York, Christopher Brown's (not to be confused with Chris Brown) Crayola creations were deemed a little too wild for Runway.

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

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