Project Knockoff

Shopping in H&M over the weekend, this pale blue skirt caught my eye. Isn't it incredibly similar to designs by Project Runway winner Leanne Marshall? Click to enlarge and see examples of Leanimal's work. » 1/26/09 9:20am 1/26/09 9:20am

The Ladies of Project Runway: Where Are They Now?

Maybe you're curious what the contestants from Season Five are up to, now that Project Runway » 10/17/08 12:00pm 10/17/08 12:00pm is over? Winner and self-described "fashion dork" Leanne Marshall the and ; and also interviewed and . So, Leanne: She won $100,000 which she says, "All has to go to the clothing line!" She muses: "Maybe I'll go and buy…

Project Runway: And The Winner Is…

Last night's episode of Project Runway » 10/16/08 12:00pm 10/16/08 12:00pm wasn't just the season finale. It was the end of an era. With the show (maybe) moving to Lifetime, an association with instead of and a move to L.A., it will never be the same. It was interesting that there were three ladies as finalists, since there's only been one female…

Project Runway: And Then There Were Three

On last night's episode of Project Runway » 10/09/08 11:00am 10/09/08 11:00am the contestants had $8,000 and 2 months to create a collection — and a wedding dress to represent that collection, which the judges used to decide who went to Bryant Park. Tim Gunn visited each designer: Korto in Little Rock, AR, where she treated him to some drumming; Leanne…

Project Runway's Kenley Cries On Regis & Kelly; Gets Group Hug

The final four contestants from Project Runway » 10/08/08 2:30pm 10/08/08 2:30pm appeared on this morning, and when producers showed clips of Kenley crying, she, well, cried. Korto tried to soothe her with a little side-hug, but Kelly suggested that all the contestants get a group hug from Regis. Regis (who is not a fan, since during the show he…

Project Runway: The One Where Everybody Cries

The challenge for the final four designers on last night's episode of Project Runway » 10/02/08 11:00am 10/02/08 11:00am was to design an evening gown inspired by nature. There was a field trip to the New York Botanical Garden, and the contestants took pictures of flora. Then the tears started to flow! Kenley cried while talking about growing up on a…

Project Runway: Kenley's "Classy, Expensive" Hideous Hip Hop Jeans

The challenge on last night's episode of Project Runway » 9/25/08 11:00am 9/25/08 11:00am was insane: The contestants had to design outfits for each other, inspired by musical genres. Kenley's genre was pop. Suede's? Punk. Korto's was country, Leanne's was hip hop, and Jerell's was rock and roll. In the workroom, Tim Gunn approached Kenley with his…

Project Runway: Suede's Disaster & Joe's Becky Home Ecky

The "makeover" challenge on last night's episode of Project Runway » 9/18/08 11:00am 9/18/08 11:00am involved creating a look for recent college graduates entering the workforce. The young ladies showed up in the workroom with their mothers, which was supposed to bring some mama drama, but, as always, the true tension came from the designers…

Inside The Tent At The Project Runway Fashion Show

Hey guys: We've got some random shots from inside the tents at the Project Runway fashion show » 9/12/08 6:00pm 9/12/08 6:00pm this morning: See Leanne, Jerell, Blayne, Jay McCarroll, Suede and more. Photography by .

Project Runway Fashion Show: Leanne

Twenty-seven year-old Leanne hails from Yuba City, California, although she was born and raised in Portland. She's a graduate of FIDM in San Francisco and calls her line "Leanimal." When she walked out onto the runway this morning at Bryant Park, it was clear that the crowd loved her: She received a warm round of… » 9/12/08 5:00pm 9/12/08 5:00pm