This is exciting: at the Project Runway Season 8 premiere at the Empire Hotel, we didn't just get Heidi and the new batch of aspiring couturiers, but also contestants from seasons past! And Betsey Johnson!

Model Damaris Lewis has a lot going on: luckily she's one of the five people in the world who can pull that off.


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Designer Logan Neitzel channels a Medieval hermit. Kind of.


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Designer Althea Harper obviously enjoys wearing this in front of the judges in a situation where they can't mock or taunt it. It must be killing her.


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Designer Valerie Mayen seems to have run out of budget for lining.


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Designer Ivy Higa looks overwhelmed. Possibly by all the exposed undies.


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Designer Carol Hannah Whitfield evokes a tequila sunrise.


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Designer Ping Wu, unusually subdued.


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Designer Jonathan Joseph Peters: diamonds on the soles of his shoes. Or at least silver paint.


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Coco Rocha dons what looks like racing stripes.


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No one - but no one - out-flamboyants Betsey Johnson.


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We'd like to auf Heidi Klum, but she's kinda rocking this.

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