What are the best Project Runway seasons?

Project Runway has given us countless talented designers and a behind-the-scenes peek into the mayhem of couture making. We watched for the contestants' creativity & artistry, but stayed for Michael Kor's eye rolls & Tim Gunn's "make it work". Here is a definitive ranking of the best Project Runway seasons ever. 

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    #1Project Runway: Season 4

    Project Runway: Season 4

    Project Runway: Season 4 premiered on November 14, 2007, with returning judges and mentor Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, Nina Garcia, and Tim Gunn. Contestants are eliminated weekly after fashion challenges leaving 3 finalists for a final show.

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    Megan Thompson
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "Hands down the best Project Runway season to date! The final three designers are all equally talented and I would be freaking stressed if I was a judge coz all three deserved it! Christian Siriano was so amazing especially the fact that he's only 21 during that time"
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    #2Project Runway: Season 8

    Project Runway: Season 8

    Project Runway: Season 8 was initially released in Lifetime on July 29, 2010. The eighth season of the hit fashion TV show has 14 episodes featuring returning judge and supermodel Heidi Klum.

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    Jessica Jiang
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "This season was a bit controversial because of the winner and the bullying. Definitely one of the most dramatic season but I enjoyed it a lot because it also featured some memorable designs 👍"
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    #3Project Runway: Season 10

    Project Runway: Season 10

    Project Runway: Season 10 launched with a twist by having a fashion show in front of a live audience. The season first aired on July 19, 2012, with 16 aspiring contestants and designers.

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    Ángel Saucedo
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "Season 10 is my favorite Project Runway season so far simply because of Dmitry and Elena 😍 Both are incredible designers with interesting personalities. I just don't like how two designers decided to leave the competition knowing that many designers would really like to be in the show"


For 14 years Project Runway has delighted its fans with its showcase of incredibly talented designers and fabulous sartorial creations. The show has earned 58 Emmy Awards nominations and both Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn won a statue for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. The two have become synonymous with Project Runway: Klum giving her critiques on the runway while looking flawless, and Gunn sharing valuable feedback as the ubiquitous presence in the workroom. But the 17th season premiered on March 14, 2019, and both were nowhere to be found. They were replaced by Victoria Secret Angel Karlie Kloss and former winner Christian Siriano.

People Magazine caught up with Tim and Heidi and she confirms that the reason for her exit on the show is because of its move back to Bravo from Lifetime. She said that she felt it was time to leave. When the show initially got moved to Lifetime she said she loved the people she worked with, and she thought the network switch was the harbinger for her to move on from Project Runway. But no hard feelings. After 16 seasons, she said that she was incredibly proud of the show and that it will always have a special place in her heart. Gunn said that he too was grateful to Project Runway for putting him on a path he never thought his career would take him. He further said that he was so proud to have been a part of the groundbreaking process that showcased talented young designers as never before. Klum later announced that she and Gunn will be partnering with Amazon for a new show. It’s certainly not over yet for this duo. In the meantime just watch old Project Runway episodes, or get your reality TV fix with these alternative shows. 

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    #4Project Runway: Season 13

    Project Runway: Season 13

    Project Runway: Season 13 began airing on July 24, 2014, on Lifetime. The show started with 18 designers aspiring to be the next great American designer. Zac Posen, Nina Garcia, and Heidi Klum are the judges this season.

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    Vishal Patil
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "It's an okay season I guess. The season did produce some pretty designs but I think the designers lack personality which made the show a little boring"
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    #5Project Runway: Season 7

    Project Runway: Season 7

    Project Runway: Season 7's first episode first aired on January 14, 2010, on Lifetime. This season, the show returned to New York City from Los Angeles in PR season 6. Judges include Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, and Nina Garcia.

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    Rebecca Banks
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "Best season of project runway for me 💪 This batch had lots of strong designers and big personalities that made things more fun to watch"
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    #6Project Runway: Season 12

    Project Runway: Season 12

    Project Runway: Season 12 first aired in 2013 and finished with 14 episodes. The season started with 15 designers including a comeback contestant voted back by fans in an online poll. Belk was the official retail sponsor for PR season 12.

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    Ruth Alvarado
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "Another season with a well-deserved winner ❤️️❤️️ Dom Streater is a talented designer!"
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    #7Project Runway All Stars: Season 4

    Project Runway All Stars: Season 4

    Project Runway All Stars: Season 4 first aired on January 5, 2012. In this season, 14 designers from previous Project Runway seasons are back to compete and be hailed as the winner of the catwalk.

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    Shreya Singhal
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "This is from the spin-off series but I still like it. The idea of having designers from previous seasons is really cool and intersting "
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    #8Project Runway: Season 6

    Project Runway: Season 6

    Project Runway: Season 6 is the only season of Project Runway that was filmed in Los Angeles. This season first aired on August 20, 2009, with judges including Heid Klum, Michael Kors, and Nina Garcia.

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    Dorothy Watson
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "I still don't know how to feel about this season. I thought it was a good idea to be in a different environment but it turns out Project Runway is the best in New York"


Best What are the best Project Runway seasons
1Project Runway: Season 4TV Shows 20 Paid
2Project Runway: Season 8TV Shows 14 Free
3Project Runway: Season 10TV Shows 6 Free
4Project Runway: Season 13TV Shows 3 Free
5Project Runway: Season 7TV Shows 2 Free
6Project Runway: Season 12TV Shows 2 Free
7Project Runway All Stars: Season 4TV Shows 1 Paid
8Project Runway: Season 6TV Shows 0 Free

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