Project Runway (season 2)

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Project Runway (season 2)
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Heidi Klum and the Project Runway Season 2 contestants
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 14
Broadcast
Original channel Bravo
Original run December 7, 2005 – March 8, 2006
Additional information
Filming dates June 2005 –
Winner Chloe Dao
No. of tasks 12
No. of designers 16
All-Stars Kara Janx
All-Stars 2 Andrae Gonzalo
Season chronology
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Project Runway Season 2 was the second season of Bravo's successful Project Runway, a reality competition for fashion designers. Season 2 began airing on December 7, 2005. Following a nationwide search earlier in the year, sixteen designers were chosen as semi-finalists and brought to New York City in June 2005. After the first challenge, called "Road To The Runway", fourteen went on to compete as finalists. The winning designer, Chloe Dao, received $100,000 in seed money to help launch her own line, a 2007 Saturn Sky roadster, a spread in ELLE magazine, and a mentorship with the Banana Republic Design Team. Winning alongside Dao was her model, Grace Kelsey, who received the ELLE Magazine spread. Michael Kors and Nina Garcia returned as judges for the second season. The fourth judging seat rotated each week, based on the challenge. Tim Gunn, fashion chair at Parsons The New School for Design, returned as a mentor for the designers.

Kara Janx later appeared in Project Runway: All Stars in 2012, where she finished 7th out of 13. Andrae Gonzalo, in the same year, competed in the second season of the All Stars edition placing 10th out of 13.

Contestants[edit]

The 16 contestants in Season 2 were:

Contestant Age Hometown Place Finished
John Wade 24 Los Angeles, CA 16th
Heidi Standridge 25 Atlanta, GA 15th
Kirsten Ehrig 37 Los Angeles, CA 14th
Raymundo Baltazar 24 Los Angeles, CA 13th
Daniel Franco 34 Los Angeles, CA 12th
Guadalupe Vidal 29 Los Angeles, CA 11th
Marla Duran 51 Allentown, PA 10th
Diana Eng 22 Jacksonville, FL 9th
Emmett McCarthy 42 New York, NY 8th
Zulema Griffin 28 New York, NY 7th
Andrae Gonzalo 32 Los Angeles, CA 6th
Nick Verreos 38 Los Angeles, CA 5th
Kara Janx 29 Johannesburg, South Africa 4th
Santino Rice 30 Los Angeles, CA 3rd
Daniel Vosovic 24 Grand Rapids, MI Runner-up
Chloe Dao 33 Houston, TX Winner

(ages listed are the designers' ages at the time the show was taped in the summer of 2005.)

Daniel F. had been a competitor in the first season and was eliminated in that season's first episode. Determined to show that the judges "made a mistake" in eliminating him so soon, he returned to the nationwide tryouts with samples from his own design line. The evaluation panel at the tryouts decided to give him one more chance and brought him back as a contestant for season two.

The 16 models competing for an ELLE spread in the second season were:

Contestant Hometown Place Finished
Maria Lucia Santiago 16th (Quit)
Alyssa Daugherty Oil City, PA 15th
Melissa Braiser New York, NY 14th
Allison McAtee Erie, PA 13th
Claudia Germany 12th
Eliza Jane San Francisco, CA 11th
Cara Roberts Darien, CT 10th
Lesley Ann Williams 9th
Shannon Fluet Boston, MA 8th
Tarah Rodgers North Carolina 7th
Danyelle Vilmenay Baltimore, MD 6th
Rachael Hartzog 5th
Eden Henderson Queens, NY 4th
Heather Brown 3rd
Rebecca Holliday Savannah, GA Runner-up
Grace Kelsey San Diego, CA Winner

Designers[edit]

Elimination Chart
Designer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 14 Episode
Chloe IN WIN IN LOW HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH WIN LOW WINNER 12- Finale
Daniel V. IN IN IN WIN IN WIN IN WIN WIN LOW WIN RUNNER UP
Santino WIN HIGH HIGH LOW WIN LOW LOW LOW LOW LOW HIGH 3RD PLACE
Kara IN IN HIGH LOW IN IN LOW LOW HIGH HIGH OUT 11 - What's Your Line?
Nick IN IN WIN LOW HIGH LOW IN LOW LOW OUT 10 - Makeover
Andrae IN LOW LOW HIGH IN WIN IN HIGH OUT 9 - Flower Power
Zulema IN LOW IN HIGH IN IN WIN OUT 8 - Inspiration
Emmett IN IN IN LOW IN HIGH OUT 7 - On Thin Ice
Diana LOW IN IN IN LOW OUT 6 - Window Shopping
Marla IN IN LOW IN LOW OUT
Guadalupe IN IN IN IN OUT 5 - Social Scene
Daniel F. LOW HIGH IN OUT 4 - Team Lingerie
Raymundo IN IN OUT 3 - All Dolled Up
Kirsten IN OUT 2 - Clothes Off Your Back
Heidi OUT 1 - Road To Runway
John OUT 1 - Road To Runway
  • ^Note 1 : Although Daniel had one of the lowest scores for the challenge, he was automatically safe as he had immunity.
     Limegreen background and WINNER means the designer won Project Runway Season 2.
     Blue background and WIN means the designer won that challenge.
     Red background and OUT means the designer lost and was out of the competition.
     Turquoise background and HIGH means the designer had the second highest score for that challenge.
     Light blue background and HIGH means the designer had one of the highest scores for that challenge.
     Pink background and LOW means the designers had one of the lowest scores for that challenge.
     Orange background and LOW means the designer was in the bottom two.

Models[edit]

Elimination Chart
Model 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14
Grace CD CD CD CD CD CD CD CD CD CD CD CD WINNER
Rebecca DF DV DV DV DV DV DV DV DV DV DV DV OUT
Heather SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR SR OUT
Eden KJ KJ KJ KJ KJ KJ KJ KJ KJ KJ KJ OUT
Rachael ZG ZG ZG ZG ZG ZG ZG NV NV NV OUT
Danyelle AG AG AG AG AG AG AG AG AG OUT
Tarah NV NV NV NV NV NV NV ZG OUT
Shannon DE EM EM EM EM EM EM OUT
Lesley Ann RB DE DE DE DE DE OUT
Cara MD MD MD MD MD MD OUT
Eliza GV GV GV GV GV OUT
Claudia KE DF DF DF OUT
Allison JW RB RB OUT
Melissa DV KE OUT
Alyssa HS OUT
Maria EM WD
     The model was the winner of Project Runway season 2.
     The model the won the challenge.
     The model wore the losing designers outfit.
     The model was brought back into the competition.
     The model withdrew from the competition.
     The model was out of Project Runway season 2.
  • Allison was originally eliminated in episode 2, but then was brought back after Maria withdrew.
  • In episode 10, the models were not used in the challenge.

Designer legend

  • Andrae Gonzalo: AG
  • Chloe Dao: CD
  • Daniel Franco: DF
  • Daniel Vosovic: DV
  • Diana Eng: DE
  • Emmett McCarthy: EM
  • Guadalupe Vidal: GV
  • Heidi Standridge: HS
  • John Wade: JW
  • Kara Janx: KJ
  • Kirsten Ehrig: KE
  • Marla Duran: MD
  • Nick Verreos: NV
  • Raymundo Baltazar: RB
  • Santino Rice: SR
  • Zulema Griffin: ZG

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1: Road To The Runway[edit]

Original Airdate: December 7, 2005

Before arriving in New York, the 16 contestants being considered for positions in this season's competing cast were given six yards of plain white muslin, $20, and one week to create an outfit that best represents who they are as a fashion designer. After arriving, the 16 contestants found that only 14 positions were available in the Parsons workroom and thus two would be eliminated at the runway judging.

WINNER: Santino
ELIMINATED: Heidi & John

Episode 2: Clothes Off Your Back[edit]

Original Airdate: December 7, 2005

Designers made an outfit using only the clothes they were wearing at the moment the challenge was announced. They had one day to complete their designs. This episode is best remembered for Andrae's tear-filled panic attack on the runway, and the judges relatively unfeeling response.

WINNER: Chloe
ELIMINATED: Kirsten

Episode 3: All Dolled Up[edit]

Original Airdate: December 14, 2005

Designers created a life-sized outfit for the My Scene Barbie collection. The winning designer's outfit would be duplicated for the My Scene Barbie collection. The designers had a budget of $150 and two days to complete the design.

WINNER: Nick
ELIMINATED: Raymundo

Episode 4: Team Lingerie[edit]

Original Airdate: December 21, 2005

Designers created a lingerie line consisting of three looks. A team event with four teams, each with a lead designer and two assistants. The designers had a budget of $200 and one day to complete the collection.

Team Team Leader Team Members (in the order of being chosen)
1 Daniel V. Andrae, Zulema
2 Diana Guadalupe, Marla
3 Santino Nick, Emmett
4 Daniel F. Chloe, Kara
WINNER: Daniel V. )
ELIMINATED: Daniel F.

Episode 5: Social Scene[edit]

Original Airdate: January 4, 2006

Designers created a party dress for socialite Nicky Hilton. The designers had a budget of $150 and two days to complete the designs.

WINNER: Santino
ELIMINATED: Guadalupe

Episode 6: Window Shopping[edit]

Original Airdate: January 11, 2006

Designers created a day-to-evening ensemble for Banana Republic. A team event with five teams of two. Both designers on the losing team were eliminated. Each team had to finish their garment in one day. After that, all teams went to Banana Republic and each had to make a window that showed the idea of the dress; they had 30 minutes to buy all the materials they needed for the display and an hour to finish. The winner was chosen by votes from Banana Republic clients.

The teams were:

  • Chloe and Emmett
  • Daniel V. and Andrae
  • Kara and Zulema
  • Santino and Nick
  • Diana and Marla
WINNERS: Andrae & Daniel V.
ELIMINATED: Diana & Marla

Episode 7: On Thin Ice[edit]

Original Airdate: January 18, 2006

Designers created a figure skating outfit for 2006 Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen. The designers had a budget of $150 and two days to complete the design.

WINNER: Zulema
ELIMINATED: Emmett

Episode 8: Inspiration[edit]

Original Airdate: January 25, 2006

Designers took photos around New York and picked one to be an inspiration for an outfit. The designers had a budget of $100 and one day to complete the outfit.

This episode is most notable for Zulema's "Model Walk Off." Prior to this episode, all the winning designers stuck with their original models when given the chance to change by Heidi. Zulema stunned everyone when she not only announced she was changing models, but also making this decision by picking three girls to have a "walk off." She chose the eliminated Emmett's model Shannon, Andrae's model Danyelle, and Nick's model Tarah for consideration. She switched to Tarah, which left Rachael with Nick and eliminated Shannon.

WINNER: Daniel V.
ELIMINATED: Zulema

Episode 9: Flower Power[edit]

Original Airdate: February 1, 2006

Designers created a dress using only natural materials purchased in the New York Flower District. The designers had a budget of $100 and one hour for the purchases.

WINNER: Daniel V.
ELIMINATED: Andrae
  • Daniel V. is the 2nd person to win 2 challenges in a row behind Kara Saun from season 1.

Episode 10: Makeover[edit]

Original Airdate: February 8, 2006

Designers created a new look to make over a fellow contestant, who then modeled the new look on the runway. Chloe designed for Nick, Nick designed for Daniel V., Daniel V. designed for Chloe, Kara designed for Santino, and Santino designed for Kara.

WINNER: Chloe
ELIMINATED: Nick

Episode 11: What's Your Line?[edit]

Original Airdate: February 15, 2006

Designers made an evening dress for supermodel Iman. The evening dress also reflected the line which the designers will show at Olympus Fashion Week.

WINNER: Daniel V.
ELIMINATED: Kara

Episode 12: Reunion[edit]

Original Airdate: February 22, 2006

All of the designers gathered for a reunion hosted by Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum on the eve of New York Fashion Week at which the final three designers will display their collections.

Episode 13: Finale - Part 1[edit]

Original Airdate: March 1, 2006

The three final designers were shown at home when Tim Gunn visited them, and then returned to New York to prepare their collections for showing at New York Olympus Fashion Week. Back in New York, they were surprised to find out that they had to complete one final challenge: an additional garment that they each had to design with the aid of one eliminated designer of their choice. Nick, Andrae, and Diana returned to help Daniel V., Santino, and Chloe, respectively.

Episode 14: Finale - Part 2[edit]

Original Airdate: March 8, 2006

Chloe, Daniel V., and Santino displayed their final collections of thirteen pieces at New York Olympus Fashion Week.

WINNER: Chloe
ELIMINATED: Daniel V. (1st Runner-up) & Santino (2nd Runner-up)

External links[edit]

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Season 1
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Season 2
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Chloe Dao
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