Project Runway (season 11)

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Project Runway (season 11)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 15
Release
Original network Lifetime
Original release

January 24 (2013-01-24) – May 2, 2013 (2013-05-02)

Additional information
No. of contestants 16
No. of tasks 12
Winner Michelle Lesniak Franklin
Season chronology
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Season 12

Project Runway Season 11 is the eleventh season of the television show Project Runway, appearing on Lifetime. The season began airing on January 24, 2013 with 16 designers competing to become "the next great American designer."

Supermodel Heidi Klum and Marie Claire fashion director Nina Garcia returned as judges this season. Tim Gunn returned as the workroom mentor. Zac Posen replaced Michael Kors as one of main judges due to scheduling conflicts with Kors.[1]

Lord & Taylor was the exclusive retail sponsor for Project Runway's 11th season and has merchandised the accessory wall with an assortment of products.

In 2013, Daniel Esquivel competed in the third season of Project Runway All Stars, placing 10th of 11. In 2014, Patricia Michaels, Kate Pankoke, Benjamin Mach, Samantha Black and Michelle Lesniak competed in the fourth season of All Stars, with Patricia placing 14th, Kate placing 11th, Benjamin placing 10th, Samantha placing 8th, and Michelle placing 4th. In 2016, Layana Aguilar competed in the fifth season, placing 7th of 13.

Contestants[edit]

Designers[edit]

Sources:[2][3]

Designer Age Hometown Place of Residence Place Finished
Emily Pollard 24 Richfield, Ohio Falls Church, Virginia 16th
James Martinez 29 Dallas, Texas Fort Worth, Texas 15th
Cindy Marlatt 59 Kent, Washington Kent, Washington 14th
Joseph Aaron Segal 30 Framingham, Massachusetts Providence, Rhode Island 13th
Matthew Arthur 30 Hammond, Louisiana New Orleans, Louisiana 12th
Benjamin Mach 35 Sydney, Australia London, England 11th
Tu Suthiwat Nakchat 26 Chachoengsao, Thailand Springfield, Virginia 10th
Kate Pankoke 23 Eau Claire, Wisconsin Chicago, Illinois 9th
Amanda Valentine 31 Lincoln, Nebraska Nashville, Tennessee 8th
Samantha Black 28 Bronx, New York Fairfield, Connecticut 7th
Richard Hallmarq 39 Sacramento, California Sacramento, California 6th
Layana Aguilar 28 Governador Valadares, Brazil New York City, New York 5th
Daniel Esquivel 49 Dallas, Texas Austin, Texas 4th
Stanley Hudson 45 Lynwood, California West Hollywood, California 3rd
Patricia Michaels 46 Taos, New Mexico Taos, New Mexico Runner-Up
Michelle Lesniak Franklin 34 Portland, Oregon Portland, Oregon Winner

Models[edit]

  • Lisa Jackson
  • Katrina Topacio
  • Anna Kanehara
  • Marina Tarakhovich
  • Blaga Slaveykova
  • Liza Lyadova
  • Catherine Gray
  • Gina DeNezzo
  • Kayla Mayhew
  • Aisha Elizabeth
  • Kayla Miller
  • Eloho Erhieyovwe
  • Brandi Vicks
  • Carolyna Ramos
  • Bianca Alexander
  • Megan Cassidy

Teams[edit]

Designer Original team Challenge 4 team Challenge 5,6
partners
Challenge 7
partners
Challenge 8
teams
Challenge 9
partners
Challenge 10
partners
Challenge 11
assistants
Challenge 12
assistants
Challenge 13
assistants
Result
Michelle Dream Team Keeping it Real Matthew Amanda Shades of Grey Daniel Stanley Amanda Tu Amanda Winner
Patricia Keeping it Real Keeping it Real Layana Samantha Shades of Grey Stanley Richard Richard Kate Layana Runner-Up
Stanley Keeping it Real Dream Team Richard Layana Shades of Grey Patricia Michelle Tu Richard Richard 2nd Runner-up
Daniel Keeping it Real Keeping it Real Samantha Richard Shades of Grey Michelle Layana Samantha Amanda Samantha Eliminated in Challenge 13
Layana Keeping it Real Dream Team Patricia Stanley Slick and Hip Richard & Samantha Daniel Kate Samantha Eliminated in Challenge 12
Richard Keeping it Real Keeping it Real Stanley Daniel Slick and Hip Layana & Samantha Patricia Eliminated in Challenge 10
Samantha Dream Team Dream Team Daniel Patricia Slick and Hip Layana & Richard Eliminated in Challenge 9
Amanda Keeping it Real Keeping it Real Benjamin Michelle Slick and Hip Eliminated in Challenge 8
Kate Keeping it Real Keeping it Real Tu Tu Eliminated in Challenge 7
Tu Dream Team Dream Team Kate Kate Eliminated in Challenge 7
Benjamin Dream Team Dream Team Amanda Eliminated in Challenge 6
Matthew Dream Team Dream Team Michelle Eliminated in Challenge 5
Joseph Keeping it Real Keeping it Real Eliminated in Challenge 4
Cindy Dream Team Eliminated in Challenge 3
James Dream Team Eliminated in Challenge 2
Emily Dream Team Eliminated in Challenge 1

Season 11 challenges[edit]

Designer elimination table
Designers 1 2 31 42 5 63 7 84 9 10 115 12 13 14 Eliminated episode
Michelle IN IN IN IN LOW IN WIN IN WIN HIGH LOW HIGH ADV WINNER 14 - Finale, Part 2
Patricia HIGH IN HIGH IN IN IN HIGH IN IN LOW LOW LOW ADV RUNNER-UP
Stanley IN HIGH IN IN HIGH WIN IN IN IN WIN WIN WIN ADV 3RD PLACE
Daniel WIN HIGH WIN IN LOW HIGH LOW IN HIGH HIGH LOW HIGH OUT 13 - Finale: Part 1
Layana IN WIN HIGH HIGH IN IN IN LOW LOW LOW HIGH OUT 12 - Europe, Here We Come
Richard HIGH HIGH IN IN WIN HIGH LOW LOW LOW OUT 10 - The Art of Fashion
Samantha IN IN IN WIN LOW HIGH HIGH LOW OUT 9 - He Said, She Said
Amanda IN IN IN LOW HIGH LOW HIGH OUT 8 - Take It All Off!
Kate IN IN WIN IN IN LOW OUT 7 - A Sticky Situation
Tu IN IN IN IN IN LOW OUT
Benjamin IN LOW LOW HIGH HIGH OUT 6 - Senior Fling
Matthew IN IN LOW HIGH OUT 5 - A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N Roll
Joseph IN HIGH IN OUT 4 - The Ultimate Hard and Soft
Cindy LOW LOW OUT 3 - Surprise Me
James LOW OUT 2 - Spin Out
Emily OUT 1 - There is No 'I' in Team
  • Scores are based on the Project Runway Website[4]
  • ^Note 1 : Before beginning the critique for Team Keeping it Real, Heidi Klum stated that she extremely disliked Richard's outfit and, had his team lost, he could've been in the bottom and/or out. Heidi also stated she did not like Stanley's dress at all and he also could've been in the bottom and/or out had Team Keeping it Real lost, and that they should be very grateful that their teammates were successful.
  • ^Note 2 : Although Dream Team was named the winning team, Team Keeping It Real, despite their lack of cohesion, was also declared strong, and Heidi referred to them as the "almost-winning team", as opposed to being the losing team.
  • ^Note 3 : Before allowing Patricia, Michelle, and Layana to leave the runway, Heidi stated that she gave Layana and Michelle the highest scores out of all the designers and would've been in the top had Patricia not scored very low. The judges also expressed that Kate would not have been in the bottom had Tu done better.
  • ^Note 4 : Heidi and the judges declared in judging that due to the low scores in all the garments, there would be no winner of the challenge, a Project Runway first.
  • ^Note 5 : Patricia and Michelle were left on the runway as the bottom two in this episode. After Heidi told Patricia that she was in, Michelle was the only one left. Though she lost the challenge, Heidi told her that she had a "do or die" moment, and would be given a second chance, much to the shock of her and her fellow remaining designers. It was revealed in the next episode that she was still in the competition but would not be traveling to Europe like the other remaining designers.
  • ^Note 6 :Although Samantha had one of the lowest scores for the challenge, she was automatically safe as she had immunity
     Limegreen background and WINNER means the designer won Project Runway Season 11.
     Teal background and ADV means the designer was advanced to Fashion Week.
     Blue background and WIN means the designer won that challenge.
     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 or three (as in episode 5).
     Red background and OUT means the designer lost and was out of the competition.
Model Elimination Table
Model 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Lisa PM - PM PM PM - PM,SB - MF MF MF MF MF WINNER (MF)
Katrina SH - SH SH SH - LA,SH - PM PM PM PM PM PM
Anna AV - KP,LA SB SB - - - SH SH SH SH SH SH
Marina DE DE,LA DE DE DE - - - DE DE DE DE DE OUT
Blaga KP AV - MF,RH RH - DE,RH - LA LA LA LA OUT
Liza BM - BM AV AV - - - RH RH OUT
Catherine TN MF TN - MF - AV,MF - SB OUT
Aisha RH - - LA LA - - - OUT
Eloho KP KP,PM RH TN TN - - - OUT
Gina CM BM,CM CM KP KP - KP,TN - OUT
Kayla Ma. MA - MA BM BM - OUT
Kayla Mi. SB - SB MA MA - OUT
Brandi MF SB,TN MF JS OUT
Carolyna JS - AV,JS OUT
Bianca JM - OUT
Megan EP - OUT
     The model won Project Runway Season 11.
     The model wore the winning design that challenge.
     The model wore the losing design that challenge.
     The model was eliminated.
  • In episode 6 and 8, the models were not needed in the challenge.

Designer Legend

  • Amanda Valentine: AV
  • Benjamin Mach: BM
  • Cindy Marlatt: CM
  • Daniel Esquivel: DE
  • Emily Pollard: EP
  • James Martinez: JM
  • Joseph Aaron Segal: JS
  • Kate Pankoke: KP
  • Layana Aguilar: LA
  • Matthew Arthur: MA
  • Michelle Lesniak Franklin: MF
  • Patricia Michaels: PM
  • Richard Hallmarq: RH
  • Samantha Black: SB
  • Stanley Hudson: SH
  • Tu Suthiwat Nakchat: TN

Episodes[edit]

Episode 1: There is No 'I' in Team[edit]

Original airdate: January 24, 2013

  • Season 11 returns with a twist that throws 16 eager new designers into a panic when they discover they will be participating in the series first-ever "Teams Edition." In the premiere episode, the designers will have New York as their inspiration in creating their garments.
  • Guest Judge: Christian Siriano
  • WINNER: Daniel (Keeping It Real)
  • ELIMINATED: Emily (Dream Team)

Episode 2: Spin Out[edit]

Original airdate: January 31, 2013

  • The designers serve up ball-boy outfits and new server uniforms for a Ping-Pong social club.
  • Guest Judge: Susan Sarandon
  • WINNER: Layana (Keeping It Real)
  • ELIMINATED: James (Dream Team)

Episode 3: Surprise Me[edit]

Original airdate: February 7, 2013

  • The contestants are tasked to design garments for host Heidi Klum for the launch of her new fragrance line. Heidi will wear the winning garments in her national commercial and a second winning garment for a press event.
  • Guest Judge: Kristin Davis
  • WINNER: Kate (Keeping It Real) & Daniel (Keeping It Real)
  • ELIMINATED: Cindy (Dream Team)

Episode 4: The Ultimate Hard and Soft[edit]

Original airdate: February 14, 2013

  • While the teams get a twist, the designers also get a blast from the past when two unconventional challenges are merged into one for their newest challenge—creating a line out of hard and soft materials from the flower shop and hardware store.
  • Guest Judge: Bette Midler
  • WINNER: Samantha (Dream Team)
  • ELIMINATED: Joseph (Keeping It Real)

Episode 5: A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N Roll[edit]

Original airdate: February 21, 2013

  • The designers are separated into teams of two to create a performance outfit and a red-carpet look for country artist Miranda Lambert, who is also the guest judge.
Team Performance Outfit The Red-Carpet Look
1 Samantha Daniel
2 Richard Stanley
3 Matthew Michelle
4 Amanda Benjamin
5 Patricia Layana
6 Tu Kate
  • Guest Judge: Miranda Lambert
  • WINNER: Richard (Partner - Stanley)
  • ELIMINATED: Matthew (Partner - Michelle)

Episode 6: Senior Fling[edit]

Original airdate: February 28, 2013

  • Fashionable clothes for senior citizens are created by the contestants
  • Guest Judge: Rachel Roy (sitting in for Zac Posen) & Joan Rivers & Melissa Rivers
  • WINNER: Stanley (Partner - Richard)
  • ELIMINATED: Benjamin (Partner - Amanda)

Episode 7: A Sticky Situation[edit]

Original airdate: March 7, 2013

  • The contestants design fashion-forward prom looks constructed from duct tape.
  • Guest Judge: Chris Benz
  • WINNER: Michelle (Partner - Amanda)
  • ELIMINATED: Kate (Partner - Tu) & Tu (Partner - Kate)

Episode 8: Take It All Off![edit]

Original airdate: March 14, 2013

Episode 9: He Said, She Said[edit]

Original airdate: March 21, 2013

  • For this episode, the designers are instructed to draw inspiration from Lord & Taylor’s signature "American Beauty Rose" and create a design with the retailer’s customer in mind.
  • Guest Judge: Rachel Roy (sitting in for Zac Posen) & Bonnie Brooks
  • WINNER: Michelle (Partner - Daniel)
  • ELIMINATED: Samantha (Partners - Layana & Richard)

Episode 10: The Art of Fashion[edit]

Original airdate: March 28, 2013

  • The designers will go to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and draw some inspiration from the artwork displayed to create their own textile designs for their outfit. The winning designer was also awarded $10,000 and an HP Envy X2.
  • Guest Judge: Rachel Roy (sitting in for Zac Posen) & Tracy Reese
  • WINNER: Stanley (Partner - Michelle)
  • ELIMINATED: Richard (Partner - Patricia)

Episode 11: Finally on My Own[edit]

Original airdate: April 4, 2013

  • The designers get the chance to show off their own aesthetic when they create editorial-worthy looks to be worn by actress Jordana Brewster in Marie Claire. At elimination Patricia and Michelle landed in the bottom two. Heidi said that they were giving Patricia another chance, making it appear that Michelle was being eliminated. However, Heidi told Michelle that she was getting another chance, too. Michelle must prove herself as the episode ends with uncertainty as to whether or not there will be an elimination.
  • Guest Judge: Jordana Brewster
  • WINNER: Stanley (Assistant - Tu)
  • ELIMINATED: None

Episode 12: Europe, Here We Come[edit]

Original airdate: April 11, 2013

  • The designers travel to Berlin, Barcelona, London and Paris to get inspiration for the final challenge before the finale. Michelle was given a second chance to stay in the competition in this episode, but would draw inspiration from New York City, rather than travelling to Europe with the other designers.
  • Guest Judge: John Legend
  • WINNER: Stanley
  • ELIMINATED: Layana (Assistant - Samantha)

Episode 13: Finale: Part 1[edit]

Original airdate: April 18, 2013

  • The finalists work on their collections; Tim Gunn visits each of the finalists in their hometown.
  • Guest Judge: None
  • ADVANCED TO FASHION WEEK: Michelle, Patricia, Stanley
  • ELIMINATED: Daniel

Episode 14: Finale: Part 2[edit]

Original airdate: April 25, 2013

  • The designers show their collections in the final runway show at Lincoln Center.
  • Guest Judge: Michael Kors
  • WINNER: Michelle
  • ELIMINATED: Stanley & Patricia

Episode 15: Reunion Special[edit]

Original airdate: May 2, 2013

  • After the Finale, the designers reunite to discuss their journey on Project Runway.

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