Project Runway (season 13)

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Project Runway (season 13)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 14
Release
Original network Lifetime
Original release

July 24 (2014-07-24) – October 23, 2014 (2014-10-23)

Additional information
No. of contestants 19
No. of tasks 14
Winner Sean Kelly
Season chronology
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Season 12
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Season 14

Project Runway Season 13 is the thirteenth season of the television show Project Runway, appearing on Lifetime. The season began airing on July 24, 2014, with 18 designers competing to become "the next great American designer." In addition, Amanda Valentine, a designer from Season 11, returned to compete once again for the grand prize. Valentine was voted back by fans in an online poll, winning against Alexander Pope and Ken Laurence, both of Season 12

Supermodel Heidi Klum, Marie Claire creative director Nina Garcia, and fashion designer Zac Posen all returned as judges this season. Tim Gunn maintained his role as the workroom mentor.

Aldo was the exclusive retail sponsor for Project Runway's 13th season and has merchandised the accessory wall with an assortment of products.

In 2016, Fäde zu Grau, Mitchell Perry, Emily Payne and Kini Zamora competed in the fifth season of Project Runway All Stars, with Fäde placing 13th, Mitchell placing 10th, Emily placing 5th, and Kini placing 2nd.

Designers[edit]

Sources:[1][2]

Designer Age Hometown Place of Residence Place Finished
Tim Navarro 32 Rochester, MN Minneapolis, MN Eliminated Final Audition Episode 1
Nzinga Knight 33 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn, NY Eliminated Final Audition Episode 1
Emmanuel Tobias 29 Dallas, TX Dallas, TX Eliminated Final Audition Episode 1
Jefferson Musanda 25 Lynn, MA Brooklyn, NY 16th
Carrie Sleutskaya 24 Moscow, Russia Los Angeles, CA 15th
Angela Sum 32 Toronto, Canada Los Angeles, CA 14th
Hernan Lander 33 San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic New York, NY 13th
Mitchell Perry 25 Jacksonville, FL Ft. Lauderdale, FL 12th
Kristine Guico 26 Naperville, IL Brooklyn, NY 11th
Samantha Plasencia 27 San Antonio, TX San Antonio, TX 10th
Fäde zu Grau 45 Altdöbern, East Germany[3] Coral Gables, FL 9th
Sandhya Garg 28 Delhi, India Birmingham, AL 8th
Alexander Knox 22 Kankakee, IL Chicago, IL 7th
Korina Emmerich 28 Eugene, OR Brooklyn, NY 6th
Emily Payne 41 Temple, TX San Francisco, CA 5th
Charketa "Char" Glover 37 Detroit, MI Detroit, MI 4th
Kiniokahokula "Kini" Zamora 30 Kapolei, HI Honolulu, HI 3rd
Amanda Valentine* 32 Lincoln, NE Nashville, TN Runner-up
Sean Kelly 25 Wellington, New Zealand Brooklyn, NY Winner

*Amanda Valentine, designer in Season 11 was voted back by fans to this season.

Designer Progress[edit]

Designer Elimination Table
Designers 11 22 33 4 54 65 7 8 9 10 11 126 13 14 Eliminated Episode
Sean IN IN LOW LOW WIN WIN HIGH WIN LOW IN LOW HIGH ADV WINNER 14 - Finale, Part 2
Amanda HIGH WIN IN WIN HIGH IN HIGH IN IN LOW HIGH HIGH ADV RUNNER-UP
Kini IN IN IN HIGH HIGH HIGH LOW WIN WIN HIGH WIN HIGH ADV 3RD PLACE
Char HIGH IN IN IN IN SAFE IN IN HIGH LOW LOW LOW ADV 4TH PLACE
Emily IN IN HIGH IN IN HIGH IN LOW LOW HIGH HIGH OUT 12 - Fashion Week: Who's In & Who's Out
Korina IN HIGH IN IN LOW IN WIN LOW HIGH WIN OUT 11 - The Highest Bidder
Alexander IN IN LOW HIGH IN LOW LOW IN IN OUT 10 - Muse on the Street
Sandhya WIN LOW WIN IN IN LOW IN HIGH OUT 9 - American Girl Doll
Fäde IN IN IN IN IN HIGH IN OUT 8 - The Rainway
Samantha IN IN IN IN IN LOW OUT 7 - Priceless Runway
Kristine IN HIGH HIGH LOW OUT 5 - The Klum of Doom
Mitchell LOW IN IN IN OUT
Hernan IN LOW IN OUT 4 - A Suitable Twist
Angela LOW IN OUT 3 - Welcome to the Future
Carrie IN OUT 2 - Unconventional Movie Nite
Jefferson OUT 1 - The Judges Decide
Emmanuel OUT
Nzinga OUT
Tim OUT
^1 : In episode 1, Tim Navarro, Nzinga Knight, and Emmanuel Tobias were the 3 designers who were eliminated before the final 16 were officially participants of the show.
^2 : In episode 2, the judges thought Sandhya had the weakest look on her team, which had the lowest score. She could have gone home if she didn't have immunity.
^3 : In episode 3, Heidi stated that Amanda was lucky to have immunity because none of the judges liked her look.
^4 : In episode 5, two designers were eliminated: Mitchell and Kristine.
^5 : In episode 7, Tim Gunn decided to retroactively use his "Tim Gunn Save" on Char, canceling out her elimination in episode 6.
^6 : In episode 12, there was no winner announced in the challenge. Heidi only announced that Kini, Sean, Amanda and Char will go to fashion week. But the critique shows the judges like the work by Kini, Sean and Amanda.
     The designer won Project Runway Season 13.
     The designer advanced to Fashion Week.
     The designer won the challenge.
     The designer came in second but did not win the challenge.
     The designer had one of the highest scores for that challenge, but did not win.
     The designer had one of the lowest scores for that challenge, but was not eliminated.
     The designer was in the bottom two, but was not eliminated.
     The designer lost and was eliminated from the competition.
     The designer lost, but was brought back to the competition by Tim Gunn.
     The designer failed in the final auditions.
Model Elimination Table
Model 1 2 3 4 5 6 71 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Alisar SG SG SG SG SG SG SG SG - - SK SK SK WINNER
Nikola JM AV AV AV AV AV AV AV - - AV AV AV 2ND PLACE
Lea SK SK SK SK KZ KZ KZ KZ - - KZ, AV KZ KZ 3RD PLACE
Bella MP MP MP MP MP OUT CG CG - - CG CG CG 4TH PLACE
Angelica CG CG CG CG SK SK SK SK - - - SK OUT
Jasmine R. EP EP EP EP EP EP EP EP - - EP EP OUT
Alexandria KE KE KE KE KE KE KE KE - - KE OUT
Nea AK AK AK AK AK AK AK AK - - KE OUT
Jasmine A. FG FG FG FG FG FG FG FG - - CG OUT
Brianna HL HL HL HL SP SP SP OUT KZ OUT
Christabel KZ KZ KZ KZ CG CG OUT
DJ KG KG KG KG KG OUT
Ashley SP SP SP SP OUT
Rachel AS AS AS OUT
Ploy CS CS OUT
Camille AV OUT
^1 : In episode 7, Bella replaces Christabel. Previews[4] show Bella continuing.
  • In episode 9 & 10, the models were not needed in the challenge.
     The model won Project Runway Season 13.
     The model wore the winning design that challenge.
     The model wore the design that came in second.
     The model wore the design with one of the highest scores.
     The model wore the design that had one of the lowest scores.
     The model wore the design that landed in the bottom two.
     The model wore the losing design that challenge.
     The model was eliminated.
     The model was out, but was brought back.

Models

  • Alexandria Serafini
  • Alisar Ailabouni
  • Angelica Guillen-Jimenez
  • Brianna Mellon
  • Christabel Campbell
  • Jasmine Rivers
  • Jasmine Agnew
  • Lea Mihevc
  • Nea McLin
  • Nikola Anderson
  • Bella Davis
  • DJ Smith
  • Ashley Rossi
  • Rachel McCray
  • Ploy Supawetvehon
  • Camille Annise-Lewis

Designer Legend

  • Alexander Knox: AK
  • Amanda Valentine: AV
  • Angela Sum: AS
  • Carrie Sleutskaya: CS
  • Char Glover: CG
  • Emily Payne: EP
  • Fäde Zu Grau: FG
  • Hernan Lander: HL
  • Jefferson Musanda: JM
  • Kini Zamora: KZ
  • Korina Emmerich: KE
  • Kristine Guico: KG
  • Mitchell Perry: MP
  • Samantha Plasencia: SP
  • Sandhya Garg: SG
  • Sean Kelly: SK

Episodes[edit]

Episode 0: Road to the Runway[edit]

Original airdate: July 24, 2014

  • This was a special episode during which Tim Gunn shared how the Season 13 designers were chosen. First there was a nationwide casting call where hundreds of aspiring ones submitted their portfolios and home videos. From there the most promising designers were invited to audition before a panel of judges which included Gunn and Project Runway alums Mondo Guerra (Season 8 runner-up and winner of the first PR: All Stars), Laura Kathleen Planck (Season 9), Anthony Ryan Auld (Season 9 and winner of the second PR: All Stars), Nick Verreos (Season 2 and winning mentor on Under the Gunn) and Dmitry Sholokhov (Season 10 winner). Eighteen designers were selected for the final audition on Episode 1. Of note is that Emily, Kini, Korina and Tim had unsuccessfully tried out for past seasons of PR.

Episode 1: The Judges Decide[edit]

Original airdate: July 24, 2014

  • On the Season 13 opener the 18 designers selected pre-season must face one final audition before landing one of 15 coveted spots on the series. We then learn that Amanda Valentine from Season 11 is the #RunwayRedemption winner having received more fan votes than both Ken Lawrence and Alexander Pope from Season 12.
  • For the Episode 1 challenge the 16 designers were given a trunk of six random fabrics and tasked with creating a look that would represent their spring collection if they made it to New York Fashion Week. Each designer was allowed to barter and exchange fabric with the other designers. The winner received immunity.
  • Guest Judge: Julie Bowen
  • WINNER: Sandhya
  • ELIMINATED: Tim, Nzinga and Emmanuel after the final audition -and- Jefferson for the Episode 1 challenge

Episode 2: Unconventional Movie Nite[edit]

Original airdate: July 31, 2014

  • The designers visit a local movie theater, then must produce a look from unconventional materials found in the theater and on a movie set. The designers worked in teams of 3 to create a cohesive mini-collection.
Team Name Team Members
Silver Kristine, Korina, Amanda
Blue Angela, Fade, Sean
Purple Mitchell, Char, Kini
Green Samantha, Emily, Alexander
Red Sandhya, Carrie, Hernan

Episode 3: Welcome to the Future[edit]

Original airdate: August 7, 2014

  • The designers use their past memories to create a look for the future and can be photographed in Marie Claire Magazine in the next 20 years.
  • Guest Judge: Anne Fulenwider & Amanda de Cadenet
  • WINNER: Sandhya
  • ELIMINATED: Angela

Episode 4: A Suitable Twist[edit]

Original airdate: August 14, 2014

  • This was the Red Robin Challenge. The designers must revamp men's vintage suits to create looks for the modern woman. Since Sandhya won the last challenge, she got to choose her suit first. Then she got to choose every suit for every person. Many were happy and some were upset, especially Hernan and Mitchell.
  • Guest Judge: Bethany Mota
  • WINNER: Amanda
  • ELIMINATED: Hernan

Episode 5: The Klum of Doom[edit]

Original airdate: August 21, 2014

  • The designers fashion a look for host Heidi Klum to wear to the Emmys. When Heidi and Tim made the trips around the workroom, Heidi was not satisfied. Heidi then allowed the designers to go to Mood to buy more fabric to revamp or redo their garments.
  • Guest Judge: Lindsey Vonn
  • WINNER: Sean
  • ELIMINATED: Mitchell and Kristine

Episode 6: Rock the Wedding[edit]

Original airdate: August 28, 2014

  • The designers working in pairs to create unconventional wedding dresses and reception looks.
  • Guest Judge: Dita Von Teese & Chiara Ferragni
  • WINNER: Sean
  • ELIMINATED: Char

Episode 7: Priceless Runway[edit]

Original airdate: September 4, 2014

  • Pieces of Chopard jewelry inspire looks. Also: The designers visit a museum exhibit featuring the work of designer Charles James. Tim uses his 'Tim Gunn Save' to bring back Char, after having not done so immediately following her elimination from the competition the previous week.
  • Guest Judge: Caroline Scheufele
  • SAVED: Char
  • WINNER: Korina
  • ELIMINATED: Samantha

Episode 8: The Rainway[edit]

Original airdate: September 11, 2014

  • The designers create avant-garde styles that must stand up to the elements, particularly rain.
  • Guest Judge: Caitlin Fitzgerald
  • WINNER: Sean & Kini
  • ELIMINATED: Fäde

Episode 9: American Girl Doll[edit]

Original airdate: September 18, 2014

  • The designers try to deliver stylish, age-appropriate looks inspired by American Girl dolls.
  • Guest Judge: Elisabeth Moss & Heather Northrop
  • WINNER: Kini
  • ELIMINATED: Sandhya

Episode 10: Muse on the Street[edit]

Original airdate: September 25, 2014

  • The clothiers seek their muse in the form of a complete stranger found on the streets of New York City. Here, they must convince the muses to undergo makeovers while creating looks for them.
  • Guest Judge: Asha Leo & Michelle Monaghan
  • WINNER: Korina
  • ELIMINATED: Alexander

Episode 11: The Highest Bidder[edit]

Original airdate: October 2, 2014

  • The designers pair up into teams of two and bid on storage containers. They must make three looks from the contents. After winner and "safes" are revealed, Bottom 2 are given one hour to create a new garment from scratch.
  • Guest Judge: Christian Siriano
  • WINNER: Kini
  • ELIMINATED: Korina

Episode 12: Fashion Week: Who's In & Who's Out[edit]

Original airdate: October 9, 2014

  • The competition heats up when a challenge determines which contestants will go to Fashion Week. Dual challenges include a street-inspired look and refashioning a losing look from previous weeks. Included: Eliminated designers return to the workroom.
  • Guest Judge: Shay Mitchell
  • ADVANCED TO FASHION WEEK: Kini, Sean, Amanda, Char
  • ELIMINATED: Emily

Episode 13: Finale, Part 1[edit]

Original airdate: October 16, 2014

  • In Part 1 of the two-part Season 13 finale, the designers head to Rome with Tim Gunn for inspiration and to shop for fabric.
  • Guest Judge: None

Episode 14: Finale, Part 2[edit]

Original airdate: October 23, 2014

  • In the conclusion of the two-part Season 13 finale, the still-standing designers present their collections at New York Fashion Week, after which the winner is named.
  • Guest Judge: Emmy Rossum
  • WINNER: Sean
  • ELIMINATED: Amanda (2nd place), Kini (3rd place), Char (4th place)

Episode 15: Reunion[edit]

Original airdate: October 30, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Project Runway Designers", Project Runway Official Site. Lifetime Television. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Meet the Project Runway Season 13 Designers". TomAndLorenzo.com. July 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bio for Fäde Zu Grau". ProjectRunway.com. August 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Project Runway: Coming Up on Episode 8 of Project Runway Season 13", Project Runway Official Site. Lifetime Television. First look on rainway, viewed September 5, 2014.

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