With the exception of season 1 because at the time I didn’t really know what it was, I’ve watched every single season of Project Runway. Well, like most PR fans I like to block season 11 out of my mind because those group challenges were just the worst, but still, I’ve seen every season. But I think we can all agree that the best season of Project Runway was season 4, the one with Christian Siriano. Let’s stroll down memory lane with the greatest moments from PR season 4, and then don’t forget to watch the Project Runway season 12 finale tonight at 9pm on Lifetime!
Season 4 came off the tails of season 3, obviously, which was also a memorable one. Uli, Laura and Mychael Knight are still some of the show’s most famous designers! But the season 4 bunch was made up of some of the most out-there contestants ever. Like Elisa Jimenez. She was the one whose sewing method involved spitting on the garments and in general she was a bit strange. Like her exit interview here? I don’t even really know.
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I loved the second episode of the season where the designers had to design a piece for Sarah Jessica Parker‘s then-clothing line, Bitten. It’s like they had never seen a celebrity before! I mean, they probably hadn’t ever seen a celebrity before but still, their reaction to working with her was amazing.
Rami, who made it to the final 3 of season 4, is still to this day one of my favorite designers ever on the show. That grecian draping technique he always did? Teach me it, dude! His final collection was everything:
And the avant-garde challenge of season 4 was just the best. Chris March and Christian Siriano were paired up and somehow made this ridiculously gorgeous gown in 2 days and with only $300. Pure talent.
But the most unforgettable moment of season 4 was the prom dress episode where designers were matched up with real teens that they had to design dresses for. Christian was in the bottom for like the first time ever and almost got sent home after sending out this ratchet brown mini that the girl absolutely hated. He cried so much when the judges were so mean to him on the runway. It was so sad.
But it didn’t matter, because Christian was still the stand-out of that season. He won the whole damn competition and he also won $10,00 for being the Fan Favorite and he was only 21 years old at the time!! His fierceness totally paid off.
And oh, can we acknowledge that the guest judge for the season 4 finale was VICTORIA BECKHAM? And then after he won, Posh told Christian that she would be “honored to wear any piece of your clothing?” That is all.
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