Burning Questions

May we present season 5 winner of Project Runway- Leanne Marshall!

Oct 16, 20080

Bravotv.com: How did you feel when you won?
I was just in shock for a good couple of minutes after Heidi called my name. I was exhausted and exhilarated. It was the most amazing moment of my life.

Bravotv.com: Were you shocked by the result?
I was shocked. It was a big shock. I had hoped and I had my fingers crossed but it had been a long week and I was really sleep deprived so I didn't know.

Bravotv.com: What are you going to do with the money?
Going straight to the horse races... No, I'm actually going to re-locate to New York to further develop my clothing line. I'm actually going to hire some people to help me and hopefully show at fashion week again.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of the criticism the judges had for you?
I definitely would have had a lot more variety. I just always had in my mind, throughout doing the collection, to keep it really cohesive. Creating it I had so many different ideas and I started to go off on tangents so I was thinking that I can't do too many things with such a small collection, I had to keep it cohesive.

40 comments
Sacramento
Sacramento

Been watching the All Stars and Kenley didn't make it to the finals been thinking Mondo will win but his attitude and working ethic needs some working on if he wants people to want to work with him I think that was Kenleys downfall. Congratulations on your win LeeAnn and when are we going to see your clothes in stores?

Lian Herz
Lian Herz

Hi! i was just so happy and relieved that horrible kenley did not won! i thought you where the best out of all, congrats!!

Dad
Dad

Hey Annie,what can I say,youve shown the world what you can do.I`m so proud of you.And through some very trying times

ery
ery

I'm very excited and impressed with the collection introduced by Leanne. She has created the most beautiful outfit for ladies. She's ideas no one of previous season could be on the same level fashion design transformation. See you in the next show

flor
flor

good for you leanne you are faboluos

viviana fernandez, chile
viviana fernandez, chile

hi, i'm from chile and i just watch the final show, it was amazing and i'm happy that you'd won because your designs are chic, girly, with glamour and style, more important i can see your signature, your point of view. i hope you can read this although you won few months ago, but it's never late to receive one more congratulation.

Lynne Hanson
Lynne Hanson

Hi Leanne,

I loved all of your designs and you have a definate style all your own! A native New Yorker, now living in England, I had taken two years of fashion design many, many years ago and wished I had continued my career in fashion - never give up - you are truly a winner. All the best!

Pia
Pia

Hey Leanne! I want more Project Runway! ´cause i have so much fun when i looked the serie!!! On People & Arts Channel Start to Show the 3TH Season ( i think) Well!!! I Want To see the 6th Season Please!! Well, Good Work For All Designers! And in the future I Want to be on Project Runway Like You! ( I´m 13 years!) Well Kisisse Pia From Uruguay

Francisca
Francisca

CONGRATULATIONS FROM CHILE! I saw all the season, you are a amazing designer with a interesting creativity! Don't loose your talent, only that can keep you in.

Bye!

carlos
carlos

Hi my is carlos I from Argentina I am Fashion Design too . I saw all your garment are very pritty . Your style is very avant-garde . You are very talent persons.

carlos

Kyle Ward
Kyle Ward

someone needs to make a menswear season or even a menswear episode happen there at project runway. menswear needs a project runway to develop more options for men to approach par in this fashionable world

MAR MIRIAM
MAR MIRIAM

LEANNE, NEVER HAD A CHANCE TO CONGRATULATE YOU FOR SUCH AN AMAZING COLLECTION. YOU CHALLENGED YOURSELF TO STEP-UP ON EACH AND EVERY DESIGN YOU PRESENTED TO THE JUDGES. CLEAN, SIMPLE, MODERN, COMFORTABLE, MONOCROMATIC, ELEGANT AND ARTISTIC DESIGNS SET YOU ASIDE FROM OTHERS. NEXT STEP FOR YOU... PARIS SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE MOST TALENTED DESIGNERS OF THE WORLD!

WATCHING SEASON 6 NOW YOUR PATTERNS AND DESINGS WERE SO AHEAD OF TIME... STILL BY FAR YOU HAVE BEEN THE MOST TALENTED DESIGNER!!!

Vari
Vari

Congratulations!! I wanted you win... and you did!! I liked almost of your designs in the tv show. I like your style and I think you are very creative. Good Luck Leanne!!!

Claudia Andrello
Claudia Andrello

Hi I love your clothes. I´m from Brasil, and as soon as the program started, I knew that you will winn!!!!!! Claudia

Viewer
Viewer

Although I have such tremendous respect for each and every one of the designers that have been on Project Runway, I am however thinking I will probably not watch the show again. In my opinion, the decisions made by the judges for some of the winners on the show have been biased and not based on the true talents of the contestants. There has been more than one season finale that I have watched and the winner was chosen and my mouth dropped to the floor in disbelief at the winner. I have really lost respect for what exactly the show truly represents.

Viewer
Viewer

Although I have such tremendous respect for each and every one of the designers that have been on Project Runway, I am however thinking I will probably not watch the show again. In my opinion, the decisions made by the judges for some of the winners on the show have been biased and not based on the true talents of the contestants. There has been more than one season finale that I have watched and the winner was chosen and my mouth dropped to the floor in disbelief at the winner. I have really lost respect for what exactly the show truly represents.

Julie
Julie

Saw your winning collection at the FIDM Gallery yesterday; it is installed as the finale in the exhibit. My daughter and I loved it and seeing it all close up was amazing. All of the other pieces from the variety of Emmy-winning shows was really something, but seeing your work was devine. Keep it up and do you have any advice for young people interested in attending FIDM? And affording it?

Valia
Valia

Hi! I just want to ask where can i find ( on the web ) Jeffrey's Sibilia from season 3 colection?

I love project runway!!!

Fabian Forbes
Fabian Forbes

Hello my name is Fabian Forbes.I wanted to know how did you sign up for Project Runway.What was the task that you had to do in order to get accepted to the show. I am 17 years old and a upcoming designer,is that to young to sign up for the show for next year?

THANK YOU

Ana Campos
Ana Campos

I Leanne ! I´m from Portugal and i see the show from here and i love your collection good look for the next one i´m waiting...

Catherina Sanders
Catherina Sanders

Hello Leanne,

First of all, congratulations!!!!! Only now I saw all Project Runway (the 5th season) in my country. I'd like to see all programs. What I have to say to you Leanne, is that continue to believe in yourself with all of strength that you have. Never forget to study and evoluting as a designer. That is the way that can bring real to you all of your dreams. Continue to be a fighter. Kisses,

Catherina Sanders

Josie
Josie

Congratulations, Leanne. I love your collections. They are just amazing~~~. I love you as person, you are such a charming girl. keep it up~~~

Craig
Craig

Wow,Congratulation to Leanne, I am from Taiwan, and I saw the show on TV. I really love your design. Maybe you can visit Taiwan someday.

ViewerReasie Lee
ViewerReasie Lee

I am a freelance desifner myself and altho I liked a couple of Leanne's designs but I do not think she should have won. Korto's and Kenley's collection looked better than what Leanne put out there and I think the judges knew it but they just COULD'NT let a black person win. I am anxious to see what season 6 will bring. I hope the judges will be fair this time. Reba

Yvette
Yvette

Leanne I liked you as a person but your clothes were very boring,who were you designing for your Grandmother? I've been watching this show from the beginning and I'm wondering when are some of the very talented African American designers going to win? Korto keep your head up your designs were clearly the best.

Adriana
Adriana

Congratulations, Leanne. Your collection was the best, and unique. The judges know what they are doing, that's why you won. I loved the other designer's collection also, but yours was better.

PS: I like Tim so much!!!!

Tal
Tal

wow in Israel the final still not was,i waiting to see it.

jean
jean

Although project runway season 5 shown late in our country, and ever since I saw the zodiac inspired challenge, I have always loved your designs leanne!

You now serve as one of my greatest inspiration whenever I design clothes! more power to you! =)

mymim
mymim

from thailand bangkok. I'm glad to she.I think she must first win since then.Do you have a design your own confidence and you and I are confident in yourself.

I love you.

mymim

maia
maia

I'm so happy Leanne won if i was old anof i would wear her line of clothing i love making clothes it's my dream but my mum says that im to young im 9 hope i go on project run way.

Julia
Julia

This was the strongest final ever - the three best collections I've ever seen! I know Kenley struggled with critical review, but to me, she is the most creative designer. I loved her use of colour, artwork and fun. With a collection of judges who favour muted uniform colours, she really didn't stand a chance - nor did Korto for that matter. What particularly upset me in this series, was how mean Leanne, Korto and Jerrel could be to Kenley. I liked Leanne from the outset, but the way she sniggered with her model and the way all three designers ganged up on Kenley was excruciating to watch. I think they'd find criticism hard to deal with had they been so isolated. I'm afraid I lost my respect for all of them, though Korto did at least have the manners to try to turn things around. Leanne, I think you need to change your attitude to regain my respect - it marred your otherwise attractive collection. Kenley, darling Kenley, we didn't all grow to dislike you . . . I think you and your clothes are simply beautiful, fun, exciting and zestful . . . a lot like you!

Shay
Shay

When I saw that you had won I was so happy for you! I deff thought you deserved to win! Although I loved Jerrell and Korto you were deff my fav! So glad Kenley didn't win :)

Fae
Fae

congrats to Leanne....she had a very beautiful collection, was definitely the underdog. i cannot wait for season 6.

Michael
Michael

Leanne; you were by far my favorite designer. Your clothes are so creative and beautiful. I was absolutely thrilled as the season went on to see, at least it appeared to me, your confidence soar and the quality of your clothing soared along with it. You were the only designer, in my opinion, whose work seemed to improve as the season went on. Korto, Kenley, and Jerell did well most of the time but I never saw really any improvement. I am really glad you won and I wish you all the success in the world.

Viewer
Viewer

Glad Leanne won she has lots of talent...why not get a new look...you look so down all the time start with a new hair do.. your hair is a mess and wear some up beat clothing. Ash for Tim's help..please

I wanted Kenley to WIN!!!
I wanted Kenley to WIN!!!

I still can't believe that the judges chose Leanne instead of Kenley!! It's been a great disappointment. It is such a shame that Kenley didn't win! I wish Kenley all the best.

lovely
lovely

congrats to leanne! glad that the arrogant kenley did not win.

will miss project runway! looking forward to the next season.

leia
leia

Oh god, I can't believe the show is over. I've been a huge fan of the show since it aired in the Philippines.I really responded well to Leanne's collection. It was well-executed and one-of-a kind. I mean, I've never seen anything like it before. Good job girl! ; )

Patricia
Patricia

More Runway please!!!! It's fascinating to see what the creative and talented designers come up with. It is very inspiring and I look forward to watching it.