Runway Recap: Episode 1

Runway Recap: Episode 1

Take a closer look at all the fabulous designs from the runway inspired by our four judges' defining fashion moments. 

By Andrew Herrmann

The Project Runway Season 17 premiere is here! And what better way to kick off the season than with a challenge to help us get to know our judges Nina Garcia, Karlie Kloss, Elaine Welteroth, and Brandon Maxwell a little bit better? The designers were tasked with creating a look inspired by our judges' defining fashion moment. With mentor Christian Siriano's critiques, were our designers able to bring their A-game? Take a look and judge for yourself!

(Warning: Spoilers below!)

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Nadine Ralliford 

Nadine Ralliford's Episode 1 Design

Model: Christine

Rakan Shams Aldeen

Rakan Shams Aldeen Episode 1 Design

Model: Carmen

Jamall Osterholm

Jamall Osterholm Episode 1 Design

Model: Thijin

Bishme Cromartie

Bishme Cromartie's Episode 1 Look

Model: Lauren

Garo Sparo

Garo Sparo Episode 1 Look

Model: Sarah

Sonia Kasparian

Sonia Kasparian's Episode 1 Look

Model: Sonia

Sebastian Grey

Sebastian Grey's Episode 1 Look

Model: Natalia

Afa Ah Loo

Afa Ah Loo's Episode 1 Look

Model: Britney

Hester Sunshine

Hester Sunshine's Episode 1 Look

Model: Aviana

Kovid Kapoor

Kovid Kapoor's Episode 1 Look

Model: Mimi

Lowest Scores

Lela Orr

Lela Orr's Episode 1 Look

Model: Lexa

Frankie Lewis

Frankie Lewis' Episode 1 Look

Model: Kate

Cavanagh Baker (Eliminated)

Cavanagh Baker's Episode 1 Look

Model: Asia

Highest Scores

Venny Etienne

Venny Etienne's Episode 1 Look

Model: Yuen

Renee Hill

Renee Hill's Episode 1 Look

Model: Nora

Tessa Clark (Winner)

Tessa Clark's Episode 1 Look

Model: Paula

Can't wait for next week's episode? Get an exclusive sneak peek now!

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