Show cover for Project Runway

The Best Episodes of Project Runway

Every episode of Project Runway ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Project Runway!

Aspiring fashion designers compete for a chance to break into the industry. Each week, a designer is eliminated from the competition after exhibiting their work in front of a judges' panel.

Genre:Reality
Networks:LifetimeBravo

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Project Runway" is "The Rainway", rated 8.6/10 from 54 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "The Rainway" aired on 9/11/2014 and is rated 0.5 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Final Runway".

  • The Rainway
    8.6/10 54 votes

    #1 - The Rainway

    Season 13 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-09-11

    The designers are challenged to create an avant-garde look that must be able to withstand the water elements of Project Runway's first "rain"-way. They have $300 and two days to complete their garments.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Final Runway
    8.1/10 39 votes

    #2 - The Final Runway

    Season 17 Episode 14 - Aired 2019-06-13

    In the conclusion of the finale, the remaining contestants ready their collections for the runway. They have $300 and four days to finish their looks. Then they present their lines to industry insiders and the judges in order to be crowned the winner.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A "Little" Avant Garde
    8.0/10 47 votes

    #3 - A "Little" Avant Garde

    Season 16 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-10-12

    The designers are asked to create an avant-garde look inspired by Shopkins Shoppies characters. They have $300 and one day to complete the challenge.

    Director: Rich Kim

    Writer: N/A

  • The Last Straw
    8.0/10 36 votes

    #4 - The Last Straw

    Season 19 Episode 9 - Aired 2021-12-16

    For this unconventional challenge, the designers are asked to create an elegant cocktail dress using materials from an actual cocktail bar. They have two days to complete their looks.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Uncut Hems
    8.0/10 22 votes

    #5 - Uncut Hems

    Season 20 Episode 8 - Aired 2023-07-27

    It’s the halfway point and the designers are hitting the road to a denim explosion; in a throwback challenge, they’ll create all denim looks while competing in head-to-head battles where only one designer can be safe from elimination.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • There's a Pattern Here
    7.9/10 39 votes

    #6 - There's a Pattern Here

    Season 8 Episode 10 - Aired 2010-09-30

    The contestants must create their own fabric designs for a look to be inspired by a moment from their past. They have $100 for supplemental fabric and two days to complete their garments.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Models Off Duty
    7.8/10 48 votes

    #7 - Models Off Duty

    Season 16 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-09-21

    With the models as their clients, the designers are asked to create a street style look for them. They have $200 and one day to complete the challenge.

    Director: Rich Kim

    Writer: N/A

  • The Ultimate Faceoff
    7.8/10 46 votes

    #8 - The Ultimate Faceoff

    Season 16 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-09-28

    Working in pairs, the designers must use men's fabrics and styles to create a fashion-forward Fall outfit for their female models. They have $100 per team for supplemental fabric and one day to complete the challenge.

    Director: Rich Kim

    Writer: N/A

  • Finale: Part 2
    7.8/10 39 votes

    #9 - Finale: Part 2

    Season 16 Episode 14 - Aired 2017-11-16

    In the conclusion of the finale, the remaining contestants ready their collections for the runway. Then they present their lines to industry insiders at Fashion Week.

    Director: Ryan Bunnell

    Writer: N/A

  • Toying With Fashion
    7.8/10 30 votes

    #10 - Toying With Fashion

    Season 20 Episode 3 - Aired 2023-06-22

    The all-stars are tasked with creating a runway look using toys for FAO Schwarz.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Suitable Twist
    7.7/10 38 votes

    #11 - A Suitable Twist

    Season 13 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-08-14

    The designers are each assigned a man's vintage suit which will serve as the materials and inspiration for a high fashion look. They have $100 for supplemental fabric and one day to complete the challenge.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • An Unconventional Recycling
    7.7/10 50 votes

    #12 - An Unconventional Recycling

    Season 16 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-08-24

    In three teams, the designers are asked to create a high fashion, five-look collection out of recycled materials. They have one day to complete the challenge.

    Director: Rich Kim

    Writer: N/A

  • There's Snow Business Like Sew Business
    7.7/10 43 votes

    #13 - There's Snow Business Like Sew Business

    Season 16 Episode 12 - Aired 2017-11-02

    The runway is converted into a Winter Wonderland as the designers are tasked with creating a winter-themed look. They have $400 and two days to complete the challenge.

    Director: Rich Kim

    Writer: N/A

  • Fashion, Inside Out
    7.7/10 21 votes

    #14 - Fashion, Inside Out

    Season 20 Episode 7 - Aired 2023-07-20

    The jockstrap is back; the all-stars must create high-fashion looks featuring couture undergarments in this one-day challenge; fashion icons Sergio Hudson and Paulina Porizkova help separate the hot from the not.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The History of the American Girl
    7.6/10 35 votes

    #15 - The History of the American Girl

    Season 13 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-09-18

    The designers are tasked with creating modern, age-appropriate looks for a young girl based on the BeForever line of American Girl dolls. They have $150 and one day to complete the challenge.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Bold Innovation
    7.6/10 32 votes

    #16 - Bold Innovation

    Season 15 Episode 11 - Aired 2016-12-01

    The designers are tasked to create an avant-garde look using conventional fabric and unconventional metal materials. They have $150 and two days to complete the challenge.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • One Size Does Not Fit All
    7.6/10 53 votes

    #17 - One Size Does Not Fit All

    Season 16 Episode 1 - Aired 2017-08-17

    16 new designers arrive in New York City to compete to be the 16th winner of Project Runway. For their first challenge, the designers must create a red carpet look that showcases their fashion point-of- view. But the real surprise comes when the designers learn they will be working with models of all sizes this season. They have $300 and one day to complete their garments.

    Director: Rich Kim

    Writer: N/A

  • The Model As Muse
    7.6/10 27 votes

    #18 - The Model As Muse

    Season 19 Episode 12 - Aired 2022-01-20

    The must create editorial looks specifically inspired by internationally renowned model Coco Rocha. They are tasked to show their artistic range by delivering not only the perfect garment, but the perfect photograph to show it off. They have $800 and two days to complete the challenge.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Project Redemption
    7.6/10 31 votes

    #19 - Project Redemption

    Season 20 Episode 2 - Aired 2023-06-15

    For their first challenge of the competition, the designers have to rewrite history by reinventing the look that either got them eliminated or gave them the lowest score in their past, and turn it into a high-fashion moment for the runways of today.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Below Decked Out
    7.6/10 22 votes

    #20 - Below Decked Out

    Season 20 Episode 9 - Aired 2023-08-03

    Fan favorites from the cast of "Below Deck" walk the runway in the infamous Real Client Challenge; Real Housewife Luann de Lesseps and former Below Decker Kate Chastain guest judge to help the panel decide who will sink or swim.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Freedom
    7.6/10 21 votes

    #21 - Freedom

    Season 20 Episode 10 - Aired 2023-08-10

    For the first time, the final seven designers are given the freedom to design whatever they want; on the grand outdoor runway of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park, their daring "freedom looks" will be unveiled, rain or shine.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Haute Tech Couture
    7.5/10 42 votes

    #22 - Haute Tech Couture

    Season 14 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-09-17

    For this challenge, the designers are asked to create a modern, fashionable look using outdated technology. They have one day to complete their garments.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Runway's 3D!
    7.5/10 36 votes

    #23 - The Runway's 3D!

    Season 14 Episode 11 - Aired 2015-10-15

    Using New York City bridges (Queensboro, Manhattan, and Brooklyn) as inspiration, the designers must use 3D printing technology to create avant-garde looks. They have $200 and two days to complete the challenge.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • An Unconventional Launch Party
    7.5/10 39 votes

    #24 - An Unconventional Launch Party

    Season 15 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-09-15

    16 new designers arrive in New York with an eye to being named champion of Project Runway's 15th season. At the launch party, they are given their first challenge: use the party's spirit, aura, and vibe as inspiration (and the decorations as materials) for an outfit of their choosing. They have one day to complete their looks.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Just Fabulous!
    7.5/10 36 votes

    #25 - Just Fabulous!

    Season 15 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-09-22

    The designers must create an outfit to flatter all body types, with the winning look to be sold by JustFab.com. They have $150 and one day to complete the challenge.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A