Season 1 Episodes

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Fashion Week

Season 1, Episode 11 - Air Date: 2/23/2005
After months at home to prepare the final moment has come. The final three have their shot to show the world their collections.
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Reunion Show

Season 1, Episode 10 - Air Date: 2/16/2005
A special reunion episode, the 12 designers all reunite to talk about what happened behind the scenes on Project Runway.
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Design for the Red Carpet

Season 1, Episode 9 - Air Date: 2/9/2005
This week's challenge is to design a dress for the host of Access Hollywood, Nancy O’Dell. Nancy will help judge the runway and wear the winning design on the red carpet at the 2005 Grammy Awards.
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Postal Uniform Challenge

Season 1, Episode 8 - Air Date: 2/2/2005
Instead of another assignment, Heidi gives the five finalists each brown paper packages containing the key to their next challenge, which they are not allowed to open until the next morning.
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Design a Collection

Season 1, Episode 7 - Air Date: 1/26/2005
As one group, the designers will create a collection, one carrying the theme "the year 2055”. One designer is to lead, taking responsibility for the overall vision, while each designer will sketch and create an outfit of his or her own for the line.
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Making a Splash

Season 1, Episode 6 - Air Date: 1/19/2005
This next assignment goes a direction not yet seen in this competition. The designers will be designing swimsuits that are functional enough to swim in the pool, yet sophisticated enough to wear to a fashion-industry party.
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"Model" Clients

Season 1, Episode 5 - Air Date: 1/12/2005
The designers learn that their selected model will be their client, and they must design a wedding dress of their model's dreams.
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Season 1, Episode 4 - Air Date: 1/5/2005
Rock singer Sarah Hudson makes a special appearance. All of the designers show them their prospective Rock N' Roll designs and Sarah picks the three whose designs she liked best: Jay, Kevin, and Austin's.
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Commercial Appeal

Season 1, Episode 3 - Air Date: 12/15/2004
The designers finally have to decide something actually wearable. For this challenge, the designers must create a party dress that could appeal to Banana Republic's customers.
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Season 1, Episode 2 - Air Date: 12/8/2004
Another day begins, and the designers are to design a dress that represents 'Envy'. As they finish, the designers are surprisedly told that their dresses will be put for sale in a private auction, with whomever gets the most bids winning the challenge.
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Season 1, Episode 1 - Air Date: 12/1/2004
The 14 hopefuls all meet up in New York and are given their first assignment: Innovation. Taken to a place where they are said to get their materials, the designers are shocked to see it is a grocery store.