Project Runway: The Season 9 Scorecard

In preparation for tonight’s Project Runway finale, let’s take a look back at Season 9, in all its glory.

Don’t forget to tally your own stats of how often the judges disagreed with your (obviously superior) opinions of who’s in and who’s out.

Episode 1: Come As You Are
The designers must transform the pajamas they are wearing and one bed sheet into an outfit of their choice.

Diva’s and Judges’ Winner: Bert

Photo: Lifetime

Diva’s and Judges’ Loser: Rafael

Photo: Lifetime

Episode 2: My Pet Project
The designers must create an outfit using only materials found in a pet supply store.

Diva’s and Judges’ Winner: Olivier

Photo: Lifetime

Diva’s Loser: Julie

Photo: Lucky

Judges’ Loser: Josh C.

Photo: Tom & Lorenzo

Episode 3: Go Big or Go Home
In teams of two, the designers must create outfits for professional stilt walkers

Diva’s Winners: Becky and Kimberly

Photo: Lifetime

Judges’ Winner: Laura

Photo: Lifetime

Diva’s and Judges’ Loser: Fallene

Photo: Lifetime

Episode 4: All About Nina
The designers must create a day-to-evening look for Nina Garcia, to be featured in a Marie Claire editorial and taxicab ad.

Diva’s Winner: Viktor

Photo: Lifetime

Judges’ Winner: Kimberly

Photo: Lifetime

Diva’s and Judges’ Loser: Julie

Photo: Lifetime

Episode 5: Off the Track
In teams of three, the designers must create apparel to wear with a Heidi Klum for New Balance sneaker, to be sold as part of Heidi’s collection on Amazon.com.

Diva’s Winner: Viktor

Photo: Lifetime

Judges’ Winners: Viktor (see above) and Josh Eyebrows (even though it was Anya’s look)

Photo: Lifetime

Diva’s and Judges’ Loser: Danielle

Photo: Lifetime

Episode 6: The Art of the Matter
The designers must design an avant-garde look inspired by a student’s artwork.

Diva’s Winner: Kimberly

Photo: Lifetime

Judges’ Winner: Anthony Ryan

Photo: Lifetime

Diva’s and Judges’ Loser: Josh C.

Photo: Lifetime

Episode 7: Can’t We All Just Get Along?
In teams of five, the designers must create their own prints and utilize three different prints in a five-piece collection.

Diva’s Winner: Viktor

Photo: Lifetime

Judges’ Winner: Anya

Photo: Lifetime

Diva’s and Judges’ Loser: Becky

Photo: Lifetime

Episode 8: What Women Want
The designers must design a look for their male clients’ female significant others.

Diva’s and Judges’ Winner: Josh Eyebrows

Photo: Lifetime

Diva’s and Judges’ Loser: Bryce

Photo: Lifetime

Episode 9: Image is Everything
In teams of four, the designers must create a look for a member of The Sheepdogs, an up-and-coming band, to be worn by the musician at a Rolling Stone event.

Diva’s and Judges’ Winner: Viktor

Photo: Lifetime

Diva’s Loser: Anya

Photo: Lifetime

Judges’ Loser: Olivier

Photo: Lifetime

Episode 10: Sew 70s
The designers must create two modern looks inspired by the sophisticated 1970s.

Diva’s Winner: Viktor

Photo: Lifetime

Judges’ Winner: Anya

Photo: Lifetime

Diva’s Loser: Bert

Photo: Lifetime

Judges’ Loser: Anthony Ryan

Photo: Lifetime

Episode 11: This is for the Birds
In a head-to-head competition with each designer pitted against another, the designers must create a look inspired by a bird.

Diva’s Winner: Kimberly

Photo: Lifetime

Judges’ Winner: Anya

Photo: Lifetime

Diva’s and Judges’ Loser: Bert

Photo: Lifetime

Episode 12: The Finale Challenge
The designers must create three looks inspired by Governor’s Island, using assistance from the five most recently eliminated contestants.

Diva’s Winner: Viktor

Photo: Lifetime

Judges’ Winner: Anya

Photo: Lifetime

Diva’s Loser: Josh

Photo: Lifetime

Judges’ Loser: Laura

Photo: Lifetime

By the Numbers

Diva and Judges agreed on 4 out of 12 wins and 8 out of 12 eliminations.

The Finalists’ Portfolios

Anya’s Portfolio

Photo: Tom & Lorenzo

Overall: a poorly sewn, under-designed portfolio with maybe two good looks in it. But in spite of that, I wouldn’t put it past the judges to give the undeserving beauty queen the win.
Favorites: Row 3, Look 1 and Row 4, Look 2

Kimberly’s Portfolio

Photo: Tom & Lorenzo

Overall: Too repetitive, and the construction isn’t perfect, but she’s not afraid of color or volume.
Favorites: Row 2, Look 3 and Row 5, Look 1.

Joshua’s Portfolio

Photo: Tom & Lorenzo

Overall: It’s tacky but well-constructed, and he shows a little more range than I originally thought.
Favorites: Row 2, Look 1 and Row 3, Look 2

Viktor’s Portfolio

Photo: Tom & Lorenzo

Overall: His construction skills can’t be matched. His work is wearable and sellable, but also chic and stylish.
Favorites: Row 2, Look 1 and Row 3, Look 1.

How did your favorite and least favorite designers fare? And who will take home the grand prize tonight? Leave your predictions in the comments!


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