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Project Runway Season 16 Episodes

15 Episodes 2017 - 2017

The 16th season of "Project Runway" brings together 16 fledgling designers competing for the show's Sweet Sixteen swag, which includes a luxury trip to Japan, a mentorship with JCPenney, a 2018 Lexus NX, a Marie Claire spread, and $100,000 cash. The season also marks the first time the show uses models of all sizes. Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn return to their hosting and mentorship duties, while Marie Claire's Nina Garcia and Brooks Brothers Women's Zac Posen rejoin Heidi at the judges' table. Olivia Munn, Katie Holmes, Demi Lovato, Georgina Chapman, Sophia Stallone, Kate Upton, and Maggie Q are among the season's star-studded array of guest judges.

Episode 1

One Size Does Not Fit All

Thu, Aug 17, 2017 60 mins

In the Season 16 premiere, the designers must create a red-carpet look that demonstrates their fashion point-of-view, but the real surprise comes when the designers learn they will be working with models of all sizes. Guest judge Olivia Munn joins.

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Episode 2

An Unconventional Recycling

Thu, Aug 24, 2017 60 mins

In their first team challenge, the designers struggle to make their voices heard. It is an unconventional materials challenge and many of them stumble when tasked with creating a fashion-forward look out of recyclable materials. Maggie Q and Anne Fulenwider join the judging panel.

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Episode 3

A Leap of Innovation!

Thu, Aug 31, 2017 60 mins

The designers are treated to a private screening of the film "Leap!" and a performance by Hiplet. They must draw inspiration for an innovative and edgy design in order to survive another week. Maddie Ziegler is a guest judge.

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Episode 4

We're Sleeping Wear?

Thu, Sep 7, 2017 60 mins

It's the Heidi Klum Sleepwear Challenge, and the designers are invited to a slumber party on the roof of the Empire State Building. Demi Lovato joins as guest judge.

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Episode 5

Descending Into Good and Evil

Thu, Sep 14, 2017 60 mins

Drawing inspiration from the film "Descendants 2", the designers visit Lyndhurst Castle and are tasked with creating a look that represents good or evil. Dove Cameron and China Anne McClain are guest judges.

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Episode 6

Models Off Duty

Thu, Sep 21, 2017 60 mins

The models serve as inspiration to the designers to create a street style look. However, ceding creative control to the models proves to be a difficult chore for some designers. Guests judges are Georgina Chapman and Chelsea Ballerini.

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Episode 7

The Ultimate Faceoff

Thu, Sep 28, 2017 60 mins

It's the JC Penney Challenge and the designers must work in teams to use men's fabrics and designs to create a fashionable look for their female models.

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Episode 8

Client on the Go

Thu, Oct 5, 2017 60 mins

The designers create an on-the-go look for the friends and family of the Project Runway crew, but the challenge takes a turn when accusations of cheating cloud the results of a contentious runway. Sophia Stallone and Yolanda Hadid guest judge.

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Episode 9

A Little Avant Garde

Thu, Oct 12, 2017 60 mins

The fallout from the cheating incident rocks the designers and leaves everyone wondering how they will move forward in the competition. The designers rally to create an avant-garde look inspired by "Shopkins" characters. Kate Upton guest judges.

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Episode 10

Driving Miss Unconventional

Thu, Oct 19, 2017 60 mins

In this unconventional Lexus Challenge the designers use safety materials to create a look that wows the judges as Fashion Week is right around the corner. Carly Chalkin joins as guest judge.

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Episode 11

Warrior Fashion

Thu, Oct 26, 2017 60 mins

In an emotional challenge the designers create looks inspired by "Warrior Women," women who have battled breast cancer. Rachel Brosnahan guest judges.

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Episode 12

There's Snow Business Like Sew Business

Thu, Nov 2, 2017 60 mins

The runway is converted into a Winter Wonderland as the designers are tasked with creating a winter-themed look that will decide who goes to NY Fashion Week and who gets left out in the cold.

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Episode 13

Finale Part 1

Thu, Nov 9, 2017 60 mins

Part 1 of 2. After heading home to work on their Fashion Week collections, the five finalists are visited by Tim, who is not impressed with everything they have created so far. The designers return to New York and present the judges with two pieces from their collection. With only three spots guaranteed for Fashion Week, everything is on the line.

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Episode 14

Finale Part 2

Thu, Nov 16, 2017 60 mins

In the Season 16 finale, the designers rush to put the final touches on their collections for Fashion Week. Four designers have their dream of showing at New York Fashion Week, but only one designer will reach their goal of being crowned the winner. Guest judge Jessica Alba joins the panel.

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Episode 15

Reunion Special

60 mins

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