14 Episodes 2008 - 2008
Host Heidi Klum, mentor Tim Gunn and judges Nina Garcia and Michael Kors are all back for Season 5 of the reality show about fashion design. The four finalists get to produce collections for Bryant Park Fashion Week, while the winner receives a feature in Elle magazine, a cash prize of $100,000 and a new car. With this kind of prizes at stake, competition is fierce and all the contestants are ready to fight. Among the challenges of the season are the creation of a look for the 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies and an outfit for a drag queen. Guest judges include Natalie Portman, Brooke Shields and RuPaul.
Let's Start From the Beginning
Wed, Jul 16, 2008 60 mins
The runaway runway hit opens its fifth season with 16 fresh designers on pins and needles: They try to make it work by creating clothes from unusual sources.
Grass Is Always Greener
Wed, Jul 23, 2008 60 mins
The designers participate in a green-themed challenge. Natalie Portman serves as the guest judge.
Bright Lights/Big City
Wed, Jul 30, 2008 60 mins
The sights, sounds and styles of New York City serve as the designers' inspiration. Sandra Bernhard is the guest judge.
Rings of Glory
Wed, Aug 6, 2008 60 mins
The designers must create a sports-themed outfit. Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno is the guest judge.
Welcome to the Jungle
Wed, Aug 13, 2008 60 mins
Brooke Shields is the guest judge in a challenge that requires the designers to create a day-to-night look for professional women.
Good Queen Fun
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 60 mins
RuPaul is the guest judge in a challenge that tasks the designers to create flamboyant attire for drag queens.
Fashion That Drives You
Wed, Aug 27, 2008 60 mins
The designers create clothes using various car parts. Stylist Rachel Zoe and Season 3 contestant Laura Bennett serve as guest judges.
Double O Fashion
Wed, Sep 3, 2008 60 mins
The designers must create looks inspired by fashion icon and guest judge Diane von Furstenberg's fall line. The contestants must also base their creations on the 1948 film "A Foreign Affair." Fashion figure Fern Mallis serves as guest judge.
What's Your Sign
Wed, Sep 10, 2008 60 mins
The designers reach for the stars when they create clothes based on astrological signs. Designer Francisco Costa is the guest judge.
Wed, Sep 17, 2008 60 mins
The contestants fashion clothes for college women, helping them make a smooth transition from cool-school style to working-world sophistication. Designer Cynthia Rowley is the guest judge.
Rock n' Runway
Wed, Sep 24, 2008 60 mins
Rapper-actor LL Cool J is on hand as the guest judge when the designers try to hit all the right notes in a music-themed challenge.
Wed, Oct 1, 2008 60 mins
In a nature-themed undertaking, the remaining designers take a jaunt to the great outdoors to draw inspiration. But will they see the forest for the trees?
Finale Part 1
Wed, Oct 8, 2008 60 mins
The series begins to sew up its fifth season with Part 1 of the two-part finale, in which the remaining contestants prepare to showcase their designs at New York's Fashion Week.
Finale Part II
Wed, Oct 15, 2008 60 mins
The final designers are on pins and needles as the winning contestant is revealed in the conclusion of the Season 5 finale. Tim Gunn serves as the guest judge.