Project Runway Season 1
Project Runway season 1 started airing on Wednesday, December 1, 2004. Get a brief email if and when the next season is announced. Make sure to come back to episode.guide where we’ll have season recap and discussion.
List of Episodes
most recent episode S1E11 Fashion Week
The season consists of 11 episodes.
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Project Runway designers are given an opportunity to launch their careers in fashion.
The coarseness of spirit that every reality show evinces is a depressing reminder of the boorishness of contemporary American society: reality “entertainment” may be the 21st-century version of the game show, but the reveling that accompanies the dispatch of the losers is appalling, the suspense mined from the “who’s gonna get voted off?” dismal. And so the genuinely creative aspect of this game show — in which aspiring fashion designers compete to have their clothing sold in major chain stores, shown at fashion shows, and more — gets subsumed by the bread-and-circuses aspect of seemingly sincere, interesting, ambitious people getting thrown to the lions. Fans say you don’t need to know anything about fashion to appreciate this show, but that’s because it’s not <...> - according to FlickFilosopher - Season 1 DVD review [MaryAnn Johanson]
It's easy to get sucked into this admittedly addictive show. For kids serious about design, it offers a peek into the nasty side of the fashion industry -- what's behind the glitz and glitter and bling. But beware: This show is a very slippery slope and hard to turn off once you start. Parents need to know that this popular reality contest includes scenes in which models are fitted into skimpy clothes. Designers drink and smoke and use mild profanity like "hell." The contestants are all motivated and creative, but they can also be two-faced and gossipy about their fellow competitors. Instead of focusing on the creative process, the show tends to highlight prima donna personalities and unprofessional behavior. <...> - according to Common Sense Media [Pam Gelman]