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Project Runway Season 5 Winner Leanne Marshall
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With the all female finalist, Project Runway had its first ever woman winner for the fashion design oriented show. The winner was decided upon by the four most important person of the show, the judges, Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, Nina Garcia and Tim Gunn (who replaced Jennifer Lopez).
Bravo TV “Project Runway” has delivered its finale last night on its 5th season. With the all female finalist, Project Runway had its first ever woman winner for the fashion design oriented show. The winner was decided upon by the four most important person of the show, the judges, Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, Nina Garcia and Tim Gunn (who replaced Jennifer Lopez).
The winner is no other than Leanne Marshall – a soft spoken 28 year old designer hailed from Portland, Oregon. Leanne graduated from The Fashion Institute of Merchandising and Design in San Francisco. She had been designing since the age of 12. She has also been the recipient of the Levis/Dockers Fashion Designer of Tomorrow scholarship, in addition to being cast in Project Runway.
Leanne has his own fashion line in Portland which is named Leanimal. She incorporates earth friendly material on her design and has been coined as “the fastest rising star in Portland’s apparel design scene.”
Leanne Marshall garnered $100,000 cash prize, a new Saturn hybrid automobile, a spread in Elle magazine, a year’s professional representation, and invaluable industry exposure from a show that been a hallmark in Bravo’s rising fortunes.
Project Runway have announced their top three finalist for the Season 5 finale. How did they come up with the top 3 contenders? Project Runway assigned the final four to make wedding dresses based on their own collections from the very start of the season. Jerrell, Korto and Leanne are the buddies on the game who are weary with one of the remaining contestant, Kenley who has a bit of an attitude problem. Kenley have tried her best to put her best to be civil towards her competitors on this last bit of competition before the finale.
During the contest, the judges added another sub category on the contest — making bridesmaid dresses to go with the bridal gowns. Kenley’snd Leanne’s design where accepted readily by the judges and Jerrell has been eliminated due to his overdone design while Korto made it to the top 3. (more…)
Project Runway is addictive! by Roxanne McDonald
|I was already taken in the most unlikeliest of ways by America’s Next Top Model, and having supposedly no interest whatsoever in a bunch of clothing worn by a group of beauties I would have nothing in common with save a heartbeat, I was determined to avoid watching Project Runway.|
I mean, knowing my penchant for reality TV, combined with my tendency to get hooked, I had to keep yet another show from taking all my attention. But one day when the other 500 channels had nothing I was too thrilled about, I tossed caution to the sky and tuned in to what appeared to be the third episode of Project Runway.
Now I am looking for ways to let go of the time slot shows originally on my schedule, which I work out daily, and insist on fitting this show in to my watching repertoire. The show has the cliché gender-bender designers, the typical panel of judges (with the atypical guest judges like Ms. Trump and Ms. USA contestant), and the standard line-up of challenges to exempt one from elimination and to cut one from the running. (more…)