'Project Runway's ten remaining finalists all present at Fashion Week
By Christopher Rocchio, 02/15/2010
Project Runway has taken extreme measures to make sure its seventh-season finale isn't spoiled.
Project Runway's 10 remaining seventh-season contestants all presented collections at New York Fashion Week on Friday to prevent the finale runway show's audience from leaking the identities of the three actual finalists, The Associated Press reported.
In addition, R&B singer Faith Hill was revealed as the seventh-season finale's guest judge -- as she took in the finale runway show from a seat in the audience and told The AP even she had a hard time critiquing the actual finalists because she hadn't learned all their names yet.
"I remember pieces," Hill told The AP. "If I had my book in front of me, I would be able to remember. But I just remember the pieces so vividly."
Project Runway has traditionally used "decoy" presentations to prevent the identities of its real finale finalists from leaking, however Friday's 10 collections is a new high. The finale runway show for Project Runway's fifth season -- its last Bravo edition -- had featured collections from six finalists.
For its sixth season, Project Runway producers still proceeded with the show's original plan to film the season's finale at last February's New York Fashion Week despite the show being stuck in legal litigation that had prevented it from premiering its already previously-filmed episodes.
The Friday finale runway show of "Project Runway" had so many designers that even its surprise guest judge had trouble keeping track.
"I remember pieces," country singer Faith Hill said after the show, admitting that she hadn't yet learned the names of the contestants that she'll be critiquing. "If I had my book in front of me, I would be able to remember. But I just remember the pieces so vividly."