In the premiere episode, the designers are in disbelief when they discover there is one final audition before being granted a spot on the show. The remaining designers must create a look that would give the judges a glimpse of what their spring collection would like if they present at New York Fashion Week. Emmy-nominated and award winning actress, Julie Bowen serves as a guest judge.
When an afternoon of fun at a local movie theatre turns into a challenge, designers will have to show their innovative side to create a fashionable look out of unconventional materials they find in the theater and a film set.
Designers will have to integrate the past, present, and future in their creations when they are challenged to get inspiration from Marie Claire magazines from 20 years ago, to create looks they think will be relevant 20 years in the future.
With the Emmy's quickly approaching, the designers will have to put together a look that is stunning enough for Heidi to wear for the Creative Arts Emmy's. Gold medalist alpine skier, Lindsey Vonn guest judges.
Inspired by the new trend in untraditional wedding dresses worn by rock stars on their big day, the designers must wow the judges with their own version of an unconventional wedding dress. Femme fatale, Dita Von Teese and street-style star, Chiara Ferragni serve as guest judges.
The designers get a taste of luxury when they have to choose a piece of Chopard jewelery to base their looks around. Tim surprises the contestants with a trip to the Charles James exhibit at the Met for more inspiration. Artistic Director and Co-President of Chopard, Caroline Scheufele, will guest judge.
Unlike any other challenge on Project Runway, the designers need to step it up when they are challenged to create avant garde looks that will be able to stand up to the elements, especially the rain. This time, the runway will be transformed into a rainway! Star of Showtime's Master of Sex, Caitlin Fitzgerald will guest judge.
For the challenge, the designers will have to hit the New York City streets to find their muse. They must each convince a complete stranger to undergo a makeover by Mary Kay as they design a look for them. Model Asha Leo and True Detective actress Michele Monaghan guest judge.
The designers work in pairs. They bid on storage units to gather materials for their challenge. When it comes down to the final two designers for elimination the judges throw in a twist and put them to the ultimate test. Season 4 winner, Christian Siriano returns to Project Runway to guest judge.
The competition is intense in this final challenge which decides who goes to fashion week. Just when it looked as if the drama was over, it heats back up when eliminated designers return to the workroom.
The finalists head back to New York with their collections to present at New York Fashion Week. Guest judge, Emmy Rossum (Shameless) deliberates with the judges on who will be the winner of Project Runway Season 13.
The designers of Project Runway Season 13 will reunite to reflect upon the season, take care of some unfinished business and respond to the many harsh words they said about one another. For the first time since they have seen what was said behind their backs, these designers will sit in the same room and hash out how they really feel about each other. As the video plays back in front of them, no one can deny what they said. Will they kiss and make up or finally let it all out and say how they really feel...face to face?