Richard Johnson, “Page Six” Editor
I’m impressed with how they’re able to whip stuff up and make it look as ridiculous as the other stuff you see coming down the runway.
Parker Posey, Actress
Of course they’ll have careers. Hey, ride the high. [Snaps fingers] You’re famous like that, you better jump on it ’cause they’ll forget about you next year.
Constance White, Ebay Style Director
Project Runway really has unearthed the next great designer. Kara [Saun] is incredible. I could see her going straight from this runway to designing a collection for LVMH.
Carson Kressley, Queer Eye Style Guru
Donatella would say, “Vat eez this?!” But I think Jay [McCarroll] has a real future. At times I felt like I was watching a Versace moment.
17-Year-Old Tie Designer
All you need in this industry is creativity and backing—and whoever wins this will get backing.
Kedakai Lipton, Parsons Board Member
In the real world, out of the classroom bubble, how many of these people ever succeed? Of this group, I would be surprised to see two out of twelve.
Photographed by Jada Yuan for New York Magazine