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The Best Project Runway Winners, Ranked

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The most successful Project Runway winners impressed both judges and fashion aficionados viewing from home with their unique styles and skills. These contenders began as aspiring designers and ended up at New York Fashion Week vying for the top spot on the show. While all the past victors certainly had their strong points, who are the best Project Runway winners? Help decide below! 

Project Runway contestants come from a diverse range of backgrounds and always bring something unique to the table. Season 16 winner Kentaro Kameyama made headlines for being the first Japanese winner of the show. Ashley Nell Tipton used a plus-sized model, Margie Ashcroft, to break barriers in terms of body type in the fashion world. These and other popular contenders made use of at times unconventional materials to create some memorable designs that secured their victory. This list of Project Runway winners contains all the winning contestants on the show, so vote up the best designers below!

  • Christian Siriano1

    Winner: Season 4 (2007)
    Model: Lisa Nargi

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  • Dmitry Sholokhov2

    Winner: Season 10 (2011)
    Model: Katt Vogel

  • Dom Streater3

    Dom Streater

    Winner: Season 12 (2013)
    Model: Rayuana Aleyce


            Jhoan 'Sebastian' Grey

    Jhoan 'Sebastian' Grey

    Winner: Season 17 (2019)
    Model: Aviana

  • Kentaro Kameyama5

    Kentaro Kameyama

    Winner: Season 16 (2017)
    Model: Sanita Anderson

  • Seth Aaron Henderson6

    Winner: Season 7 (2010)
    Model: Kristina Sajko          

  • Sean Kelly7

    Sean Kelly

    Winner: Season 13 (2014)
    Model: Alisar Ailabouni

  • Michelle Lesniak Franklin8

    Winner: Season 11 (2013)
    Model: Lisa Jackson

  • Chloe Dao9

    Winner: Season 2 (2005),
    Model: Grace Kelsey

  • Leanne Marshall10

    Winner: Season 5 (2008)
    Model: Tia Shipman        

  • Irina Shabayeva11

    Winner: Season 6 (2009)
    Model: Kalyn Hemphill         

  • Anya Ayoung-Chee12

    Winner: Season 9 (2011)
    Model: Sveta Glebova          

  • Erin Robertson13

    Erin Robertson

    Winner: Season 15 (2016) 
    Model: Sherica Maynard

  • Ashley Nell Tipton14

    Ashley Nell Tipton

    Winner: Season 14 (2015)
    Model: Margie Ashcroft

  • Jay McCarroll15

    Winner: Season 1 (2004)
    Model: Julia Beynon

  • Jeffrey Sebelia16

    Winner: Season 3 (2006)
    Model: Marilinda Rivera

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  • Gretchen Jones17

    Winner: Season 8 (2010)
    Model: Millana Snow