Pepper was perhaps best known for attempting to use various alliances on “Project Runway” to her advantage, which only served to alienate her from the other contestants. After “Runway,” Pepper appeared in two other Bravo shows: “Celebrity Poker Showdown” (where she appeared in the seventh tournament championship game with Kevin Nealon and Dule Hill but ultimately lost) and “Battle of the Network Reality Stars.” She now sells her clothing line out of her gallery and a boutique in Middleburg, Va.
Saun enjoyed positive feedback from the judges and her fellow contestants until some shoes she purchased for the 2005 Fashion Week show caused a controversy, as they fell outside the purview of the Project Runway contract. Saun has enjoyed continued fashion success after the series, designing costumes for a variety of TV series including MTVs Americas Best Dance Crew and the WBs What I Like About You, as well as appearing as a fashion expert on various shows on the E!, Style Network, Bravo and TV Guide channels. Saun was also at the helm as costume designer for the hit WB series What I Like About You and has designed costumes for a variety of TV series and pilots.
Fans fell in love with Scarlett for his elegant designs, fabulous personality and cotton-candy nimbus of blond hair. After Project Runway, Scarlett produced couture collections under his name and appeared as a fashion designer and commentator on MTV, E!, Discovery Channel and Logo networks and NBCs Today show, and has been published in the New York Daily News, Life & Style, Elle, US Weekly and iVillage. In January 2006, New York design house Amsale announced that he had joined the company as creative director of the Kenneth Pool label.
Although respected as a designer on Project Runway, Rice will forever be known for his uncanny impression of Tim Gunn, especially uttering the phrase, Wheres Andrae? Rice appeared in the Miss Universe 2006 pageant as a judge and made a guest appearance on Americas Most Smartest Model. He was asked by MTV VJ SuChin Pak to design her dress for the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. In 2007, Rice blogged for Elle magazine and last year helped redesign Camel cigarettes boxes.
Where is Andrae, anyway? The designer, known for his sweet personality and runway meltdown, is currently, according to his website, designing freelance for anyone with a problem that can be solved through aesthetics. His eveningwear line, Single After Eight, co-designed with Galina Sobolev, debuted last year.
The seasons winner-villain-friend of Santino encountered some well-publicized money troubles after winning the competition he reported, with chagrin, that his first deal after the show was designing costumes for the Bratz movie. Since then, he debuted a contemporary line, Good Vig, which has been featured in Womens Wear Daily.
The mean mommy on Project Runway, best known for her elegant designs and her accusation that Sebelia cheated during Fashion Week, Bennett has returned part time to her architect roots, working at the design firm Shelton, Mindel & Associates with her husband. In February 2008, Bennett debuted her LBD collection on QVC. She now writes about fashion and parenting for the blog the Beast, where her snappy, dry wit is put to good use. She currently lives in New York with her husband and six children.
Voted fan favorite by viewers of Season 3, the Atlanta-based designer has remained visible on reality TV, appearing on My Super Sweet 16 to design a dress for a teen, as well as stopping by The Real Housewives of Atlanta to give Sheree Whitfield advice on the fashion world. Last year Knight debuted his unisex fragrance, MajK, and also premiered his racily named lingerie line, Kitty & Dick.
Known for his over-the-top designs and sweet, sassy, Southern personality, Kayne Gillaspie continues to work in the pageant world. For the 2008 Miss America Pageant, in Las Vegas, Gillaspie had several designs featured on contestants. In October, Gillaspie launched his newest line, Kayne9, which is dog couture. Gillaspie lives and works in Oklahoma, where he designs his exclusive line with WOW Prom & Pageant and his shoe line through Benjamin Walk.
Take a Project Runway winner, add a unique hairstyle and easy-to-remember catchphrase and youve got a former contestant with staying power. After winning PR, Siriano was immortalized by Amy Poehlers impression of him on an episode of Saturday Night Live. Hes appeared on Bravos Make Me a Supermodel, played himself on an episode of Ugly Betty and designed some of the casts costumes, and appeared in the music video for hip-hop artist Estelles single No Substitute Love.
On the fashion front, he has designed for Puma and is currently co-designing Fierce Mamas for Moody Mamas by Christian Siriano, a collection aimed at making pregnant women feel elegant and sexy.
One of the more already-established designers to appear on Project Runway, Kashou was known for his beautiful style of draping fabric. He sells his designs in boutiques across the country, and last year Kashou, born in Jerusalem and raised in Ramallah, West Bank, was a special guest at an event for Seeds of Peace, which promotes peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
(FOR THE RECORD: A previous version of this caption referred incorrectly to Kashou as a native Palestinian. )
Who would have suspected the pretty Bettie Page look-alike would turn into the fifth seasons villain? But you simply dont talk back to Tim Gunn, which Collins did, and which led to her being the contestant many fans loved to hate. Collins sells her vintage-inspired goods from her website (apparently her feathered headpieces turn a tidy profit). And she teaches sewing and pattern-making at New Yorks store Sew Fast, Sew Easy.
Though she came in second to Leanne Marshall, Momolu pulled down fan favorite for the fifth season of the show thanks to her down-to-earth personality. According to an interview she did with the website Ladybrille in 2008, she planned to take the money she won for the honor and travel to Liberia (her home country), where she had been invited to design a gown for the countrys president to wear to a womens conference.