Through a series of weekly challenges, contestants were eliminated, leaving three finalists left who then went on to show their designs in the final episodes at New York Fashion Week.
The winner, Christian Siriano, received prizes including: an editorial feature in Elle, 0,000 from TRESemmé to start his own line, the opportunity to sell a fashion line on Bluefly.com, and a 2008 Saturn Astra automobile.
They are given no budget but only five minutes to collect materials, and are given only one day to complete the outfit.
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The designers have a budget of $250 for materials from MOOD and two days to construct the dresses.
The winner is dependent on who did the best according to the clients, and they are judged on time management.
All fourteen designers pitched their designs to Parker who chose seven to work in teams of two to create the design.
The winning design was sold beginning in November 2007 at Steve & Barry's stores.
: Cheron, Anna Lita, Marie, and Jacqueline were used in this challenge to show off the designers' strongest pieces of their collection.
However, they will not be in contention for the finale win.
The designers arrive in New York and are asked to create a garment that best reflects who they are as a designer.
They are given 10 minutes to grab from ,000 worth of fabric in three tents set up in Bryant Park. The remaining designers are asked to create a two-piece garment for Sarah Jessica Parker's BITTEN line using of materials and only one day to complete their look.
For the second piece, the designers have a budget of .