Lifetime’s “Project Runway” brought its 15th season to a close in 2016 when it crowned 29-year old Erin Robertson from Cambridge, MA as the latest winner of the hit franchise. Erin is the ninth woman to win the show, joining last year’s Ashley Nell Tipton and the first female winner, Chloe Dao, in the company of the 15 series champions.
In many ways, Jay McCarroll (Season 1) is like the Richard Hatch of “Project Runway,” respected if for no other reason than that he set the bar so high that every designer that’s come after him has been inspired to compete and design with as much flare and excitement as he did. Jay beat runner-up Kara Saun on February 23, 2005 to become the first-ever winner.
Six of those regular series champions have also competed in “Project Runway All-Stars,” with three of them, Seth Aaron Henderson (Season 7), Dmitry Sholokhov (Season 10) and Dom Streater (Season 12), all winning for a second time.
For nearly two decades, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn have been finding America’s next top clothing designers and now it’s your time to vote for your favorite champion in the show’s history. Click through our photo gallery above that highlights all of the past “Project Runway.”