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Project Runway’s Wendy Pepper died

Project Runway season one cast member Wendy Pepper, whose full name was Anne Eustis Pepper, died Sunday. Her obituary, published today in the Washington Post, and which also lists her name as Anne Pepper Stewart, says she “died peacefully on November 12, 2017, surrounded by her loving family,” but does not give a cause of …

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Tim Gunn wasn’t paid for Project Runway’s first season, made $2,500 an episode for season two

Tim Gunn was paid just $2,500 an episode for season two of Project Runway, but that’s a lot more than the zero dollars he received for the show’s first season. That’s according to Harvey Weinstein, who said that in court as part of his testimony in the pending lawsuit over the show’s sixth season, according …

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Jay McCarroll is not homeless

Project Runway winner Jay McCarroll told New York magazine for its story on Bravo fame that he’s homeless, but he was apparently just kidding. Jay himself mocks the idea in a series of five short videos (1, 2, 3, 5, 6) posted on YouTube featuring him pretending to be homeless on the streets of New …

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Jay McCarroll: Tim Gunn “should not be the adviser or the fuckin’ creative director”

Project Runway‘s first star is not happy with the show’s much-beloved mentor. In fact, today at Fashion Week, he went off on Tim while talking to New York Magazine. Earlier, Tim told the magazine that he was “regretfully” not in contact with Jay. “I’d like to be, but only if he’s willing to talk,” he …

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Jay McCarroll’s “edgy” Transport collection debuts at Fashion Week

On Friday, a few hours after the Project Runway 3 fashion show, the show’s prize-rejecting first season winner Jay McCarroll presented his first post-show collection at Fashion Week. Photos of his collection and a video of the runway show are on Olympus Fashion Week’s site. Titled Transport, it was “an edgy collection of men’s and …

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Chloe won’t move to New York, will be mentored by Banana Republic by phone

In an interview with her hometown newspaper, Chloe Dao “remains firm that she won’t move to New York” but says she still plans to take the show’s prize, the Houston Chronicle reports. She actually “plans to work with Banana Republic’s design team by phone.” One prize she will not take advantage of via the telephone: …

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Project Jay reveals Jay’s reason for not taking the prize: he wants his own “exclusive deal”

Jay McCarroll’s Project Jay special aired last night, and we finally found out why he rejected the show’s prize. At the beginning of the hour-long special, he said, “The bottom line is, I didn’t take the Project Runway prize money because I’m going to try to make an exclusive deal with a licensing company.” The …

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