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Project Runway's first winner is back in front of the camera. The splashy designer, who's been selling his line off his Web site, stars in Eleven Minutes, a documentary about his creative process. McCarroll has been screening the film at festivals around the country and taking notes on his adventures – he updates his personal blog with his musings from the road.
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When she's not spending time with her six children, the season 3 finalist is spreading style tips as a blogger for iVillage, where she pens a column called . Bennett's also been back on TV: Besides selling her designs on QVC.com, she appeared on Bravo's A-List Awards in June as part of a mini-Runway reunion where she designed a dress for model Nikki Taylor.
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The youngest-ever winner of Project Runway earned his place in the pop-culture pantheon when he was spoofed on Saturday Night Live. Life after Runway continues to be fierce for the 22-year-old: He's designing a runway show that will be featured in the upcoming movie Eloise in Paris and, in September, he'll debut his collection at New York Fashion Week. "I just want to have my own line, my own name," he tells PEOPLE.
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The season 3 fourth-place finisher has altered his name – from Michael to Mychael – but not his mission. Still working on retailing his own fashion line, the 30-year-old Atlanta designer recently launched a lingerie collection, Kitty amp Dick, and used the $10,000 prize money he earned for being named a fan favorite on the show to develop a signature fragrance, MajK (pronounced Magic).
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Known for his romantic creations on Project Runway, Scarlett is making brides' dreams come true as the designer and creative director of bridal couture line Kenneth Pool, a division of Amsale. And the New York-based designer made his return to reality TV when he helped The Real Housewives of Orange County star Lauri Waring find her dream dress among his collection on the Bravo show last season.
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Since becoming the first – and only – female winner of Project Runway in 2006, Dao has watched her hometown Houston boutique, Lot 8, grow in popularity (with plans to open stores in New York and Los Angeles). And she's branched out, selling her wares on QVC and designing a line of electronic accessories available at Circuit City.
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Season 4's heartthrob – and second-place finalist – Kashou is selling his clothing online and in boutiques across the country, like Bossi amp Ich Ky in Seattle. Up next, Kashou's Project Runway designs will be included in the "Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design" exhibition at L.A.'s FIDM Museum beginning July 29.
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Following his second-place finish on Project Runway, Vosovic didn't stray too far from Bravo; he blogged about the show's third season for the network's Web site. The fan favorite now enjoys a high-profile gig with NBC's Lipstick Jungle, where he styles the covers of Bonfire Magazine, a fictional high-fashion glossy edited by Kim Raver's character on the show.
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The last female designer standing in the inaugural season of Project Runway, L.A.-based Saun (who had an infamous showdown with über-villain Wendy Pepper) has continued to work as a costume designer, most recently crafting outfits for MTV's America's Best Dance Crew. She's also using her celebrity to tour the country as an inspirational guest speaker on behalf of various organizations, including the Girl Scouts.
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Remember the third place finalist and his larger-than-life personality? (Those Tim Gunn impressions were priceless!) Rice knows he's television gold, which is why he appeared on America's Most Smartest Model in November 2007. Up next, he'll take part in Gimme My Reality Show!, a Fox Reality Channel competition. The show is scheduled to premiere Oct. 11.
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Since stepping off Runway, the runner-up has been producing the fall collection of her line, available in stores in mid-August. Besides working with private clients, Lewis is also merging art and fashion: She's creating a collection of dance costumes for a performance at New York's Guggenheim Museum on Sept. 21 and 22.
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The Los Angeles-based designer (and season 3 champ) is still sewing away, creating edgy, rock 'n' roll-inspired looks with his company Cosa Nostra. The tattooed designer is also making time for young protégés: He's scheduled to appear at Fashion Design Camp, where he'll mentor youngsters in workshops held in Portland, Ore., and Los Angeles this summer.
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