Season 1 episode 1, “Innovation”
This was the ridiculous challenge that started everything. For anyone (including the contestants) who somehow thought Project Runway was actually going to be a show about designers creating wearable fashion, this was the challenge that set them straight. Designers were asked to create clothes from food found at a Manhattan grocery store–kicking off the show’s proclivity for asking designers to create stuff out of unconventional materials. Who knew corn husks could work so well for cocktail hour?