Project Runway Season 12: Episode 2, "Million Dollar Runway"
The button bag appeared in Episode 2 - but not for a team challenge. Heidi appeared on the runway with all of the models, and each model was wearing fabulous precious-stone jewelry.
As each designer's name was drawn from the button bag, he or she chose a model and went off to create an outfit based on the model's jewelry. There were diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds, in settings from contemporary to vintage.
The jewelry's total worth was more than $30 million - and the runway show was framed by two armed guards!
The designers shopped at Mood Fabrics for this episode... except for Timothy Westbrook (Mr. Sustainable from Episode 1). Timothy went through Mood's garbage to find some of his materials,
Kate Pankoke's winning design:
Kahindo Mateene's losing design:
The best of the rest
Dom Streater's design:
Sandro Masmanidi's design: