Season 8, Episode 1
And Sew It Begins
S8e1 box
Air date July 29, 2010
Guest Judge Selma Blair
Who's In Gretchen Jones
Who's Out McKell Maddox
Larger than Life
In this Season 8 premiere, the 17 contestants are introduced as are their fashions.


Contestants must pick an item out of their baggage, pass it to the person to their right, and use it in an original design.


There is 1 extra person in the competition who must be eliminated before the season officially starts.


Casanova complains about his "yet to be worn" and $1000+ Dolce and Gabbana pair of jeans being ripped up by Valerie. Tim Gunn encourages McKell's dress, despite her being eliminated.


  • Casanova's meltdown over the loss of his $1,000+ pair of Dolce & Gabbana pants
  • Selma Blair's reaction to contestant Peach Carr's "mom pants"

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