"Project Runway" returns for its 16th season, which increases the diversity of the modeling challenges. For the first time, the show celebrates different body types by incorporating size-inclusive models on the catwalk, with models ranging from size zero to 22. With models of different figures, the designers must prove that they can make stunning creations for people of virtually any size. Of the 16 contestants who begin the season, one is named the winner when it's done, earning a prize package that includes $100,000 to launch a line, a collaboration with a department store to create a limited edition collection, a trip to Japan and a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine. Heidi Klum returns to host with Nina Garcia and Zac Posen at the judges' table and Tim Gunn serving as a mentor to the hopefuls.
First episode date: 1 December 2004