Austin Scarlett's cornhusk dress
(season 1, episode 1)
The prim contestant with a penchant for neck scarves won the very first challenge of the very first season with a dress made out of cornhusks bought at New York supermarket chain Gristedes. The husks did wilt overnight in the workroom. But not even a little case of the day-olds could derail Austin's vision.
Image Credit: Barbara Nitke
With season 9 starting up tonight, we applaud past successes like Austin Scarlett's corn husk dress, Epperson's Western duds, and Korto Momolu's seat-belt coat -- and shudder all over again at Amy's hairy affair