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'Project Runway' Season 18: Fans say Nancy is the real winner for her inclusive finale collection

Nancy's finale collection featured a lot of liquid metal fabric which reflected the runway lights beautifully
UPDATED MAR 20, 2020
Nancy Volpe-Beringer (Bravo)
Nancy Volpe-Beringer (Bravo)

Nancy Volpe-Beringer's 'Project Runway' finale collection was nothing short of spectacular.

For a 64-year-old woman who left a beaming career in education to enroll in a fashion master's program and come all the way to New York City to contest with designers half her age, Nancy is truly an inspiration and is a bright example of the old adage that age is just a number.

In early episodes, Nancy took time to get a firm grasp of the fast-paced design challenges but surviving those successfully has not only polished her skills as a designer but also made her someone who can work under pressure and accomplish tight deadlines.

A glimpse of Nancy Volpe-Beringer's finale collection (Bravo)

She has only improved with time and the finale show proves that she will earn herself a good name in the fashion industry.

Nancy's designs have always been about inclusivity and sustainability. And she has stayed true to the core even on the last day.

"My collection represents what the future of fashion should be. With sustainability and inclusivity," she told Philly Voice. Her finale show had specially-abled models walking for her.

A glimpse of Nancy Volpe-Beringer's finale collection (Bravo)

Host Karlie Kloss was particularly pleased and was inspired by her approach to design.

"Beautiful moment on the runway with a powerful message about sustainability and inclusion that proves it can be fashionable," Judge Nina Garcia commented while Elaine Welteroth said it was "lowkey spiritual" to watch her translate a very clear intention into the craft.

However, they also pointed out that her collection would have stood out if along with the fluidity of the fabric, she could have focussed on the structure and seams of it. They looked gorgeous with the lights reflecting off of the surface of the garments but the silhouettes had little variety to offer. 

A glimpse of Nancy Volpe-Beringer's finale collection (Bravo)

Even though Geoffrey Mac won 'Project Runway', Nancy has won hearts. Fans are all praise for her collection. 

"I just love Nancy. I love her look, I love her vibe, I love her journey. Nothing but respect for those risks she took," a viewer wrote, another shared: "Nancy breaking barriers. I just love her."

"Nancy’s collection is the only one that gave me CHILLS !!! Go Nancy Go!," a fan expressed. "This collection shows that Nancy can take direction and she pays ATTENTION. She really knows what is going on socially and with fashion right now. I'm just so wowed by her," another posted. 

Victoria Cocieru and Sergio Guadarrama were the other two designers contending for the winning position.