'Project Runway' peek: Hats off to Philip Treacy

Now that "Project Runway" has pooped on Sarah's party, we move on to the new challenge.

On this week's episode Thursday (Aug. 19) we see the designers get upstaged by London milliner Philip Treacy, who's known for his avant-garde and structurally intriguing hats.

Treacy has designed hats for the "Harry Potter" films, Sarah Jessica Parker's "Sex and the City" premiere as well as a couple for Lady Gaga (remember that bird's nest number?).

The "Runway" designers are challenged to take one of Treacy's over-the-top concoctions and design a dress to complement it. The promo show some really outrageous hats, but we're partial to this demure one that Heidi Klum is sporting during judging:

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