'Project Runway's Brandon Maxwell Emotionally Reflects Back on Lady Gaga's Oscars Dress (Exclusive)

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Brandon Maxwell tears up when he looks back on his most memorable fashion moments. 

The New York City-based designer and Project Runway judge has created incredible dresses for countless A-list women throughout his career, including Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston and his longtime friend Lady Gaga. 

See what Maxwell had to say about the iconic looks ahead and watch the full interview in the video above. 

Lady Gaga at the 2019 Oscars

"It's just one of the greatest days of my life. Just, one of your best friends out here winning an Oscar. No big deal. This was a great moment for me. I mean, that's friendship right there. That's what it is all about." 

Lady Gaga at vf party
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Michelle Obama at the 2016 State Dinner 

"I was alone in a foreign country by myself when this was happening, and the hotel very kindly put on C-SPAN for me. And I sat in my bed and cried by myself because I thought, well, I've made it. Also, I spent two years, my first two years of college just volunteering on a Greyhound bus for the first Obama campaign. And this was, as Oprah says, a full-circle moment for me." 

Michelle Obama at state dinner 2016 in Brandon Maxwell dress
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Meghan Markle at the 2018 Your Commonwealth Youth Challenge Reception

"This was the first time she wore a dress of mine. And I was in H&M with my sister-in-law looking for a pair of running shorts. My phone had a lot of messages and I -- I'm about to start crying again -- I cried in the dressing room by myself when I saw that. Super proud moment for me."

Meghan Markle yellow dress
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Thandie Newton at the 2019 Emmy Awards

"I just think she looks so timeless. She was so genuinely surprised to win, it made me cry. She deserved it." 

Thandie Newton Emmys
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Project Runway airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.  For more from the show, check out the video and links below.

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