Project Runway All Stars is returning to Lifetime with some fan favorites…and not so favorites! There will be cat suits and cat fights, mark my words. Thirteen past designers will be back to compete for the reward that eluded them their first go-round. Each of the nine past seasons are represented except for season 4, but the majority of players are from the more recent seasons.
Iconic fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi returns to judge alongside the gorgeous Georgina Chapman who is the co-founder of Marchesa. Supermodel Carolyn Murphy (who is as intelligent as she is beautiful–her bio? Whoa!) will take over this season's hosting duties. Joanna Coles, former editor-in-chief of Marie Claire/just named editor-in-chief of Cosmo, resumes her role as all-star mentor. I like Joanna, but I sure do miss Tim Gunn when he's gone!
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For fans of Project Runway when it was an amazing show featuring talented and innovative designers — it’s back! Lifetime has announcedProject Runway All Stars will premiere this January, featuring 13 of the show’s most memorable and talented designers!
The All Stars series will have new judges (nope, no Heidi Klum), cutthroat competition and plenty of fashion to judge and snark at! Angela Lindvall, Vogue covergirl extraordinaire will serve as hostess. The judging panel will also feature famous designers Issac Mizrahi (also of Bravo’s The Fashion Show) and Georgina Chapman (behind the celeb favorite line Marchesa). Marie Claire’s Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles, who has made several appearances on Project Runway, the original, will be replacing Tim Gunn as the designer mentor.
Included in the cray-cray is a bevy of impressive guest judges from Miss Piggy, supermodel Miranda Kerr and musician and producer Pharrell Williams, among others!
The prizes are incredible! The winner receives an exclusive designer boutique in select Neiman Marcus locations and on the store’s website, $100,000 dollars from HP and Intel, $100,000 cash from L’Oreal Paris, a feature in Marie Claire Magazine plus a guest editor position at the magazine for one year, and a sewing and embroidery studio provided by Brother International. WOW! Well, at least we know these guys can sew a sleeve and insert a zipper!
Let’s meet the returning designers!
Kenley Collins (Brooklyn, NY) – Season Five, Second Runner-up
Michael Costello (Palm Springs, CA) – Season Eight, Fourth Place
Gordana Gehlhausen (San Diego, CA) – Season Six, Fourth Place
Mondo Guerra (Denver,CO) – Season Eight, Runner-up