Project Runway All Stars premieres Wednesday, January 2nd at 9 PM on Lifetime. Alyssa Milano and the 7th and last season of the Project Runway spin-off features 14 contestants. Half are winners of international editions of Project Runway.
Project Runway All Stars to Crown World’s Best Fashion Designer
For the first time in Project Runway All Stars history, the competition will include seven foreign champions. The show is a spinoff of the popular Lifetime series. Among the US designers in the fashion face-off is Dmitry Sholokhov. A former professional ballroom dancer, Sholokhov won season 10 of Project Runway. He also took season 4 of All Stars.
Season 6 winner Irina Shabayeva returns to the runway. After her Runway victory, she went on to design a successful bridal collection. She has also dressed Selena Gomez and Carrie Underwood. The competition should be tough in this final season given the roster of talent that’s been cast for the show.
High Stakes and High Fashion
Alyssa Milano returns as host. Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman return to the judges’ panel. Guest judges for the season will include actresses Debra Messing and Vanessa Williams. Also on the roster is NASCAR beauty Danica Patrick. Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia will return as a guest judge as well.
Contestants on Project Runway All Stars will compete for a grand prize of $100,000. Other prizes include a fashion spread in Marie Claire and a chance to create a collection with JC Penney.
One more week till the new season of #ProjectRunway All Stars!! I’ve been waiting way too long for this!!! 🤩
— Ashley Svoboda (@AshleyJean721) December 27, 2018
Project Runway Revamp – Moves Back to Bravo in 2019
2019 will bring lots of changes for fans of Project Runway. Bravo originally aired PR. Known for the drama and diverse personalities of the designers, the reality show spent 11 seasons on Lifetime. The show gave young designers a chance to be seen. Because each episode ended with a runway show, it was always tense when judges chose the best of show.
Then one contestant would be booted out. Project Runway evolved significantly over the years. Season 16 featured models ranging in size from 0 to 22. Viewers embraced the change. Season 14 winner Ashley Nell Tipton recently released a plus-size clothing line. Certainly, they always found a way to keep things fresh.
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn Out – Can Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano Make it Work?
Supermodel Heidi Klum and fashion guru Tim Gunn began Project Runway. The fashionable duo recently announced they are out. Klum and Gunn will team up on a new fashion competition. The show will air on Amazon. Supermodel Karlie Kloss will fill Klum’s host heels when the show returns to Bravo in 2019.
Also, famous PR alum and fan favorite Christian Siriano will take over as mentor. Siriano was the youngest winner in the show’s history. Notably, he has designed for Lady Gaga, Victoria Beckham, and Rihanna. Michelle Obama wore a Siriano gown for her speech at the 2015 DNC convention. Let’s hope these two can make it work!
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