Thirteen designers are returning to vie for the second-season crown. The first season debuted in January, with Mondo Guerra (who writes Project Runway recaps for The Hollywood Reporter) being declared the winner. Among the season two guest judges will be Katie Holmes, Kylie Minogue, Stacy Keibler, Liv Tyler and Gretchen Mol.
Joanna Coles, who left her longtime position as editor of Marie Claire last month for the same position at Cosmopolitan, will return as mentor.
The designer is once again serving as a judge.
The Marchesa designer also serves on the judges' panel.
The season seven competitor won a record-breaking three consecutive challenges but ended up coming in as runner-up to winner Seth Aaron. This year, he was nominated for a Tony Award for best costume design of a musical for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.
The season five designer is known for his brightly colored hair and speaking about himself in the third person. His designs have been worn by such stasr as Britney Spears, Brooke Burke, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera.
Season nines's first runner-up drew attention for not holding back on his opinions about his fellow competitors and their designs. He is currently developing his own line and continues to design for his private clients.
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The cancer survivor, who competed on season nine, impressed the judges with the birdseed dress he made in the "unconventional" challenge. He founded his own charity, RockOne, a movement to fight cancer with fashion, and founded Mode Fashion Week in Baton Rouge, La.
The season eight competitor has designed for The Real Housewives of New York star Alex McCord.
Season three's first runner-up has her own show called It’s Very Uli on Plum TV.
The season two designer became immortalized to Project Runway fans with the phrase "Where's Andrae?" -- a Tim Gunn impersonation done by fellow designer Santino Rice. After his season ended, Gonzalo was given the challenge to create an original duffel bag for the “Keep a Child Alive AIDS” charity auction.
The season nine designer recently opened her own business and released her ready-to-wear collection.
After season six ended, the first runner-up was invited to become part of the Tory Burch design team and has since designed full-time for her own eponymous line. She is currently the head designer for Quincy.
The season eight competitor was the first Puerto Rican fashion designer to ever participate on Project Runway. He is a spokesperson for Microsoft’s HP Touchsmart PC and continues to show his designs at Fashion Week.
Season one's villain beat out Austin Scarlett for the final spot to show at fashion week but finished as second runner-up. Since her time on Project Runway, she opened her own boutique and launched a line called Pretty World.
The season three designer won the "Fit for a Queen" challenge and designed an evening gown for Miss USA 2007 Tara Conner to wear at the Miss Universe Pageant. He has since launched the shoe line Johnathan Kayne, produced by Benjamin Walk Corp.
The designer's opinionated and headstrong personality led to many conflicts during season eight. After Project Runway, she was chosen by NBC New York’s ThreadNY as a designer to watch and has dressed celebrities including Olivia Munn.
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