March 22, 2012 8:06pm PT by THR Staff
'Project Runway: All Stars' Crowns a Winner
The moment of truth has arrived for Project Runway fans, as the season of All Stars has officially crowned a winner.
Mondo Guerra, who finished in second place during season 8, took home the ultimate prize on Thursday after his runway show went off without a hitch. Tommy Hilfiger and Neiman Marcus’ Ken Downing joined judges Angela Lindvall, Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman to pick a winner from the three finalists, which also included Austin Scarlett and Michael Costello, who finished in fourth place during seasons 1 and 8, respectively.
The trio was given four days to design a line, which were then shown at New York City’s Gotham Hall. Mondo was praised for his collection’s cohesiveness, while Austin was told that he didn’t have a full “collection.” Michael was complimented for creating a store-ready line, but criticized for a lack of sophistication with his prints.
The winner, Mondo, will ultimately sell his merchandise in a boutique inside select Neiman Marcus stores, and online. He also pockets $100,000 cash, and earns a spot as a guest editor with Marie Claire – complete with a full spread. As for the runners up, they’ll receive a free trip to Paris.