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Are you ready for the designer cage match that is Lifetime’s Project Runway All Stars? The network announced on Tuesday that the competition will commence on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m.
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The 13 returning designers won’t be able to lean on their past relationships as they’ll face a whole new panel of critics with supermodel Angela Lindvall hosting, Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles taking up the mentor duties, and designers Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman rounding out the judges’ panel.
They’ve got some pretty formidable guest judges planned, as well. Hello, Miss Piggy! Plus, model Miranda Kerr and musician and producer Pharrell Williams, among others.
The prize is pretty special, folks. The winner receives an exclusive designer boutique in select Neiman Marcus locations and on the store’s website, $100,000 dollars in technology and office space from HP and Intel, $100,000 cash from L’Oreal Paris, a feature spread in Marie Claire, a guest editor position at the magazine for one year, and a sewing and embroidery studio provided by Brother International. This could get ugly.
The Weinstein Company and Bunim-Murray Productions produce Project Runway All Stars.
Here’s the complete list of 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
Mila Hermanovski (Los Angeles, CA) – Season Seven, Second Runner-up
Kara Janx (New York, NY) – Season Two, Fourth Place
Elisa Jimenez (New York, NY) – Season Four, 10th Place
April Johnston (Savannah, GA) – Season Eight, Fifth Place
Rami Kashou (Los Angeles, CA)– Season Four, Runner-up
Austin Scarlett (New York, NY) – Season One, Fourth Place
Jerell Scott (New York, NY) – Season Five, Fourth Place
Sweet P/Kathleen Vaughn (Pasadena, CA) – Season Four, Fifth Place
Anthony Williams (Atlanta, GA) – Season Seven, Fifth Place
Who do you think will make it work all the way the pages of Marie Claire? Tell us in the comments section below.
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