Well, that title just about says it all, don’t you think? Press release, take it away:
“The wait is FINALLY over! The MVPs from past seasons of the Emmy® Award nominated series Project Runway will be judged once again on Project Runway All Stars, premiering Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 9:00pm ET/PT on Lifetime.”
“A new day has arrived for 13 of the show’s most talented and memorable designers who’ve come back to the catwalk to face a brand new panel of discerning eyes with host supermodel Angela Lindvall, world-famous designers Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman as judges and fashion tastemaker and mentor, Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles.”
“The designers have already shown what they can do and have created names for themselves since appearing on their seasons but will they have what it takes to impress these fashion elites? They must also show off their fashion prowess to guest judges such as the iconic Miss Piggy, supermodel Miranda Kerr and musician and producer Pharrell Williams, among others throughout the season. “
“The All Star designers set to take the Runway once again are:
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
“The winner of Project Runway All Stars will receive the most lucrative prizing ever in Project Runway history. Prizes include an exclusive designer’s boutique in select Neiman Marcus stores and on NeimanMarcus.com, $100,000 dollars in technology and office space to help grow their business from HP and Intel, $100,000 cash from L’Oreal Paris, a feature spread in Marie Claire, for which he or she will serve as a guest editor for one year, and a sewing and embroidery studio provided by Brother International. Project Runway All Stars is produced by The Weinstein Company and Bunim-Murray Productions.”
Oooooh, they had us right up to those last couple of words.
But who are we kidding? We’ll watch it and blog it, of course. We’re pretty sour toward the whole Project Runway franchise after that last debacle, but we can’t stay away with a cast like this. We’ve heard, from various branches on the grapevine, that the designs coming from this crew were jawdropping; some of the best seen in the history of the show. That makes sense, considering the skill level on display here.
So, will you be able to subject yourself to Project Runway once again? At least it’s a different set of judges. And besides, aren’t you kind of dying to see what the hell Austin’s going to make out of those potscrubbers?
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