Meet the Project Runway All Stars Designers (UPDATED)

Posted on September 26, 2012

We got the scoop on this a while ago from one of our buzzing little Project Runway bees, but we didn’t feel right about breaking the story without confirmation. But it’s been leaking out slowly over the past day, so to hell with it. Here they are, kittens, the next generation of Project Runway All-Stars:

 

Althea Harper (Season 6)

Bring us up to speed!
I worked for a year as a designer at Tory Burch before working full-time on my own line, ALTHEA HARPER. You can view all the collections I’ve presented since the show at altheaharper.com. I also have an organic jersey line called Sittella, and I’m coming out with a workout line! In addition, I’m the creative designer at the suiting company Quincy. I also got married to Stewart, who was my boyfriend when I was on Season 6. We moved to the East Coast, where I split my time between NYC, where my showroom is located, and New Haven, CT, where my husband is in residency at Yale. I also became a mom to an adorable Min Pin/Chihuahua rescue named Chaolay (we named her after an inspirational trip to Thailand)!

Andrae Gonzalo (Season 2)

Bring us up to speed!
Ooooooh, my goodness, to say that this has been an amazing adventure is such an understatement! Since Season 2 aired in 2006, there have been some insane highs as well as some abysmal lows. I’ve been lucky to work for some sublime private clients who really believed in my abilities, but there were also companies that hired me, hoping to trade in on the popularity of the show, only to fire me when they didn’t profit instantly. There’s been rewarding work for the theater, as well as funds raised for causes that are dear to me, like gender equality and environmental preservation. I met Debra Messing, but I still need health insurance. Even so, I know there are millions of creative professionals in the same boat, that weren’t on “Project Runway.” AND, things are on the upswing! Last year, I relocated to New York (I’m not “SO L.A.” anymore), and I’m establishing a design operation in Brooklyn, under my own name. I’m excited about engaging with long-standing fans and friends of the show, in addition to those who aren’t familiar with the earlier seasons.

Anthony Ryan Auld (Season 9)

Bring us up to speed!
Since I was on “Project Runway,” I launched my nonprofit foundation, ROCKONE1, to benefit cancer victims of all types and their families. I also founded the first Fashion Week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in which Laura Kathleen, Bert Keeter, Joshua McKinley and I showed collections during a week’s worth of fashion-related events. It hasn’t even been a year since my season of “Project Runway”!!!

Casanova (Season 8)

Bring us up to speed!
I became a bag designer because I’m lazy. I don’t have to make any sizes, and it’s easy for customers to buy online at casanovanyc.com. I’ve also had a television show in Miami on Telemundo, and have been traveling a lot making personal appearances, and have visited Hawaii, Miami, Denver, Puerto Rico and Boston several times.

Emilio Sosa (Season 7)

Bring us up to speed!
I was nominated for a TONY Award for my work on “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” and I showed a collection at NYFW for Fall 2012, which will be sold online.

Ivy Higa (Season 8)

Bring us up to speed!
I’ve been fortunate enough to have been commissioned to design and create a dress for Lifetime’s president, Nancy Dubuc, for the Primetime Emmys. I had taken a break from my label to build capital, and had opportunities to work at Zac Posen, Diane von Furstenberg and Theory. I’ve dressed Olivia Munn for an MTV appearance, and British actress Christina Chong in London for an editorial shoot. Currently I’ve created a capsule collection of silk chiffon blouses as an “Essentials Collection” being sold on ivyhiga.com. A portion of proceeds are donated to an amazing cause I’ve been honored to be a part of, Nomi Network. They are a leading nonprofit organization that assists and helps create job opportunities for women in underdeveloped countries who have been survivors of sex trafficking. It’s important to me to help empower and rebuild hope in all women, and believe fashion is my platform to do so.

Joshua McKinley (Season 9)

Bring us up to speed!
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Kayne Gillaspie (Season 3)

Bring us up to speed!
Since “Project Runway” I was hired by Benjamin Walk Corporation to design a line of women’s shoes under my label Johnathan Kayne. The shoes are sold in over 2,500 stores in over 40 countries. I was also hired as creative director/designer for an international prom company. I currently own the dress line Johnathan Kayne that is offered in over 250 stores in 10 countries. I sold my retail clothing store and have been focused on building my brand. Most recently, I just launched the 2013 Johnathan Kayne for Empire Intimates line, which is my first line to be 100% Made In The USA!!!!!

Laura Kathleen (Season 9)

Bring us up to speed!
In the past year I have begun a jewelry line called Love Armour. I am also releasing a fine jewelry line. We are planning to launch a Fall 2013 collection available in boutiques. Also, I’m getting married!!!

Peach Carr (Season 8)

Bring us up to speed!
Since Season 8 I have been producing a line of tennis wear, which morphs into day wear with a change of shoes. I also have been dabbling in stretch sequin cocktail attire, under the name Peach Carr Designs. My line is carried in boutiques around the country and in my online shop. I also have been showing my collections in many cities, as well as traveling for speaking engagements. A year ago I participated in a fashion show for the American Heart Association featuring survivors. My survivor was a nine-year-old, Sarah. I speak to her and her family regularly and I have become an honorary aunt.

Suede (Season 5)

Bring us up to speed!
Since “Project Runway” Season 5 I have launched the SUEDEsays. brand, which is available worldwide and in over 3,000 stores in the United States. We offer fresh, modern, affordable solutions to the home fashionista and craftista. SUEDEsays. works with Simplicity Creative Group, who turns our women’s, men’s, children’s and accessory designs into paper patterns for the home sewer. Within in each pattern pack we offer different looks so the consumer can pick the style that represents who they are. Our patterns are available anywhere you can pick up Simplicity products. In July of 2012, we launched our first-ever SUEDEsays. line of fabrics, and they have been a huge success. Just in time for the Holiday 2012 season, we will be launching a line of “Special Occasion/Prom” fabrics, which will be exclusively available at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.

Uli Herzner (Season 3)

Bring us up to speed!
I’ve continued selling my designs at high-end boutiques….and continued working as a fashion stylist.

And last, but by no means least… brace yourselves, now …

Wendy Pepper (Season 1)!!

Bring us up to speed!
I have opened my designer showroom in Middleburg, Virginia, to showcase my clothing. I run a confection company making artisan cookies called Skylar Hill Confections. I am head chef of a soup company I created called Houndstooth Soup Company. I have started a new jewelry line.
Holy shit, this is going to be such a spectacular trainwreck. But at least we should be guaranteed some interesting fashion.

 

[Photo/Bio Credit: myLifetime.com]

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  • M_E_S

    Holy Jesus this is going to be a terrifying season.  What is going to happen when they put Josh and Suede in the same room together?  It might explode from the egos.

    On the plus side, ULI IS BACK!

    • Jill_3

      I can’t be the only one who audibly cried “CASANOVA!” and clapped her hands with glee, yes? But Kayne! Uli! What Happened To Andrae! Flippin’ Josh! WENDY UGLYSHOES PEPPER!!! And… Ivy. Um. Sure.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UQHEKG5EDX4T6NMARUC565TPQ Amy

        I definitely cried out CASANOVA! 

        Otherwise…I am nervous that it will be more train wreck that fashionably exciting! My “awww” reactions go out to Uli and Althea :)

        • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

          Oh, I’m with both of you!  I squeee’d and went “CASANOVA!!!”  I just freaking love that guy!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1009777 Valeria Josy Rivera

            I’ve actually met and worked with Casanova recently, and I cannot tell you how awesome he is in real life! So freaking excited to root for him!

          • Rand Ortega

             OMG! Dish!

        • Call me Bee

          Me, too!!  Esaaaaaaatly! 

      • MissAnnieRN

        Me too! Pretty sure I tweeted something about him being “a treasure” when he got eliminated. He had sound bites better than “one way monkey”

        • kikisayshi

           Exaaactlyyyy.

      • BuffaloBarbara

         Ploosh poppies!  Genie shoes!  Ah, Casanova.

        The only downside with Andrae is no Santino to write Tim/Andrae fanfic for us. ;p

        • VRuss

          Santino and Andrae and their skits were the best!!!! He did an awesone Tim inpersonation…

          Wish Santino was in this as well… I wonder if he was contacted, and if he would want to participate. He did make for great TV!

          • Jessi03

            He’s probably too busy being the worst judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, All-Stars.

          • Lilithcat

            Santino’s already been on an All-Star show.

          • malsews

            Well what’s wrong with that? Koto has been on AllStars twice now!

          • aimee_parrott

            The thought of Santino in a room with Joshua, Ivy, and Wendy is just… gruesome.  I’m glad there’s at least one nutcase they *didn’t* invite.

        • UsedtobeEP

          My husband can “speak” Tim Gunn and has the whole Red Lobster bit down pat.

      • tonibaloney

         ”Don’t defend the shoe to me.” The best line spoken in Project Runway history!

      • Celandine1

         Did you say Casanova with Heidi’s accent? Cause that’s the way I yelled it out loud!

        • Introspective

          I know!!!! I loved how she said it with her German lilt! it was perfect!!! Im so psyched to see him.

      • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

        I would watch this just because I love PLOSH PUPPIES!!!  Damnit to Drama Vortex.  He makes me want to not watch though.  But Andrae!  And Uli!  And holy cow Wendy Pepper… Dun dun duuuuuuun!!   

        I don’t know.  There is potential for very interesting fashion, but too much Seasons 8 & 9 here for my liking.  If only Viktor Luna could stand in for Anthony Ryan, I’d definitely be on the “I’m so there” train.  Alas, we shall see…

        • KathKo

           My thoughts, exactly : too many fame whores and not enough raw talent.
          But to see Uli, Kayne, Peach and Casanova together, what a joy.
          And I notice that nobody mentionned Emilio, like we wera all “oh… Him… Well, Okay…”.
          From season 7, I would rather have the delicious Maya back. She quit to early.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

            Thought the same thing….A sprinkling of talent in a sea of drama. I did remember Emilio. MK referred to his show as “a line, not a collection” If I remember correctly. Shouldn’t “All Stars” at least be “finalists”?? I don’t even remember two of these people 

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I think it was Nina Garcia who told Emilio that his final collection was a line, not a collection, on the reunion show, but perhaps MK had the same reaction. Can you tell I watch this series obsessively?

      • ClevelandburbsBeth

        I yelled out esssaaactly!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

      I don’t know about Josh and Suede (imho Suede is way more mature than Josh), but I’m thinking that there might be a rumble between Josh and Wendy and their oversized egos. Damn that’s a lot of drama to shove into one workroom!

      • MoHub

         I actually quite like Suede. His designs, though, not so much.

      • barbarienne

         Josh + Wendy rumble: No contest. She’ll make him cry in 60 seconds flat.

    • Brett Ashley Hawkins

       What a ho-hum cast… To put it simply, America should prepare themselves to watch Uli & Andrae eviscerate a bunch of sad half-talents. I could see Laura Kathleen doing a little better this time around perhaps. And I think Emilio might do well as much as I dislike him as a contestant. The rest? Cannon fodder 101.

      • ddfrog

        My initial thoughts were to skip the first 5 episodes and see who was left.  I’d watch for Uli & Andre.  But I just can’t watch another season with Josh.  Or Ivy.  Or Wendy.  Nope, no thanks. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

    Totally watching it for Andre

    • Sobaika

      But what happened to Andre??

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667203651 Susan Stroud Lloyd

        He’s at Red Lobster with Tim Gunn.

        • Le_Sigh

          Every time I see Andre I hear Santino’s Tim impression voice.

          • ShamelessHWAddict

            “Designers, look out for Andre.  He’s our little lamb.”

          • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

            That was my favorite one!

        • sayonaramrskackleman

          I walked past Andrae on the street the other day and totally had to bite back the urge to ask if he’d been to Red Lobster recently!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

        He’s right there, in Project Runway All Stars.

  • http://twitter.com/annaria Ria V

    Wendy F’in Pepper. 

    • JDreesen

      also, is she throwing gang signs?  i think she’s throwing gang signs.

  • http://twitter.com/Miri81 Miriam Diaz

    It should be exciting!

  • Amy T.

    Uli for the win!

    • http://twitter.com/laura_valerie Laura Curtis

      I would be mad at the talentless drama queen ensemble except that it means Uli is almost certain to win. So I’m OK with it. 

      • megohd

        unless they pull some ridiculous BS and orchestrate a win for some unworthy ass.

        Talent-wise, Uli is several heads and shoulders above all of these people.

      • librarygrrl64

        NOTHING is certain when it comes to cracktastic PR judging.

    • CozyCat

      Unfortunately, they seem determined to deny her the win that is rightfully hers.  It’s approaching “Lucy and Charlie Brown and the football” territory….

      • Stubenville

        I was thinking Susan Lucci…

  • tignor

    Andre’s back! He must have had enough of Lobsterfest.

  • siriuslover

    Andrae, Andrae, Andrae, Andrae!

  • http://angryfemur.tumblr.com Andrea Lane

    Oh. My. God. I’m so ready for an epic Wendy Pepper vs. Josh showdown. 

    • Jill_3

       Putting them together in one room is like an experiment in physics. WHO KNOWS WHAT THE RESULTS WILL BE.

      • MoHub

         Oh, I think Wendy can “take” Josh. He doesn’t stand a chance.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      Oh please say one of them will make Ivy cry. She is just not in the same league.

      • VRuss

        I would pay to see them make Ivy cry! (yeah, I’m mean)

      • RebeccaKW

        Wendy and Josh were just mean, to everyone.  Ivy just picked on the weak.  No contest.

  • http://twitter.com/MamaKambo Adrienne Renee

    Kayne!!

    • SRQkitten

      Kayne, Peach and Uli!

      Now if I could just forget this also will include Suede and [shudder] Josh.

      srq

      • CozyCat

        Given how Laura could get to Kayne, I can’t wait to see him deal with Wendy.

  • spooki C

    hot mess of a cast but I’m gonna have to watch for Uli and hope Josh and Wendy kill each other off quickly before I get too annoyed to watch.

    • Stubenville

      Three way death match with Ivy.

      • BuffaloBarbara

         First All-Stars Challenge: Sewing in the Hunger Games arena before the other tributes kill you…

        • Jill_3

           Imagine a cornucopia filled with shears and needles and razor edged zippers… but instead of brutal careers we get drama vortexes and bitches who talk in the third person. You made my head so happy just now.

          • BuffaloBarbara

             Glad to make your head happy.  My head goes happy when I think about Cinna wiping the floor with these drama queens with one well placed fake flame. ;p

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          And may the odds not be in Ivy or Josh’s favor.

  • Rand Ortega

    Kaynebow! Andre! Uli! Satan Pepper! Tom of Finland! This is going to be fun!
    PS: TLo, where’s Laura? Why won’t she play? I absolutely love her designs, would adore watching her smoke these lesser designers (present company excluded, Uli!).

    • Frank_821

      Considering what was going on with her husband, I think the show was the last thing on her mind

      • megohd

        Edited: okay, now I see what happened. That’s really too bad. I’ve been missing her blog—was this very recent?

        • http://www.facebook.com/christy.w.parker Christy Ward Parker

          Yes, he passed away about a month ago.

          • http://twitter.com/FunButNutz John Spodick

            OMG that’s so sad.  Laura we love you and are thinking about you!

          • RebeccaKW

             Oh, no!  That is so sad. 

        • Frank_821

          Laura’s husband just passed away from cancer

          • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

            That really sucks.  Poor gal.  My heart goes out to her and their kids, that has to be the hardest thing to go through.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      I’m pretty sure Laura had other things on her mind while this was taping.  RIP Bad Daddy.

    • Violina23

      When TLo talked about the first All-Stars and mentioned a PR Alumni asking their advice about All-Stars and turning it down, I always assumed they were probably talking about Laura…

      What happened to her husband? :-/

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000289145077 Asante Vilicia Simons

        Her husband died of cancer recently.

        • SapphoPoet

          Oh, dear. So sorry to hear that. 

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668300493 Patsye Dickinson Peebles

           Oh, my, what a shame.  I am so sorry to hear that.  That is really tough for Laura and all the kids.

        • Rand Ortega

           I didn’t know. Extremely sorry to hear of Peter Shelton’s passing. With his partner, Lee F. Mindel, they really created a renaissance in modern New York architecture & design over the last 30 years. They were featured quite often in Architectural Digest & the NY Times & won many awards.

        • dschubba

          Oh my, I had no idea. Laura Bennett’s one of my all-time faves. :(

        • Violina23

          Oh no :( I hope TLo can give her lots of hugs from us bitter kittens.

      • crackineggs

         That’s so sad.  I just read her book and they seemed amazingly perfect for each other.  Her poor boys.

    • Call me Bee

      Tom of Finland? 

      • Rand Ortega

         Joshua McKinley looks like the characters drawn by the  artist, Tom of Finland. Google the name & you’ll see what I mean.

        • formerlyAnon

          Well, he cultivates the look. Kind of like plenty of attractive young women can dress & groom like Gibson Girls, but to really have the look it takes some rare genes.

        • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

          Just did – I didn’t realize that was the name of that artist, but I’ve always thought Josh looked like those drawings, LOL!!!

        • Susannah Perry

           Oh… wow… I can’t unsee that now.  Awesome.

        • kikisayshi

           Bahahaha. Wow.

      • Call me Bee

        Ah–thanks!  You are all correct–certainly Josh emulates that Laaksonen look, eh?  Oi sa kurat! 

  • http://twitter.com/stonejoe Pepe Ortiz

    Oh great Josh and Ivy are back. Aside from those 2 I’m looking forward to this. Interested in Wendy’s behavior this time around.

  • Kyle Crawford

    WENDY FUCKING PEPPER !  NOW I will watch.. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Elizabeth-Poytinger-Baumer/1516981341 Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    BOW DOWN BITCHES, WENDY PEPPER IS IN THE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Two words: HOLY SHIT

    They should forget going back to Parsons and go straight to a mental hospital to shoot this All-Stars season.

    • Lily-Rygh

       And the Ivy can be re-inspired by “the color of hospital curtains,” otherwise known as white, off-white, eggshell, taupe, ecru, beige, and all the other colors of the IvyH rainbow!

  • http://profiles.google.com/glincourt Grace Lincourt

    Kayne!  I kinda always had a soft spot for him.  As for the rest of the lot… at least it won’t be boring.  I’m IN!

  • http://twitter.com/jon92027 Jon Moench

    Wendy Pepper!!!! OMG- so excited- I am sure that she has the pictures of her children already packed- and Kayne, Josh C, and Andrae! great choices

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      It might be ghoulish fun to see if Wendy can pull some of that shit on Clinique Counter and Ivy. 

      • Lisa_Cop

        Oooh! A Wendy Pepper/ Clinique Counter throw down. Can’t wait!

  • http://twitter.com/ristispeaks Risti

    6/13 designers from seasons 8-9? Add that in to how many season 8 folks were in the FIRST season of All-Stars and shouldn’t they just admit that they’re calling a do-over on those seasons?

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I wonder how many designers from previous seasons were not availabe or were not interested in another go-round on the PR carousel.  I am pleased to see Uli, Kayne, Althea, Emilio and Peach back. We BKs are forever indebted to Peach for coining the phrase “the good china”.

  • ShivaDiva

    Holy crap!  Ivy, Josh, Suede and Wendy Pepper all in one season?  Barf!  I’m counting only about 3 or 4 actual finalists, so their definition of “All-Star” must be getting looser and looser.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

      Given that Wendy was in the top 3 her season, I don’t think being a finalist is necessarily a standard of talent. 

      • Lisa_Cop

        I wonder what has happened to Daniel Vosovik? IMHO.he was robbed during his season (2, I think).

        • blondie65

          Daniel V won the first all star show they did a few years ago…it was just one show, not a season, but he won like $100,000 for it, so I would guess they would not invite him back for another all star.

  • Prudentia

    Pru is not happy to see Suede. 

    How can there be a second season of All-Stars? By rights you can only have “Not Quite All Stars, just some other contestants who didn’t win or make the first cut”. 

    I am, however, THRILLED to see Andrae again! 

  • Annie Leung

    OMG, so much drama in this line-up. Josh, Ivy, and Wendy . . . I’m afraid, very afraid. 

    Rooting for Andrae, Uli, and Kayne!

  • hmariec19

    WENDY IS BACK!!!

  • Zippypie

    WTF?  Josh? Ivy? WENDY?  I don’t know if I can stomach this.  Or if they’ll be any fashion whatsoever, just B/M drama.  Or Althea and Uli just working quietly away while everyone else implodes.

    • http://www.jettgalindo.com/ Jett Galindo

      I feel bad for Althea, Uli, and probably even Laura, for being mixed in to this craziness :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1045295912 Charles Purdy

    Ugh. Suede makes my TV hard to watch.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XE72VTJBLSRHRIFCFRDXNYZOJM ElizabethG

    This isn’t All-Stars this is the Freaks and Geeks Edition. Uli or Althea should win this in a walk. 

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      I agree – Althea is a favorite of mine.  Real talent.  Hope she can stay above the fray.

      • megohd

        Wow — couldn’t agree less. I found her to be a total bore.

        Season 6 just sucked all around, in my opinion. Uninspired.

        • Kayceed

          Yes, I agree season 6 was not good.

  • http://profiles.google.com/saramichelef Sarah Michele Ford

    so THAT’S what happened to Andrae.

  • JDreesen

    quite a few 8 & 9ers…i just hope it doesn’t *show* like Season 8 or 9.

    • ecallaw1977

       Way too many 8 & 9-ers.  Hard to believe that any of them from those seasons could be considered All-Stars.

  • Sobaika

    CASSSSSSAAANOVA!!!

    • Stubenville

      Needs more ploosh poppies!  =)

    • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

      I know!!!!

    • PaulaBerman

       Exaaaaaaaackly!

  • Mb

    Can we just skip the current season and go straight to this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ann.verwiebe Ann VerWiebe

    Suede’s been designing patterns. I think he’s Kent State’s favorite son right now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

      So has Leanne! There’s a new one out by her that I covet so hard. As soon as the 5/$5 Simplicity sale starts up at Hancock’s in a couple of weeks, IT SHALL BE MINE. Suede’s patterns aren’t bad- they’re cute, though kind of basic. Leanne’s are FAB. 

  • ChelseaNH

    First, is All-Stars going to be an annual thing?  Because they’re gonna run outta designers really fast.

    Second, that’s a lot of people from the later seasons.

    Third, Suede is an “all star”?  Seriously?  SERIOUSLY?

    Fourth, I don’t think I can stand to watch Josh again.  Especially not when Suede is already wearing on my nerves.

    Fifth, not even Uli and Kaynebow can make up for those two.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Well, Bunim-Murray uses the term all-star very loosely. As for Suede, will they bring back Hedda Lettuce from the drag queen challenge to smack Suede around some more?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248212910 Jessie Melcher Brown

    Oh my … in addition to the camera crew they are going to need armed guards.  Ivy vs the peppanator.  ROTFLMAO

  • imspinningaround

    We’re finally going to find out what happened to Andrae!

  • Sue_Asponte

    ULI ULI ULI!!!! Her final collection was so fabulous, she deserved the win in her season. I am psyched to see Wendy but even more for Uli.
    And to keep sane, I’ll probably just skip the first half of the season.

    • Call me Bee

      I don’t know–may be interesting to see Althea, Uli and Wendy crush Josh like a bug.  I predict either he or Ivy is the first to go. 

  • Jangle57

    When I saw Andre’s name, I immediately looked for Santino’s cause when I think of that season, the first memory that comes to mind is Santino’s dead on imitation of Tim Gunn saying: ‘Andrea?  Where’s Andrea? 

    • MoHub

       Andrea scarpered in the dead of night in the current season. Andrae is at Red Lobster with The Gunn.

  • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

    Uli better win. That is all.
    Who let Suede in?

    • Stubenville

      Someone has to go first…

  • Elaine Lang

    I want to give Peach and Uli their own apartment to protect their Awesome from the Crazy.
     

  • donnaINseattle

    oh dear.

    oh dear.

    oh.

    Can’t type due to laughter.)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LFXSX3ONYXEVBBSXX44CC554W4 Ashe

    ANDRE! and ULI! – I was just watching the rerun of the Uli/Michael/Jeffery/Laura finale – love her and her “weally” reallys!

    • dschubba

      I still feel that that was the strongest finale group ever.

    • Call me Bee

      And MK doing Uli’s accent, “I lofe ze hot veazer!”  He did that, with affection, a few times.  Cracks me up.

      • CozyCat

        What was even better was the nasty look Heidi would give him whenever he did it….

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Watching Heidi interact with Uli was like the movie “Highlander”-There can be only ONE hot Teutonic woman….

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    This must be some new definition of the term ‘all star’ with which I was hitherto unacquainted.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2066192 Melissa Mellon

       I quite agree. Project Runway: “People You Already Know Sewing in a Room” Edition?

    • formerlyAnon

      Previous PR contestants, mostly of note for popularity or unpopularity in their seasons.

    • alice20c

      Project Runway: Also-Rans

  • http://twitter.com/MSUHusbye MSUHusbye

    Andrae for the win! 

    • MoHub

       Yes, Andrae. I’ve always felt he was rooked on the Inspiration challenge—and I think Jay wanted to give the win to him—and he was unfairly booted for his florist-shop outfit. (Much as I love Uncle Nick, that banana-leaf disaster should have gotten the auf.)

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Agree that Andrae should have taken the inspiration challenge. When someone can take water in a gutter and transform that idea into a magical dress, that is worthy of a win.

  • wood meredith

    1)  Uli got a boob job
    2)  I (heart) Peach
    3)  Althea finally found a good colorist.  THANK GOODNESS!!!

  • Anathema_Device

    Andrae!! Yay! This should be really fun.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=667203651 Susan Stroud Lloyd

    Holy shitballs, I am excited!!

  • Presumptuous Insect

    I have always said that Wendy is far from the worst of the bunch, and now that that wretched scum of the earth Ivy is going to be there for comparison, I will be vindicated!  Huzzah! Plus, seeing the designs get more and more dull with each passing season, I am looking forward with pleasure to see what Wendy comes up with. And… Yay Uli! Yay Andre! Both wonderful designers and decent people.

  • http://twitter.com/astrosexy єℓιzαвєтн。

    More like Ass-Stars. I heartily object to this cast (with the exception of Uli and Andrae).

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WAUK2Q54VNTYLYSE2YPQPVP4AU Gailann

    Ivy and Josh?  Oh my God, Nooooooo!  Hasn’t Uli been on All Stars before?  I do like her, and Althea, but not sure my tender psyhce will be able to tolerate this line up.  Yeesh.

    • dschubba

       Uli was on that one-off All-Star special before Season 6.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

    I’m really glad to see Laura there; her decoy collection was brilliant, second (for me) only to Kara Janx’s.

  • CarolinLA

    OK, I like Peach but she’s hardly an All-Star and Ivy?!  Please.  And Anthony Ryan?  Please.  Laura Kathleen deserves to be here because she made the best collection the year she participated even though her work on the show was lackluster.  Emilio and Uli and Althea are worthy competitors.  Josh will just end up making clothes for skinny gay men.  I am interested to see how Suede and Kayne have grown.  And Wendy – who cares.

    • SapphoPoet

      Yes, I remember gasping when I saw Laura Kathleen’s final collection. I wish she’d been designing like that all along. It was amazing. 

  • Trisha26

    Hmmm…you’d have to pay me to watch this. 

  • NICHOLAS PASQUALE

    I reallllllly hope they don’t fuck Uli over for a THIRD TIME. Jesus Christ is this woman a glutton for punishment? Such a shame if they do because I really adore her.

    And dear god baby jesus Wendy Pepper. Can’t wait.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

      She made some truly fab stuff during that mini-All-Stars special they did before the season 6 premiere. Fingers crossed for this season!

  • CarolinLA

    Project Runway:  the Bellevue Blood Bath edition.  Wendy, Ivy, and Josh can battle it out for who is the biggest C-word.

  • frannyprof

    I. Can’t. Wait. This is going to be such a bitchfest.

  • Stubenville

    Ivy and Wendy Pepper? BWAHAHAH!  Either they will join forces and become the evil twins. or they’ll be at each other’s throats in three minutes. 

    • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

      Jesus, those two.  I can smell the brimstone from here.

      • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

        Eye of needle and button of frog, wool of bat and tongue of clog!

        Lol, I wonder how Emilio will cope with all the perceived and real mediocrity we’ve got going on here.  Will he surprise us by being eliminated midway like Rami?  I’m also hoping they use the same all-star panel & mentor as the last one did.  

        I think I’ll have to wait for the first few recaps to decide whether or not to watch.  Recaps for the current season did nothing but reinforce my decision to not watch.  Because this is more or less Project Runway:  Heart of Darkness.  The horror, the horror!

  • CarolinLA

    Plush Puppies!!!!!!

  • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

    Ivy, Josh and Wendy?   Well, there’s three of the Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse!  They’re missing one.

    So happy to see Uli, Peach, Andre, Kayne and Cassssaaaaanooooova!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      Well, Kenley has already been on the All-Stars version of the show.

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        True (although I didn’t mind her as much on All Stars).  I guess we should be grateful there are only three of them. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

      As far as I’m concerned, Emilio’s the fourth. At least in terms of obnoxiousness. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

        It’s true that he is, but at least he also has more talent than most of the others in this list.

        • dschubba

          Emilio was unbearable, but I’d wear his circus gown to work tomorrow, if I could. And I don’t work at the circus.

          • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

            Okay, he can be the 4th Horseman.  I didn’t include him because I missed a lot of season 7 because I was going back to school at that time.  I saw enough to love Seth Aaron and Anthony, but not enough to really see what a lot of the others were like.  I still have to catch up on that whole entire season at some point!

  • dithmer

    Ew.  I hate Ivy.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/robin.layton Robin D. Layton

    HOLY @#$!$T

  • dschubba

    They get to make up for that whole “Uli, you made a collection every woman would want to wear. Jeffrey, you made a few missteps. Uli, you lose” thing.

    I’m Uli for the win, Emilio as first runner up and, oh, let’s go with Althea as #3.

  • hughman

    This is like going to your High School Reunion and no one shows up but all the crazy drama students who just want to talk about how they were on Hoarders once as a featured house cleaner. 

  • kaycem

    wendy pepper AND josh?!?!  kill it with fire!  (there are a couple — like peach and uli — that i’m looking forward to, but i don’t know if i can do the drama vortex that is definitely going to be opening up in parsons.)

  • GretaChristina

    Half these people I don’t even remember who they are. And Wendy Pepper? Are they freaking  kidding me? I have to sit around and hate her all over again?

    On the other hand…. AN-drae! What happened to AN-drae? That makes me unutterably happy.

  • http://profiles.google.com/melantha.chimera Eileen Duffy

    Sorry, but I do believe PR has jumped the shark.  I don’t even remember some of the folks they’re putting in “all stars”.  I has a sad, but I do hope that this is better than what’s been happening.

  • http://www.bakingbarrister.com/ BB

    I hate a good chunk of these people, can’t remember some of them, and am ambivalent towards others. There are maybe two I’d want to watch again. Meh.

  • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

    Oh. Dear.

    I feel so bad for Uli lumped with these group of crazies. Whoa.

  • http://www.jettgalindo.com/ Jett Galindo

    the casting has left me with a bad taste in my mouth…

  • Joyce VG

    WENDY PEPPER!  WOW!  I’m so happy to see Uli and Andre!

  • tinyredlocks

    ULI! ULI! ULI!  I am so watching this. Also… PEACH! KAYNE! ALTHEA!!!

    • DCSheehan

      ULI!!!! Hers is still my favourite finale collection ever!

  • snarkykitten

    SWEET BABY JESUS

  • http://twitter.com/lizbeth0013 Elizabeth Van Marcke

    talk about scrolldown fug! wendy pepper! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

    Omigod. This is going to be the best kind of trainwreck ever. An acceptable amount of talent steeped in CRAZY.

    • MilaXX

      ya know, I could live with an All Star Season every year if they keep the drama on the All Star Season and cast for talent on the regular seasons.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        Yesss. That sounds divine, actually.

    • Lisa_Cop

      What about Jillian from Season 4? I loved her finale collection….even more than Christian’s.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        I wish they’d bring her back! Her coats were TO DIEEEEE. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

    I actually work with Wendy Pepper’s best friend. Wendy is a remarkably kind lady who makes gorgeous clothes, just for the rich, older lady set. 

    • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth Mellone

      You know, that doesn’t really surprise me. When PR started, reality television mostly was about shows like Survivor and Big Brother, in which being a successful contestant depended on cultivating a defined persona and making alliances. Wendy seemed to be modeling her approach to Runway on those shows. We were all horrified because Project Runway was different, and based on talent! Now, nine seasons later, PR has become more and more like those stereotypical reality shows, and Wendy Pepper’s act seems practically innocuous compared to more recent contestants. That said, she’ll have to show a more adventurous, fashion-forward aesthetic if she wants to make it very far in this season of All-Stars.

  • http://profiles.google.com/bratling2 Laura Davies

    And my prediction for the first AUF– Casanova! Followed by Peach.  How many of these All Stars has she subjected herself to? And did they just decide to do Villian season on All-Stars? ‘Cause most of these people made themselves hated!

  • Ouizee

    Shut the front door!  Wendy Pepper?!?!
    But, for everyone else – are you considered an “All Star” if you show up for the taping of the “All Star” show?  Honestly, I don’t remember half of them, and I’ve been a bitter kitten from the start…

  • Peeve

    WAY too soon to see Josh’s ass-face again. He looks like a member of the Village People in his picture. BM uses the term “all-stars” rather loosely, don’t they? Suede, Ivy and Peach–really? I’ll be glad to see Uli and Althea, though.

  • Call me Bee

    Oh I am so excited to see most of these characters (Anderae!!) and am so NOT excited to see Josh, Ivy and Emilio.  But then, we always need at least one designer to hate. 
    I hope Josh crosses Peach once too often and she gives him holy hell!  Or maybe Wendy will.  (I think she really got a raw deal with the designers for just speaking the truth during the first season.) 
    Anyway–I am excited beyond repair. 

    • janierainie

      I totally agree with you about Wendy. I’ve never understood all the hate slung at her. Maybe she’ll redeem herself by kicking Josh’s ass. 

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        I think most of the hate leveled at Wendy was because, yeah, it was the first season.  But I think what made people hate her was that she played the game like Survivor, with trying to pit people against each other, and head games, etc.  Which… you really can’t do with PR. The show doesn’t work like that – the judges will decide what they decide, and if you designed something great or bad, then they decide what happens to you.  So I think that was the whole deal with Wendy – just the way she attempted to play was unnecessary. Of course, now we have people trying to throw each other under the bus on the runway all the time, so maybe she was on to something! ;-)

        • Call me Bee

          ITA.  At the beginning–that’s exactly what she did.  But she also stated the truth about the team challenges when no one would, and, mcsh as I loved Kara Saun’s fashions, she acted the spoiled, entitled B and Wendy was right to call her out in the finale.  For that, she got a rep as a B herself.  But I loved her fashions in the finale–even the sheer shirt. 
          Hopefully everyone has matured and that Survivor-like mind-set is gone.  (Though I don’t have much hope for Ivy…LOL…)

      • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

        “I totally agree with you about Wendy. I’ve never understood all the hate slung at her.”
        I was reading Wendy Pepper stuff for *years* before I realized that I’d never actually seen Season 1. I had just seen and read about the contestants so much that I imagined I’d seen it and that I just couldn’t place her, LOL. So I finally watched it and liked her final collection, it was very glamorous as I recall. She was an outlier, that’s for sure.

  • unbornfawn

    Jesus, Mary and Oprah! 

  • Vodeeodoe

    I will only watch this if they have After The Runway shows immediately following. This is going to be some Real Housewives sh*t. Josh and Wendy, sitting in a tree….

  • e jerry powell

    With the way Jon Murray has been running the challenges since the show moved to Lifetime, I hold out no hope for the quality of the fashion, even with Uli, Kayne, Andrae and Wendy around.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      At least they’re making it obvious that next All-Stars season is all about drama, not talent. Although I’m looking forward to see Althea, Uli and Andrae (only if he doesn’t have an epic meltdown).

      • e jerry powell

         Oh, be real.  They’re counting on Andrae having a monumental freak out.  Setting good clothes aside, why have him?

  • Girl_With_a_Pearl

    Drama, drama, drama.  Not sure a whole lot of good fashion is going to come out of this.

  • whitrome

    I can’t wait to welcome Andrae’s bedraggled ass back into my life with open arms! This is going to be legen-wait for it-dary!

  • SophiaPehawkins

    WENDY!!!!! And I also watch for Uli and Kayne.

  • SapphoPoet

    I have the same dragonfly charm as Uli!

    Josh still looks like he’s auditioning for The Village People.

    Casanooooova! 

    And Peach!

  • jmorino08

    I CANNOT wait to see sparks fly between Wendy and Joshua!!

    • MilaXX

      I’m thinking Josh & Ivy. Wendy liked to do her dirt on the downlow

  • Karen Dickerson

    OH MY GOD. The apocalypse. It’s coming. I know it. 

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    apparently all star means that one has appeared on the program before.

    although i must say i love that casanova looks like a middle aged bohemian hollywood Jew circa, i dunno, 1970. if that sounds odd to you, please be assured that i know wherefrom i speaketh cos i speaketh of just about everyone my parents knew circa 1970 [including my parents]. these may be reflections of a five year old, but still.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cortney-Dean/100002491593625 Cortney Dean

    GAH! I can’t wait! And now I am extra, super sad (for the first time) we don’t have cable anymore. GOD BLESS THE INTERNET.

  • Araina23

    I had been wondering what happened to Andre…

  • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

    Holy mother of God. Clearly they didn’t cast for any reason but psychosis. (Peach excepted.)
     

  • Sarah Sheldon

    I’m sorry, I can’t comment because I CANT STOP LAUGHING. This is going to be the most epic thing ever. I can’t wait.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

    OMG! Wendy Pepper vs Josh the Drama Vortex! That is going to be amazing! Too many newer people though. I’ll be rooting for Uli, Andrae, Kayne and Suede.

  • carolynmo

    Wow! Ok, I’ll start watching again. That’s a lot of egos.

    I love Peach!

  • MmmmmmmmK

    Too much Season 9.

    • MilaXX

      too much season 8.

      • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

        Too much of all of those bitches!

  • NCDFan

    That’s a roller coaster of a line up. I was alternately gleeful and horrified.

  • Scoobydrew

    Oh … OH!  Ivy, Laura Kathleen and Joshua … I don’t know who I am going to hate the most … who am I kidding, It’s Joshua, although I do use  ”I WILL NOT HAVE IT!” All the time … 

    And  hurray Uli!

    • Presumptuous Insect

      Btw, that “I WILL NOT HAVE IT” clip was shown on the Emmy Awards. HA HA HA HA!

      • Scoobydrew

        I am not surprised, it was the best thing I took out of that season … 

        • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

          That was hilarious!  And it was the dramatic little pause that did it – “I WILL (*pause, dramatic eyelash flutter*) NOT HAVE IT!”  I died!

          • Stubenville

            I wonder if it’s lifted from the same phrase in Sordid Lives…

  • lolaleen

    Andrae! Kayne! Uli! Wendy freakin’ Pepper!

    I basically stopped watching halfway through season 6 so I have no idea who any of the others are. Should be interesting, that’s for sure.

  • Judy_J

    Quite a line up! Yea Peach!

  • http://twitter.com/TheRealSandraOh Sandra Oh

    Uli!

  • MissAnnieRN

    Laura Kathleen, Uli, and Althea are the competition to my eye. Josh, Wendy, Ivy for the drama. peach for comic relief. Emilio for the ego. Can’t believe Bert Keeter isn’t invited for elegance and Nina’s favorite: taste level.

  • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

    KAYNE!!!!

  • Winter_White

    Please call me when it’s Jay McCarroll, Kara Saun, Laura Bennett, Malan Breton, Jillian Lewis, Korto, Gordana, Maya Luz…(I’m sure I’ll think of  others in the middle of the night…) 

    • Roosevelt 85

      I like this but I think they would do it with people that haven’t won so I would watch the following…

      Kara Saun
      Laura Bennett
      Jillian Lewis
      Korto
      Maya Luz
      Uli 
      Kara Janx
      Daniel V
      Alexandra Vidal

      • Winter_White

        Jay was such a great contestant, a natural quote-machine, famously didn’t take the money when he won…AND I love him.  So don’t you think they could make an exception in his case?  :)(Oops, though:  just remembered that Gordana was already on an All Stars season.)

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Wasn’t Korto on that one-off All Stars that they ran just before the first season on Lifetime? That was the AllStars that I’ve always thought was a makeup win for Daniel Vosovich.

      • Call me Bee

        Forget Kara Saun (just cuz I don’t like her, though she’s a big talent) and add Alison from S3 and Santino and Miss Anthony just for fun.  :)  

      • ecallaw1977

        You can count out Daniel V, because he won the first All-Stars edition they did.  Korto got 2nd, just like she did during her season, and she was pretty pissed about it. 

    • dschubba

      I was really hoping Maya would be a part of the first All-Star season.

      • In_Stitches

         She jumped off the ship mid voyage for a reason; I doubt we’ll see her back on tv.  Sad, she’s a true talent.  Her water dress was gorgeous. 

    • Lisa_Cop

      Daniel Vosivijk.

  • Bozhi

    Kayne, Uli, Suede, Wendy Pepper, Casanova, Anthony Ryan!!  We should get some fashion.

  • DeTrop

    For the sake of my health I’m giving this one a pass.  Gretchen would have been the icing on a very bad cake.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=679263485 Edmund Heng

    Uli and Emilio in the top 3 definitely =)

  • http://twitter.com/KwanaWrites K.M. Jackson

    Wendy Pepper!!!! Excuse me while I pick up my face. I’m in.

  • Sweetvegan

    Awesome! Looking forward to it! And I hope the drama doesn’t overshadow the competition.

  • Melanie S.

    THERE’s Andrae!

  • lill5

    Dear lord, I promise to go to confession every day and tithe 50% of my income if you let Ivy and Josh and Wendy have to be on teams with each other. THIS one I’m watching for the drama. Full stop. They finally got me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arjay-Gallo/1336876862 Arjay Gallo

    I’m calling it right now: Uli for the win.

    • Winter_White

      If the first All-Stars season was about getting fan-fave Daniel V. a win, and the second was about getting Mondo his win, then…looking at this lineup, you might be right.

      • Lisa_Cop

        There was a first season? When? I thought the one with Mondo was the first season…

        • Winter_White

          My mistake:  it wasn’t a whole season.  It was…what was it, fellow Kittens, one long special presentation?  A couple of shows?  Anyway, it was an All-Star competition that Daniel V. won.  Included Korto, Chris March, Santino, Peach…etc.

  • http://twitter.com/NJPaganelli NJPaganelli

    I found my self saying “DUH” to each photo as I scrolled down… until the end, when I switched to “wait, really?”

  • http://www.facebook.com/molly.oberhausen Molly Oberhausen

    until the last two I thought- ugh attention hogs from later seasons and then all of the sudden ULI and HUGE attention hog from original season!

  • VRuss

    CASANOOOOVVVAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  OMG, I love him so much… Santino would have been great too, he is my all time favorite.

    talk about the drama! This season is going to be a major train wreck indeed, and like a good accident, we can’t help but stop and stare.

    • Tatiana Luján

      Who’s more arrogant, Santino or Emilio Sosa?

      • Call me Bee

        Emilio by far.  Santino was, certainly, but I think it came from a special place in his heart–a defense mechanism.  SInce seeing him on that “On the Road” program with Austin, he seems to have mellowed and settled down.  Emilio was just a plain ol’ asshole, and that’s hard to fix. 

        • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

          I loooooved On the Road with Austin and Santino.  Fun stuff.  Santino was still in his 20s when his season aired, yes?  Emilio, on the other hand…

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Emilio does have a career in costume design that’s been quite successful. Personable? No, I grant that, but he at least has talent and a track record in his chosen field. 

    • Lisa_Cop

      We saw alot of Santino in his On the road show with Austin Scarlet. Of course, that didn’t stop them from putting Austin on All Stars

  • swissgirl

    Wait a minute, I thought the All-Stars were the ALL-STARS, as in Last Year! Who are these designers, the All-Star B-List? Come on–Peach? Laura Kathleen? JOSHUA??? I don’t know whether to watch or break my TV.

    • indigospade

       You deserve 50 lashes across your good china for dissing Miss Peach.

  • MilaXX

    Wow, so many I dislike. Sadly the more recent famewhores make Wendy Pepper look like a walk in the park. Suede is obviously cannon fodder. I shudder at the implosion of Ivy/Josh M/Wendy Pepper. Of those 3 I am really not looking forward to Ivy.  I know a lot of people disliked Gretchen during her season, but I thought Ivy was nastier by far. I also think Emilio got punished for having a bad attitude and being perceived as arrogant.

    • dschubba

      There were a few times I honestly felt that Gretchen perceived her own comments as constructive criticism and not just 120 proof Haterade. Ivy’s always seemed like purposeful insults.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I can’t stand Josh. Besides from being mean, he’s loud.

  • swissgirl

    Oh, and Anthony Ryan still looks creepy and dirty (as in unwashed) with stupid hair.

  • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

    Oh god. This has dramarama written all over it. 

  • http://twitter.com/angelestrails Natasha

    Wow, wow, wow!! WENDY PEPPER, the original villain extraordinaire. Will this be a redemption PR for her? So many precious and/or talented people in this group, and quite possibly my least favorite drama vortex, Joshua McKinley. I won’t be able to stay away. Also, #TeamUli

  • dickylarue

    I hope it’s all team challenges & they let them all bring weapons with them into the workroom. Peach with a Hanzo sword could take this.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Louise-Bryan/1177213326 Louise Bryan

    Casanova?  Really?  So is this a set up to give Uli a win?

  • julnyes

    This cast gives me hives .. I’ll continue to just follow the recaps and make someone else live through the unedited mess.

  • formerlyAnon

    Kayne! Uli! and The Parade of Personalities!

  • another_laura

    BWAH hahahahahaha!! Oh I will have to watch this. There’s Andrae! Wendy Pepper?!? Comedy gold!!

  • dschubba

    Doesn’t anyone have a more recent picture of Wendy Pepper?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1013443339 Hannah Prutton

    KAYNE!!! ULI!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/JennyMachete Jennifer Zertuche

    Wendy friggin’ Pepper?!? …and Ivy Higa?! Not to mention Emilio and Josua! Which Evil queen will prevail? Peach and Kayne will have to be extra sugary sweet to balance it out. I am definitely lifting my boycott to view this!

  • Monica Foucher

    1) my first reaction was “Peach again?” But then I realized I was thinking of Sweet Pea. Sorry Peach!
    2) Uli again? Nah, I ain’t mad. I love her!
    3) When did Althea get cute? She looks great!
    4) (single voice of dissent) EMILIO!!!!! YEA!!!!!!
    5) Ugh, Laura Kathleen. Ugh. I’d almost rather see Gretchen… but not quite

    • Tatiana Luján

      Gretchen is what this show is missing to get everyone on the show killed.

  • sterlingrose

    Hate to be a party pooper but how are these the All Stars. Doesn’t the title suggest the best?  All Star what?  Hysterics?  Whiners?
     Bitches?   Bad Designers?   I am happy to see Andre again however… but not sure if I am up for this one.  This is now a crazy reality show waiting for the melt down each episode

    • http://twitter.com/BrienneCalmer Brienne Calmer

      It’s like Dancing with the “Stars”.  Real stars have actual star things going on.

  • http://twitter.com/BrienneCalmer Brienne Calmer

    I see they managed to get all the backstabbing bitches in this round.  *golf clap*

    If Andrae does not, at some point, go to Red Lobster, I will be disappoint.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      He should be going with Tim. Oh Santino, you were the best. 

  • Northern_Light_27

    Kayne! (Had to look twice to make sure I didn’t accidentally write “Kanye”) Uli! Peach! Andrae! …and a whole boatful of contestants I never, ever wanted to see again. 

  • olivelovetree

    Wendy Pepper!!!

  • timotomasu

    Joshua McKinley????? What an awful human being! That is my number one reason to give this a miss. But I’d love to watch the Peach & Uli show.

  • http://twitter.com/BrienneCalmer Brienne Calmer

    I’m putting on my prediction hat:

    Episode 1: Anthony Ryan will nearly get auf’d, but he’ll be saved by some fabulous piece of knitwear.  Which will later turn out to be a pattern his knitter friend found on Ravelry.  Instead, Suede will go home for being a less interesting version of Kayne.

    Episode 2: Casanova will make something in beige, but Peach will go home for being “old”.  Surprise twist: Andrae goes to Red Lobster, gets killer food poisoning, has to drop out of the competition.

    Episode 3: Team Challenge: Poison Ivy + Kayne vs. Wendy + Josh in the drama competition. Althea + Andrae will win, but no one will remember it.  Uli + Laura Kathleen will do something boring.  Emilio + Casanova will be a disaster, but Casanova will go home because Emilio has enough English to defend himself to the judges on the runway, and Casanova is too nice to reciprocate when Emilio throws him under the bus.

    Episode 4: Anthony Ryan has a meltdown, but recovers in time for the runway.  Kayne makes something tackier than duct tape in August.  Anthony Ryan goes home.

    Episode 5: Wendy and Kayne make a surprising alliance.  Poison Ivy talks smack about Uli’s mom.  Josh weeps like a tiny little girl, then plots to kill everyone in their beds.  Everyone else makes clothes.  Althea goes home for not being bitchy enough.

    Episode 6-penultimate episode: Repeat Episode 5, removing contestants in ascending order of bitchiness, exempting Uli because *someone* needs to be making clothes.  Finale is Ivy, Josh, and Uli.  Ivy breaks the rules by using child labor to make purses for her collection.  Josh honors his mom with a collection based on some fingerpaint portrait he made of her when he was four.  Uli makes the best collection, but Ivy wins because she threatened to kick Heidi’s puppy if she didn’t.

    And you can read all about it on TLo.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I couldn’t hold my laugh and my boss came to my office to ask if everything was ok.

    • PRpicker

      You people are just stupid. And have NO idea what you are talking about. Idiots.

  • http://velocibadgergirl.blogspot.com velocibadgergirl

    The oxygen will be sucked from the room but I’ll have to watch just for Uli and beloved Kaynebow.

  • Laylalola

    Several weeks ago I could have sworn I caught a 10-second or 15-second PR voice-over about this, and thought I must be crazy, they just had an all-stars.

  • http://twitter.com/eddiecheddar Liz D

    ::yawn:: call me when they nab Angela Kesslar again

    jk, i’m pretty excited to see andrae, wendy, uli, and anthony ryan

  • BrooklynBomber

    Oh, this should be interesting. 4 or 5 of the least-liked contestants of all time.

  • slightlybitterkitten

    OH, man!  They’ve figured out a way to get me watching again.  Drat.

  • rainwood1

    I feel bad for Uli who should have won both Season 3 and the first All-Stars. 

    I also love me some Andrae but our little lamb is corraled with so many crazy bitches, I fear for him.   

    • Tatiana Luján

      I wonder why does Uli keep coming back. I love her.

      • Stubenville

        I would guess her business gets a boost every time she appears. She is incredibly talented.

  • EverybodysStarling

    Holy shit on a cracker. I’m scared. 

  • sockandaphone

    im dying because the trainwreck of personalities here is just. omg. 

    Also CASANOVA!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=837960351 Ashley Wu

    Eeeeewwwww Ivy! I like Uli though :)

  • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

    Kayne and Uli!!  Cool beans!!!

  • h2olovngrl

    GO ULI!!! GO KAYNEBOW!!!

  • Truly_Outrageous

    Oh my gosh they had to put Wendy AND Josh in the same batch. Heres the drama that Lifetime is craving so damn much. On a positive note, YAY Althea, Uli, and Andraaaaaae are back. I kinda wish Tim would mentor just for Andrae’s sake. And Im happy to see Casanova, Kayne, and Peach. Ugh Suede *groans.* And Ivy. And Laura *more groans*

  • http://www.facebook.com/tiyuju Yuju Ti

    Are Suede and Wendy still in this business?? I wonder whom they sell their clothe to.Suede’s decoy collection is the worst one in PR history. I don’t think he deserves to be called “star”.

    • YoungSally

      Suede designs sewing patterns for Butterick or Mccalls……or maybe simplicity…..can’t remember which.

    • Call me Bee

      Wendy has always had her own business, but haven’t heard of her doing anything “big.” 

  • Sarah Harris

    Kayne AND Suede???? I’m so happy!!!! :D

  • Jon Bellebono

    Ugh. I would have loved to see people from past seasons rather than recent seasons for the all-star. It would have been awesome to see Kara Saun again. And one my all time favorites Diana from season 2! I always thought her elimination was unfair, and she deserved a second chance. And talking about unfair eliminations, i will never get past Alison’s from season 3! Would have loved to see her again as well. There were so many talented designers: Kevin and Victoria from season 4, JILLIAN! Carol Hannah! Shirin! Amy! Ping! I wish all these people had the chance to come back and show their talent!

    • Tatiana Luján

      Thing is, those people probably have jobs that make them happy and don’t feel the need to summit theirselves again to the amount of stress that comes with being in a reality show.

  • michelle shields

    Since the last All-Stars was such a snorefest (come on now, we all knew who would win), they had to give us another one just for shits and giggles. It’s all about the drama queens this time around and you just know you are going to watch!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3OY6COEVBS2STNCUNIRZ3COUE Claudia

    I haven’t been watching this season of PR, but I may have to dip back in for this lot!  Is it going to be the same format as last year’s All Stars?  And also, aren’t they playing it a little fast and loose with the term “All Star”?  Laura?  Ivy?

  • watchmeboogie

    Oh BLERG. Ivy and Josh?

  • lessax3

    OMG. Wendy, Josh, Ivy, Suede, Peach. Is Peach there just to sit back and give commentary on all the batshit crazy going on. 

  • mhleta

    Like Joshua’s hat. I hope there’s Rough Trade challenge. Peach should do really well in that. 

    • Stubenville

      Toile de jouy chaps perhaps?  =)

      • formerlyAnon

         O.k. I freaking fell out when I read that. Best laugh of the week, so far.

        And I couldn’t adequately explain why to my very nice co-worker.

  • lessax3

     Oh no. I am so very sorry to hear that. My condolences to her and her boys.

  • kikisayshi

    Womp womp. The only think I’m looking forward to here is hearing Tim say “Andraayyyyy”! 

    • Lilithcat

      You won’t hear that.  Tim isn’t on the All-Stars show.  The mentor is Joanna Coles again.

      • kikisayshi

         Oh, pooh I forgot about that. Well, I’ll still hear it in my head :)

      • Lisa_Cop

        I’m not sure. Joanna just left Marie Clare for Cosmopolitan. She publicly stated her replacement at Marie Clare would be the mentor

  • yulaffin

    Oh no!  Not Wendy Pepper!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/57DSN5XCR5VONZ2JUMQ5M6EF54 Sabrina

    I know I’m in the minority, but I hope Wendy does well.  She had her bad moments, but she was treated unforgivably (photo thing), and unfairly judged in the end.  Her collection was beautiful.  

    • Scoobydrew

      I always thought that Wendy was judged unfairly too … for me the villain that season was Kara Saun and her cheater shoes. Wendy wasn’t THAT bad,  I think Laura “pretty girls always get picked first” Kathleen was much meaner than Wendy.  She went out of her way to be hateful to Becky. 

      • Call me Bee

        Oh yeah–Becky.  I’d love to see her on All-Stars.  She had a gret esthetic and mad skills.  Would be cool to see more from her…

        • Scoobydrew

          I really liked Becky’s portfolio … but her designs on the show always seemed lackluster … I think she is a great designer and I liked her. I just don’t think she’s cut out for competition – at least not with mean girls like Josh and Laura

      • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

        I don’t think she was judged unfairly so much as she was judged relative to her behavior and the expectation of reality contestants at the time.  PR was a new show based on skill, and not on the capacity to generate hysterica, so when Wendy kept showing herself to be this manipulative, game-playing person (the drama with the model I still find distasteful), she rubbed everyone the wrong way and ostracized herself.  As the seasons go on, contestants expect a certain amount of post-modern posturing, and then you get people like Drama Vortex who really tip the scales of base behavior.

        But seeing as how Wendy Pepper was ahead of the game in shenanigans, I’m sure she’ll adapt to the modern scale of reality show madness and will continue to be subversively destructive.  Personally, I think she defaced her own photo.  It just seemed so out-of-character for both Kara and Jay to do something like that.  And I don’t know what the likelihood of the crew doing it would have been.

        Absolutely agree about Laura’s obnoxiously entitled behavior.  No amount of editing could have created that bathroom scene with Becky.  That was all her.  And Peach was never above the fray.  I watched that season twice and still hold that she exhibited the same immaturity as April did, only without the excuse of youth.  She wouldn’t need to have liked Costello or his designs to stand against the collective bullying towards him.  Only Mondo did that.

        • Scoobydrew

          It’s been awhile since I have seen the first season, but I can remember while I was watching it,  I did not think she did anything bad … she certainly didn’t scream or yell.  I honestly don’t think she was mean to other contestants and I don’t remember  her berating or belittling anyone else … again, that might be the fault of my memory.  She wasn’t very friendly — but no one was really friendly TO her either.  I can’t fault her on that.  What I do remember is that Kara Saun CHEATED with those shoes — and tried to manipulate Jay to go along with her — ” you don’t have a problem with my shoes, do you?”  So after seeing that … well Wendy pails in comparison at least to me . i don’t get why people care for Kara Saun after that, to me  that showed who she really was.  I’ll give Wendy points for honesty. 

          • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

            Kara wanting to use an industry hook-up in her final collection boiled down to arrogance.  While not exactly a laudable quality, I don’t remember her being a snotty mcbitchy during her season.  She had her opinions but she didn’t mistreat people because she thought they were less deserving than her.

            And from what I remember, everyone else’s reaction to Wendy was a direct response to the way she carried herself in the competition.  Wendy was playing the freshly minted reality show “game” and I may be remembering this wrong, but it seemed to insult the others.  They didn’t want that around them and her persistence in dragging in the element of manufactured drama seemed to make “everyone” resent her.  Especially because that drama element seemed to keep her in the competition over more talented/skilled/qualified people.

            All in all, I need to rewatch their season because I totally remember Wendy being a very quiet kind of toxic.  Nothing outright or obvious, but still a viper.  I can totally see her slowly eating her way under people’s skin, unless she goes for the “redemption” angle like Kenley, who was STILL too loud and silly to be tolerated in the last All Stars.

          • Scoobydrew

            wanting to use an industry hook up to get amazingly expensive custom made shoe for next to nothing — when no one else  has the same opportunity is cheating in my book … and again, to me that says a lot about her.

            As for Wendy playing a game — yes, she did do that.  But then again, she was on what can be essentially called a “game” show. She used the phrase “I didn’t come here to make friends” … which was used  by just about every competitor in Survivor which predates Project Runway, so it’s not like she was the first reality show contestant to drop that bomb. She was just really honest about why she was there – and while she might not have conducted herself perfectly neither did anyone else … I remember Vanessa in particular giving a somewhat nasty  interview where she was not too nice about other designers that took them by surprise at the reunion show. Wendy was there for a purpose – as was everyone else in the workroom. The only thing that i remember her doing that was remotely “bad” was when the judges asked who she thought should go home in that futuristic challenge and she trashed Kevin’s design, and really, what should she have done? Throw herself under the bus?   

            I think Wendy was the first off putting personality on PR, and that’s why she gets painted with the villain brush.  But i don’t think she was ever really did anything underhanded … like cheating. 

            And that ends my defense of Wendy. 

      • blondie65

        Laura “pretty girls always get picked first” Kathleen was much meaner than Wendy.  She went out of her way to be hateful to Becky. 

        This!! x1000.  I don’t give a damn how great her decoy collection was.   She is a mean girl & I’m disappointed to see her return.

  • Jessi03

    My poor KayneBow and Ulli!  Putting them in a room with such horrible people!  I don’t even want to watch.  This season is going to be a disaster and I cannot bear to watch Kayne cry.

    • formerlyAnon

       But we know that he’ll cry & cut. I give him a lot of credit for working steadily away without (apparently) getting sucked into playing at being a celebrity or trying to make a leap into doing something he’s not suited for/ready for.

  • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

    holy shit wendy pepper!
    sorry everyone else, i love some of you and hate others and am indifferent towards the rest, but the spotlights not gonna be on any of you this time.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F4H4ZBPJLBRNQKOGM7OUZSFSPY queencee

    So excited about Andrae, Uli, Kayne, and Casanova!  I also look forward to a Josh/Wendy Pepper cage match.

  • Cathy S

    My happy yells for Casanova disappeared abruptly when I saw Josh. Why, PR, why? Yes, yes, drama. But why?

  • kikisayshi

    Is Suede the one who talks about himself in third person?

    • lill5

       Yes. I’m re-watching his season right now and it’s really annoying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Samuel-Hawk/522821430 Samuel Hawk

    Wendy Pepper!!!!  I love her!!!  She invented the reality show B who’s “not there to make friends.”   She needs to be paired up with Joshua to create a wedding gown in 6 hours and a budget of $100.00.  This needs to be the first episode.  Joshua will be in full make-up; Wendy in none.  When Heidi asks them who deserves to go home, there will be blood on the runway.  Can’t wait!  Wendy for the win!

    • Call me Bee

      Wendy would have Josh for breakfast. 

      • blondie65

        And we can only pray it happens on camera.

  • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

    I have to watch just for Wendy Pepper. My eyes nearly exploded just from that one pic.

  • Stefanos Mantyla

    I’m sorry; All Stars? Again? So soon? I thought the Drag Race was the currently-awaited All Stars.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Kayne, Suede and Andrea. My prayers have been answered.  

  • http://profiles.google.com/rosatcollege Ros Clarke

    NO WAY!

    I admit, they use a different definition of All Star from me, but Wendy Pepper? I am amazed that she agreed to it. CANNOT WAIT.

    • MilaXX

       I would hope they would have chosen people who at least made it to the top 4, but yeah they are playing fast and loose with the term “All Star”.

    • Stubenville

      Apparently they include Star Wars “death star” in their definition, as in Ivy, Josh and Wendy.

  • daliah lugo

    Esaaaatly!

  • Tatiana Luján

    I may watch it because of Uli and Andrae, but there’s one bunch of horrible personalities.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XAFAJ53QF3DLEFQB3WTLMRM75E MarinaB

    Kayne, Uli, and Wendy, OH MY!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/smpflueger Sean McArdle Pflueger

    Poor Wendy is going to be trying to redeem herself. She was always a wounded little butterfly in her own mind. I hope the Challenges are interesting this time around.

  • In_Stitches

    No Mychael, Laura, Jillian, Korto, Jay Nicolas, Andy, Valerie or Viktor?  Where’s the talent?

    I’m excited to see Uli back in action.  Hopefully Anthony Ryan, Althea and Emilio spent some time honing in on their aesthetics and can bring the fashion. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      I’d add Kara Saun, Bert and Maya to that list. Maybe they are all waiting in the wings for the third season of All Stars.

    • Lilithcat

      Laura had other things to worry about.  You don’t leave a dying husband to be on a reality show.

    • Lisa_Cop

      Viktor is too busy making a success out of his design line.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clydette-Wantland/673315286 Clydette Wantland

    Dear God, not Wendy!  Ugh.

  • http://aldonsusi.blogspot.com/ Susi R

    Ughhh not josh and ivy again. : (

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austen-Jane/100002245814326 Austen Jane

    Wow! Yeah, not watching. Looking forward to your commentary, though!

  • MsOlympia

    To this day, I haven’t seen Season 1 so I don’t follow the Wendy Pepper hate.  Does anyone know if it is available as a digital purchase anywhere?  I checked iTunes and Amazon to no avail.  :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Its on Netflix.

    • dress_up_doll

      Season one: best season ever!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3OY6COEVBS2STNCUNIRZ3COUE Claudia

      I haven’t seen it either so we’re in the same Wendy boat.  Wendy Pepper Ambivalence.

  • http://twitter.com/melo_jelo melo_jelo

    Kaynebows! Kaynebows ever-whure!

  • lilibetp

    Peach!

  • http://www.facebook.com/AdriannaGrezak Adrianna Grężak

    Maybe Anthony Ryan learned how to make a sleeve since Season 9

    Aside from a couple of people, it seems like they cast every contestant that caused an incredible amount of drama

  • http://www.facebook.com/AdriannaGrezak Adrianna Grężak

    It’ll be interesting to see how someone like Josh or Anthony Ryan fare in a competition with people who are actually talented and experienced, like Uli.

  • jw_ny

    Aside from Uli, and perhaps Althea, I don’t recall any of these designers as being especially noteworthy from a design/fashion standpoint.  This cast is geared for drama, drams, and more drama.  I must say tho, I am totally looking forward to seeing Wendy again.  I know I’m in the minority here, but I have to admit I sided with her when all that drama hit the fan in her season, and really kind of liked her.  Go Wendy!!!  :D  

    • JMansm

      I agree with you about Uli and Althea but I would add Laura to that list because she didn’t make the finale in her season but her decoy collection was better than the finalists. I don’t agree about Wendy though because she had major issues with both taste and technical execution so regardless of her personality I really don’t want to see her clothes again.

  • afabulous50

    So happy to see Andrea – maybe he & Tim can finally have their date at Red Lobster!

  • aristida_girl

    yay! this is going to be fun…

  • deathandthestrawberry

    I was all like NO WAY am I watching this crap until I saw ULI!! Love her.

    • nancylee61

      I might actually give up my Boycott of PR for this one!!! Uli for the win!!

      • deathandthestrawberry

        I loved her final collection, and she just seems really cool.

  • PinkLemon

    OH. MY. YES.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Andre, Kayne & Wendy Pepper!!!!!!!!!! 

  • nannypoo

    What a collection of weirdness. And WTF with Joshua? He’s dressed for a tour with the Village People. I wonder why Althea agreed to be on this show. She’s normal. And Casanova! Just looking at his adorable face makes me smile.  I didn’t watch the earlier seasons but I have heard so much about these people, especially Wendy Pepper. I can’t wait to see them all in action. I love a great train wreck.

  • deitybox

    Oy. Clearly “All-Stars” meant “All the Crazies”. 

  • miagain

    I’d forgotten several of them…

  • Scarlet39

    Excuse my language, but are they fucking kidding?? 

  • kikisayshi

    So glad to see that there is also a new host this time! I hope Carolyn Murphy has a smidge of personality.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    The cast is rather heavy with Season 9 designers, isn’t it?  Will Ivy and Wendy self-destruct in an epic bitchfest?  And they brought back Clinique-Counter the First?  Maybe Uli will actually have a shot at winning this time-who am I kidding?

  • http://twitter.com/AShinyOConnor A Shiny O’Connor

    ‘Where’s Andre?’

    • http://twitter.com/meredeth_gwyn Meri

      I thought the exact same thing. “There’s Andre!” 

  • Pandea

    Casanova :)))

  • BendinIntheWind

    Casanova, Josh, and Suede. A triumvirate of tacky hacks.

    • Tatiana Luján

      Don’t forget about Kayne.

      • formerlyAnon

        But Kayne has apparently been so dedicated to doing what he does (basically fancy prom wear, pageant dresses & the like) without pretending it’s something else, that I don’t think of him as tacky.

        I think of him as, in a smaller way, maybe, the gown equivalent of Nudie Cohn, who made the sparklies-encrusted suits (“Nudie Suits”) beloved of country-western & rock singers last century. Unbelievably tacky or stylized works of sartorial art depending on your point of view.  Cohn went from being seen as an eccentric tailor who made stage wear to a niche fashion designer.

        (edited for clarity)

  • http://twitter.com/AShinyOConnor A Shiny O’Connor

    Uli for the win.

  • http://profiles.google.com/h.e.waddell Heather Waddell

    Wow. They really went for drama over anything else in this set, didn’t they?

  • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

    ANDRE!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    OH MY GOD!!! STAB ME IN THE EYE!!! 

    I’m going to ask for a refill on the coma-causing meds because if I am conscious I won’t be able to stop myself from watching and I don’t want to see this nightmare! 

    And guys, you have my deepest condolences.  I know PR is sort of your trademark show, so you’re going to feel obligated to watch this horror.  I am so very sorry.

    • 1_other

       Boy, you have an ego…………….

  • l_c_ann

    No Anya?

    • formerlyAnon

       She’s not enough of a drama llama to stand out in this crew.

  • kschwarting

    Peach “don’t show the good china” Carr!  Love her!

  • Stubenville

    We can only hope that the producers have LOTS of team challenges, with the jackpot being Wendy, Ivy and Josh being forced to work together (probably by production assistants wielding cattle prods.) Can you imagine their answers to “Who on your team should go home?” BWAHAHAH!

    I actually feel sorry for some of the designers, notably Andre, Casanova, Peach, and Uli. They’re all too nice to be stuck with the mean kids in the room.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    But when is it staaaarting? Because I’m in, as long as Peach, Casanova, and Uli are there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Helio-Trope/100000175140677 Helio Trope

    I love this! Uli can win for being talented, and the rest of them are almost all enjoyable characters! 

  • JMansm

    Thank God for Althea, Uli and Laura but is it just me or is everyone else pure C-List and not really an all-star at all?

  • marilyn

    It should be interesting to compare the quality of what is made by desingners from the earlier seasons with the designers from the later seasons.  I maintain that the designers on earlier seasons were actually better trained and qualified designers.  The designers from the later seasons were chosen because of their personalities, you know, for the drama.  It will be interesting to see if this plays out.   It would have been perfect if Bert had been chosen.

  • Zaftiguana

    ULIIIIIIIIII!

  • nancylee61

    Emilio and Ivy??? Haha!! Add some Wendy Pepper, what a mess!!

    Uli for the win!!! Sweet Kayne had better watch out, he might get cut by one of the bitches!!

  • susan6

    Wendy Pepper and Ivy in the same room.  Hide the scissors.  

  • http://twitter.com/stopENtalk Brittany Johnstone

    Andrae! Kayne-bow! Uli! Oh my! Officially excited to see some of my favorite personalities back. Their seasons were so long ago, it will be interesting to see how they have matured since then! 

    Ugh, Wendy. Of course.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

    Too many from (a forgettable) Season 9 for me.  Hopefully they’ll be out early.   But holy cow – Andre! Wendy! Kayne! Uli! Peach!  I look forward to watching them.

  • PastryGoddess

    OMG Wendy fricking Pepper is back!

  • SatelliteAlice

    I actively dislike so many of them this time around….  That is just disappointing and WTF Wendy Pepper!  Seriously?!
    On a happier note Uli is back.  I like Uli.  Also Andre is good times.  That should be enough to sustain me right?

  • judybrowni

    Uli! Andre! Suede! WENDY FUCKING PEPPER!

    I’m only excited by the All-Stars from the Bravo seasons: the others are kleenex throw aways, as far as I’m concerned. I can just barely remember who they are.

  • Judy_S

    I am not sure I can stand this lineup, especially after the rather interesting “straight” season we have been having. Maybe I will just read about it until such time, if ever, as a few of the really obnoxious folks are gone.

  • kimmeister

    That picture of Wendy Pepper always reminds me of Sarah Clarke, and some other celebrity but I can’t put my finger on who it is.

    I hope Althea has moved away from the paper bag waists.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacoryd JaCory Deon

    LOL, I guess the decided PRAS Season One was a big bore (not helped by a dull as dirt hostess) so they’re amping up the drama this season.  My money’s on Uli but then, Michael Costello did make the final three (!) the first season, so who knows.  Still that’s a whole lot of bitchiness in one room…I hope it’s watchable (as opposed to insufferable).

  • Lilithcat

    Y’know, at a certain point, it’s not “All-stars” .  It’s “people who’ve been on this show before”.

    At least we’ll find out “What happened to Andrae?”

  • Thais Carreira Afonso

    I’m glad Laura is back, because she did such a great collection, specially compared to some crap she sent down the runway. I hope she does better this time. But other than that, I’m scared of this cast. Hell, I get scared just looking at Ivy. 

  • Dagney

    Uli FTW

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=3310930 Angie O’Brien

    I feel like Uli is the clear winner, without watching a single episode. LOVE HER!

  • Tracy_Flick

    Sort of a loose definition of “All-Star.” Whatever, it’s worth it to see some more Emilio fashion, and enjoy the charm of Peach. 

  • greyhoundgirl

    Drama much?

  • Bree The Vole

    ..well played, show, well played. Looking forward to recaps.

  • jackie cohen

    Casanova??!!! no way
     

  • Joshua

    Ivy-Joshua death match, go!

    • Jennifer Coleman

      2 of the biggest bitches-on-paper? I predict they will screech a little and then fold like a deck of cards at the sheer duplicitous gamesmanship that is Wendy Pepper.

  • KathKo

    Oh, it begun so well with Althea and Andrea, and then we got Mister color-blind-testicular-cancer, and then it all went to hell.
    Casanova, Suede and Laura Kathleen will be funny as the may, but… Joshua ? Gah…
    I cringe for Uli, Peach and Kayne, but hopefully Wendy will eat Joshua and Ivy alive.

  • rorschach1992

    Oh please. No offense to Peach, Kayne, Andrae, Althea or Laura, love them all, but this should be Uli in a walkover.

    Yikes tho, Emilio, Ivy, and Josh??? That an awful lot of unpleasant personalities on one show.

    Hopefully it not as engineered this season as it was last

  • librarygrrl64

    Not even Uli will get me on board for this. Good luck, gentlemen. You’ll need it. And possibly a case of vodka.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAMNQMUGFM4NNSPAQLZRODSD5I Angela

    HOLY CRAP!!! Andrae!!! Remember Santino doing his impersonation of Tim going to dinner at Red Lobster with Andrae? So funny! This should be good, cause some of these people are really sweet and some are…shall we say…not?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcia-Potts/1116320459 Marcia Potts

    I don’t think they should trust a few of them with anything sharp.   I can not stand Josh or Ivy.  I always liked Uli, Kayne,  Andre, and Emilo’s work.

  • uprightcitizen

    I guess the definition of the term “all star” has changed. Some of these people barely created anything passable in their original season. I can understand putting together a show with people who came in second or third in their season … but seriously, this group has some folks who were never contenders … tragic from the get-go.

  • glennethph

    If this season is the one with all the tears, this all-stars version is all about histrionics.

  • http://profiles.google.com/scaponigro Sarah Caponigro

    Oh I just don’t like Ivy.

  • homofascist

    I am sure someone has made this comment already but since I don’t have time to go through the 400 comments thus far I will just ask again (sorry) – so, does ‘All Star’ now just mean ‘people who have been on the show in the past’?   Because more than a few of these folks didn’t really have a great ‘show’ of it the first time around…

  • MrsMaxPower

    Am I the only person who read through the contestant’s and was totally checked out until I saw Uli?  To me, she’s really the only contestant who makes me think this is a design competition rather than some Andy Cohen-driven dramafest. 

    • JMansm

      I think her plus Laura Kathleen (she had the best final collection of her season but it was a decoy) and Althea (very talented, certainly had some missteps and not a great final collection but was relatively drama free and is now having a solid career as a designer). 

      • MrsMaxPower

        I agree about LK and Althea (my fingers so want me to type Athena every time), but I think it’s a step down from Uli talent-wise.  Either way, it seems like this is so much more about the drama, which takes a lot of the fun away for me. Thinking about Josh and Wendy getting into cat fights just makes me roll my eyes. Fun drama is Santino getting sassy with Nina, not whiny drama queens cloying for camera time. Ok, so I’m obviously high bitter and need to go and deal with my issues. ;)

        • JMansm

          No you don’t need to deal with your issues at all I COMPLETELY AGREE. Other than those three (and then possibly potential dark horses like Anthony Ryan or maybe Ivy or someone) I literally have no hope and am also worried about the drama. When bitchy people attack each other it’s not fun to watch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1594250515 Kim Brightman

    I’m excited because once again I’ll get to hear Casanova say, “EXACTLY!”

  • guest2visits

    I want to see another runway collection by Emilio. Uli too.

  • MoHub

    The idea of Kayne and Andrae makes me very happy, and I’m looking forward to more Peach bon mots.

    But, geez, this group is heavy on heavies. Maybe Wendy, Ivy, Josh, and Emilio will kill each other.

  • SublimatedRage

    I can’t wait for Suede to come in with his canned catch-phrases and referring to himself in the third person.  That should warrant a good smack down from Mrs. Pepper!

    With Andrae, Kayne, Josh and Casanova, the workroom might just erupt into flames from spontaneous combustion.  Get all those queens in a confined space and watch out……

  • http://twitter.com/bornunderatree Sal

    i seriously want to see ra’mon in one of these all star specials… why are they not casting him??

  • http://www.facebook.com/eujoyuen Eugenia Joyuen

    Maybe I’ll be the only one rooting for Emilio to be one of the 3 finalists (along with Uli and ___). What I bet is that Suede and Ivy are not going to make it past the 3rd challenge. And all the strategy in the world is not going to help Wendy this time, thought.

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.b.noble.92 Linda Brinkley Noble

    Ivy, Josh, & Wendy Pepper! I sense an evil wind swirling through the contestants…should be fun to watch though….I’m sure Uli will float above them & coast to a win…

  • Sing4yursupper

    I see you saved the best for last . Yes, indeed, it will be a terrifying season. Josh, Ivy and the Wendy Pepper? 
    Best that we brace ourselves.

  • SVLynn

    I think only a few of them would be considered true all stars as far as what they produced on the show, but holy man, this is a cracktastic bunch cast for massive fireworks, Josh and Wendy and Ivy, oh my!! Happiest to see? Uli, Kayne and Andrae!!

  • Allison Woods

    Only a couple of them that can design worth a damn, IMO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

    [No info entered] is my favorite entry of them all! Josh, what a self-centered mess you are. I imagine he just couldn’t be bothered–he was too busy coming down from his Ecstasy trip and staring at sepia-toned photos of himself on Instagram. 

    • zelavie

      That, or he’s done absolutely NOTHING since his season because nobody will hire him after the show.

  • http://www.wordydoodles.com WordyDoodles

    Really loved the ‘keeping it real’ answers like this: ‘I met Debra Messing, but I still need health insurance. Even so, I know
    there are millions of creative professionals in the same boat, that
    weren’t on “Project Runway.”‘

    • formerlyAnon

      Even if I didn’t already think Andrae had more ability than more than half of the rest of the field, that comment alone made me want him to make it to the final three.

  • aimee_parrott

    I am TERRIFIED.  What an unbelievably toxic and unhealthy mix of personalities.  I could see an All-Star season that featured Wendy OR Ivy OR Suede OR Joshua OR Emilio OR… good grief.  Seriously.  Uli and Althea are really the only two I’d be happy to see again, and Peach.  Oh god, Peach is going to get eaten ALIVE and they’re going to need to make a new workroom to contain all the egos.  I hope Tim Gunn has a shrink on speed dial.

  • turtleemily

    Ivy AND Josh!? No thanks.

    • Sue_Asponte

      Just wait a few eps until they’re gone.

  • frannyprof

    Who’s hosting this one? Please not the same gal who did the last one. They should get someone like Kathy Griffin to do it.

    • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

      Carolyn Murphy. 

      • frannyprof

        TLo, did you post a response to my comment?! I’m star struck! In related news, so glad Carolyn Murphy is hosting PR All stars.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KVUKHXSEXSKTCWRW6YCUGVL554 Likes

    I didn’t read all of this but just have to say…OMG KAYNE!!!!!!  I am so in love with him, he’s been my #1 favorite PR designer ever since Season 3, and still is.  I met him at Fashion Week in 2006 and he was so adorable and sweet.  When TLO were still on blogspot my user name was “iheartkayne”  OMG I AM SO EXCITED HE WILL BE BACK ON MY TV SOON!!!!  I hope everything is just as sparkly as ever!  Gaaahhh this news has seriously made my day!  Yay Kayne!!!  

  • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

    Did they tell them all to pose like Bond villains?

    • formerlyAnon

       I do hope that some of them were having trouble keeping the giggles at bay when they were posing.

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    I get so annoyed that almost ALL of the so-called all-stars are people from the Lifetime (i.e. sucky) years. Likely because people from the Bravo years had actual talent, creativity, and skill for the most part and went on to real careers in fashion. Josh McKinley? Gimme an effing break! 

  • Judy_J

    Joshua McKinley….Man of Mystery! (No Info Entered)

    • Sue_Asponte

      But he really, really likes that shirt. It was in the prior photo too, which is from years ago, right?

  • Logo Girl

    “I met Debra Messing, but I still need health insurance.”

    And in one sentence, Andrae has perfectly summarized the eternal predicament of the artist. 

  • geeeque

    one word: YUCK.
    ok, 3 words: WILL NOT WATCH

    • 1_other

       two words: WHO CARES

  • rainwood1

    Suede is designing and selling both patterns and fabrics??  That’s when I about fell off my chair.  

    I hope this PR All-Stars was created so Uli can finally win.  

  • H3ff

    I was thinking one big “Meh” until WENDY PEPPER!! Oh my God…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1753538589 Susan Rachel

    Wow.  I’m feeling really good about my decision to cancel cable.

  • formerlyAnon

    HOLY COW.

    I started trying to remember the all-too-telling quotes I wanted to gloat over here – BUT THERE WERE TOO MANY.

    In other news, All Star designers don’t have any better ratio of good to poor to laughable when dressing themselves than do than regular designers.

  • JMansm

    Althea’s bio is so much more aggressive than everyone else’s. Girlfriend is THERE TO WIN, bitches.

  • formerlyAnon

    Also, honestly, I would kind of bet that Wendy Pepper will be a lot less villainous this time around. It’s been 8 years.

    • janierainie

      I have a feeling Josh will make her look like a bunny rabbit. 

  • http://twitter.com/TigerLaverada TigerLaverada

    No shit? What a bizarre cast. On the happy-happy-joy-joy side, ULI!!! CASANOVA!!! ALTHEA!!! On the noooooo end of the spectrum, there’s Ivy, Joshua and Wendy. 

  • Pterodactyl111

    Ivy, Josh, and Wendy? No thanks.

  • siriuslover

    [No info entered]…

    couldn’t be more perfect a statement…

  • DesertDweller79

    Doesn’t look nearly so fun as last All Stars.  Too many contestants I didn’t like.  Last season had way more talent.  Still, it’d be nice to see Andre and Uli again.  Oh, and though I don’t care much about what he designs, I’d definitely be interested in seeing Casanova again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kobeipp Kobe Ip

    wtf is up with wendy’s jeans? are those her grandma’s?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

    Waitaminit… Weren’t Kayne and Anthony Ryan boyfriends? And now they are competing against each other??

  • Truly_Outrageous

    Hell yeah Kara Saun should be up in here (well maybe not in the same room with Wendy. Never mind. Maybe she should come back another time).

  • http://twitter.com/HotMessHousWife Sammi M

    At least with the first all-star season, I felt the majority of the designers deserved the moniker of “all-star”.

    This is a few actually talented designers with a bunch of personalities. Ugh, Bunim-Murray, way to ruin it already.

  • VicksieDo

    Sorry, I would rather throw my TV away than give Wendy Pepper and Joshua McKinley even one more second of my time. Go Uli!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

    OMG I SERIOUSLY CANNOT WAIT. Just the ads on last night made actually CACKLE WITH GLEE. Thankyouthankyouthankyou for putting Joshua, Wendy, and Uli back in my world, PR.

  • AuntieAnonny

    This is the period in PR’s suicide note.

  • Diego!

    OMG Uli is back! I love her and love all her designs! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535591748 Jena Marie DiPinto

    I think there should be a pool as to exactly how many minutes in it takes for Josh to make Wendy cry. And Peach… really? Her collection-since-Runway sounds incredibly Tar-zhay to me. Tennis to eveningwear by changing your shoes? So… you switch from sneakers to heels and your clothes are magically dressy? That’s like the exhausted college student putting on sneakers instead of slippers and claiming that their stained hoodie and flannel pants are daytime clothes.

  • http://twitter.com/athenaltena Rosemary CG

    Anthony Ryan! I squeed a bit when I saw him.

    Meanwhile I am not at all surprised that Josh didn’t say anything. It would just be ~beneath~ him.

  • lilazander

    Suede? Kayne?-Whooooooo … A whole lot of sparkle and glitter; I will omitt the rest.

  • lilazander

    …and let me just say… Cassanova , Joshua and Peach? WHOA, even better/ worse…

  • http://twitter.com/zombuki Ms. Bee

    I’m looking forward to seeing Casanova and the “plosh puppies” lines again and that’s it.

  • barbarienne

    The presence of Joshua makes me not want to watch. OTOH, it might be fun to see him and Wendy interact. It’s been a few years so maybe she’s changed, but I bet she tries to make him cry.

    Very happy to see Cassanova, Peach, Uli, and Kayne. I’m even happy to see Suede, who struck me as egotistical, but still likely to be fun to hang out with (in contrast to Joshua, whose depiction on the show dug new depths of loathing I didn’t know I could feel for another human being).

  • Allison Nichols

    Oh my god, what the hell is Wendy Pepper even wearing, i can’t even…

  • Allison Nichols

    Oh my god, what is Wendy Pepper wearing, i can’t even…

  • http://twitter.com/amndad amanda lynn

    i’m fine if they get rid of josh soon.  and casanova.  beyond that, it’s fun!

  • http://twitter.com/uyeahu Michelle Wilson

    ULI FTW!!! (this is going to be so, so good!)

  • ccm800

    Project DoucheWay

  • VivianAdvanced

    Some of these were my least favorites, so I hope they bite the dust early on. Laura Kathleen? Ivy? Althea? Emilio? Wendy? NO-O-O-O! (Althea wasn’t so bad, just kind of boring.) I’m actually looking forward to Josh and Suede being in the same workroom together. Poor, Andrae. No Tim Gunn to go to the Red Lobster with. (It was the Red Lobster, wasn’t it?) This does help the withdrawal when the main PR finishes up. I miss Tim terribly, though. 

  • MzzPants

    Casanova comes to us…froooom the fuuutuuuure!

    This is going to be one giant cluster of a cage match.

  • rab01

    Joshua had no info to enter because he spent the entire time planning his outfit for that photoshoot.

    There’s too little talent in this group to call it all-stars.  I’m watching in hopes that this season is the “let’s make it up to Uli” season just like last time was for Mondo. 

    Also, I bet Kayne’s construction skills take him deep. (Laura Bennett fingered him as the most skilled in her season.)

  • Adella Thompson

    Ok, so pumped about some of these fellas! Casanova, Kaynebow, Andrae, Peach, Uli… but Josh?? Sigh. Wendy and Ivy also and man I’d totally forgotten about Laura. 

  • asmith

    Uli and Althea!!!  Can’t wait.  Wendy Pepper is just so random.  Head chef at a soup company.  OF COURSE.  Have always wanted to like her but she will not allow that!  I hope the producers don’t try to force the drama.  Just let the weirdness happen organically because you know it will.

  • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

    with wendy and ivy there, someone had better bring a snake bite kit.