In the final season of Project Runway All Stars, 14 talented designers - all winners from the Project Runway franchise from across the globe, will compete to be named world champion of the catwalk. The all-star designers include seven designers from the U.S. and seven designers from the international versions of Runway from Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, The UK and Canada. Alyssa Milano returns as host with judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman, and mentor Anne Fulenwider, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire. The unforgettable, world-wide season of Project Runway All Stars moves to it's new night, Wednesdays, premiering on January 2 at 9pm ET/PT.
For this international winners' season, JC Penney is selling looks inspired by the winning designs every week immediately following the premiere of each episode, with a weekly $5,000 and other prizes up for grabs in addition to the Grand Prize.
Guest judges who will help determine the first ever world-champion include actors Debra Messing, Vanessa Williams, Sofia Carson, Peyton List, Andrew Rannells, Andrea Riseborough, Cynthia Erivo and Asia Kate Dillon, TV personalities Wendy Williams and Tamron Hall, and models Lily Aldridge, Olivia Culpo, Joan Smalls, Martha Hunt and Jasmine Tookes. Other guest judges include race car driver Danica Patrick, designers Reem Acra and Rebecca Minkoff, fashion icon Iris Apfel, and finally, the toughest Runway judge of all, Nina Garcia.
The U.S. Designers Are:
Irina Shabayeva from Brooklyn, NY - Winner, PR Season 6
Seth Aaron Henderson from Vancouver, WA - Winner, PR Season 7 + All Stars Season 3
Anya Ayoung-Chee from West Indies - Winner, PR Season 9
Dmitry Sholokhov from New York, NY - Winner, PR Season 10 + PR All Stars Season 4
Michelle Lesniak from Portland, OR - Winner, PR Season 11
Sean Kelly from Brooklyn, New York - Winner, PR Season 13
Anthony Auld from San Antonio, TX - Winner, PR All Stars Season 2
The International Designers Are:
Juli Grbac from Australia - Winner, Project Runway Australia Season 1
Christina Exie from Australia - Winner, Project Runway Australia Season 4
Cynthia Hayashi from Brazil - Winner, Project Runway Brazil Season 1
Django Steenbakker from Netherlands - Winner, Project Runway Netherlands Season 1
Jasper Garvida from England - Winner, Project Runway UK Season 3
Evan Biddell from Canada - Winner, Project Runway Canada Season 1
Sunny Fong from Canada - Winner, Project Runway Canada Season 2
The winner of Project Runway All Stars Final Season will collaborate with JC Penney on a capsule collection as part of the Project Runway line to be sold at select JC Penney stores and online at jcp.com. Additional prizes include a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine and position as contributing editor for a year, a complete sewing studio from Brother Sewing and Embroidery, an inspiring trip for two to London, England and the opportunity to create a signature nail color from luxury make up brand, butterLONDON. To top it all off, the winner receives a $100,000 grand prize to elevate their business and build their brand.
Additional partners collaborating on challenges this season are Southwest Airlines, the Tourism Authority of Thailand. non-profit organization Magic Bus, and lingerie brand, Adore Me.
Project Runway All Stars is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions for Lifetime. Executive producers from Bunim/Murray Productions are Jon Murray, Gil Goldschein, Rob Bagshaw and Bob Schermerhorn. David Hillman executive produces for Lifetime.