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Project Runway All Stars

Project Runway All Stars

Photo Credit:  Barbara Nitke / Lifetime
  • Premiered: 
    January 5, 2012
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  • Network: Lifetime
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Series with former contestants of Project Runway 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: fashion

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Plot Synopsis

Each season, a group of former PROJECT RUNWAY and UNDER THE GUNN contestants return to the catwalk to compete in elimination design challenges as they vie for the most lucrative prizing in PROJECT RUNWAY history: a cash prize of $100,000 (Seasons 1 & 5-7) or $150,000 (Seasons 2-4); a feature spread in "Marie Claire," for which he or she will serve as a contributing editor for one year; a sewing and embroidery studio provided by Brother Sewing and Embroidery; and much more. Hosted by supermodel Angela Lindvall (Season 1), Carolyn Murphy (Season 2) or Alyssa Milano (Seasons 3-7), these designers face a brand new panel of discerning eyes, with world-famous designers Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman as judges. Plus, the contestants must show off their fashion prowess to guest judges, such as: the iconic Miss Piggy, supermodel Miranda Kerr and musician and producer Pharrell Williams, among others throughout Season 1; and in Season 2, Katie Holmes, Kylie Minogue, Stacy Keibler, Liv Tyler, Gretchen Mol, Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Margherita Missoni, Charlotte Ronson, Rafe Totengco and Elie Tahari. The All-Star contestants for Season 1 were: Kenley Collins (from PROJECT RUNWAY Season 5); Michael Costello (Season 8); Gordana Gehlhausen (Season 6); Mondo Guerra (Season 8); Mila Hermanovski (Season 7); Kara Janx (Season 2); Elisa Jimenez (Season 4); April Johnston (Season 8); Rami Kashou (Season 4); Austin Scarlett (Season 1); Jarell Scott (Season 5); Sweet P/Kathleen Vaughn (Season 4); and Anthony Williams (Season 7). Season 2 All-Star competitors were: Wendy Pepper (PROJECT RUNWAY Season 1); Andrae Gonzalo (Season 2); Kayne Gillaspie (Season 3); Uli Herzner (Season 3); Suede (Season 5); Althea Harper (Season 6); Emilio Sosa (Season 7); Peach Carr (Season 8); Casanova (Season 8); Ivy Higa (Season 8); Anthony Ryan Auld (Season 9); Laura Kathleen (Season 9); and Joshua McKinley (Season 9).

Season 3, which premiered Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime, featured: a new host, Alyssa Milano; a new mentor, "Marie Clare" Senior Editor Zanna Roberts Rassi; and returning judges Isaac Mizhrahi and Georgina Chapman. Guest judges confirmed to appear in Season 3 include: film and TV stars Abigail Breslin, Kristin Chenoweth, Gabourey Sidibe and Elisabeth Moss; actor, comedian and radio/TV personality Nick Cannon; rocker Debbie Harry; supermodel Bar Refaeli; anchor Gayle King; TV host Lisa Robertson; fashion personalities Nate Berkus and Michael Urie; PROJECT RUNWAY judges Nina Garcia and Zac Posen; PROJECT RUNWAY winners Christian Siriano (Season 4) and Anya Ayoung-Chee (Season 9); and ALL STARS winners Mondo Guerra (Season 1) and Anthony Ryan Auld (Season 2).

PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS returned for its fourth season on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime. Before revealing the first challenge, host Alyssa Milano reveals that two former PROJECT RUNWAY winners, Dmitry Sholokhov and Michelle Lesniak, are back. TV fashion correspondent and "Marie Claire" Senior Fashion Editor Zanna Roberts Rassi returns to mentor the designers as they are judged each week by Isaac Mizrahi and Marchesa's Georgina Chapman. Season 4 guest judges include: Laverne Cox, Debra Messing, Ariel Winter, Mira Sorvino, Nicole Scherzinger, Cat Deeley, Snooki and JWoww, Nigel Barker, Lisa Robertson and many others. The contestants are: Samantha Black (Season 11); Helen Castillo (Season 12); Fabio Costa (Season 10); Gunnar Deatherage (Season 10); Justin LeBlanc (Season 12); Michelle Lesniak (Season 11); Benjamin Mach (Season 11); Chris March (Season 4); Patricia Michaels (Season 11); Kate Pankoke (Season 11); Jay Sario (Season 7); Dmitry Sholokhov (Season 10); Alexandria von Bromssen (Season 12); and Sonjia Williams (Season 10).

Season 5 of PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS premiered on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime, with Alyssa Milano, Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman judging an "anonymous runway" for the very first time without know which designer created each garment. Plus, Zanna Roberts Rassi returns as the designers' mentor. Guest judges for Season 5 include musicians Ke$ha, Boy George, Little Big Town and actresses Debra Messing, Vanessa Hudgens, Megan Hilty and Debi Mazar. Plus, the designers also face PROJECT RUNWAY's Nina Garcia and Zac Posen, supermodel Coco Rocha, celebrity stylist Johnny Wujek, and TV personalities Kristin Cavallari and Brad Goreski. The Season 5 designers are: Daniel Franco (age 43; Los Angeles, CA; Seasons 1 & 2); Stella Zotis (42; New York, NY; Season 5); Valerie Mayen (33; Cleveland, OH; Season 8); Layana Aguilar (30; New York, NY; Season 11); Dom Streater (26; Philadelphia, PA; Season 12); Alexander Pope (40; Ridgewood, NY; Season 12); Ken Laurence (26; Atlanta, GA; Season 12); Kini Zamora (31; Kapolei, HI; Season 13); Emily Payne (41; San Francisco, CA; Season 13); Fade Zu Grau (45; Coral Gables, FL; Season 13); Mitchell Perry (26; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Season 13); Asha Daniels (27; Cincinnati, OH; UNDER THE GUNN); and Sam Donovan (24; Astoria, NY; UNDER THE GUNN).

The sixth season of PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS premiered on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime, with Alyssa Milano returning as host with judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman and Anne Fulenwider, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire joining as mentor. In the new season, 16 talented designers will compete for a second chance at runway gold, as eight ALL STARS veterans go up against eight former RUNWAY designers making it to the ALL STARS battle ground for the first time. The Season 6 winner will receive a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine and a position as contributing editor for a year, and a complete sewing studio from Brother Sewing and Embroidery. The winner also receives a once in a lifetime trip to London, England, and luxurious skincare and makeup from Rodial and accessories and styling services from Intermix, to enhance their next collection. To top it all off, the winner receives a $100,000 grand prize to elevate their business and build their brand. Guest judges strutting down the runway this season to see who has the skills to make it to the end include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Dita Von Teese, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rebecca Minkoff, Danielle Brooks, Olivia Culpo, Rosie Perez, RuPaul, Kelly Osbourne, Karolina Kurkova, Kasey Musgraves, and Project Runway's Nina Garcia and Zac Posen. The Rookies are: Kimberly Goldson from Brooklyn, NY (PR Season 9); Stanley Hudson from Los Angeles, CA (PR Season 11); Amanda Valentine from Nashville, TN (PR Season 13); Char Glover from Los Angeles, CA (PR Season 13); Kelly Dempsey from Boston, MA (PR Season 14); Edmond Newton from Atlanta, GA (PR Season 14); Candice Cuoco from Oakland, CA (PR Season 14); and Merline Labissiere from Miami, FL (PR Season 14). The Vets are: Anthony Williams from Atlanta, GA (PR Season 7, PRAS Season 1); Joshua McKinley from New York NY (PR Season 9, PRAS Season 2); Casanova from New York, NY (PR Season 8, PRAS Season 2); Ari South from Honolulu, HI (PR Season 8, PRAS Season 3); Melissa Fleis from Los Angeles, CA (PR Season 10, PRAS Season 3); Fabio Costa from New York, NY (PR Season 10, PRAS Season 4); Helen Castillo from Weehawken, NJ (PR Season 12, PRAS Season 4); and Ken Laurence from Atlanta, GA (PR Season 12, PRAS Season 5)

The final season of PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS premiered on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 9pm ET/P on Lifetime. In the final season, 14 talented designers -- all winners from the PROJECT RUNWAY franchise from across the globe -- 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. 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 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 (Brooklyn, NY; Winner, PR Season 6); Seth Aaron Henderson (Vancouver, WA; Winner, PR Season 7 + All Stars Season 3); Anya Ayoung-Chee (West Indies; Winner, PR Season 9); Dmitry Sholokhov (New York, NY; Winner, PR Season 10 + PR All Stars Season 4); Michelle Lesniak from Portland, OR; Winner, PR Season 11); Sean Kelly (Brooklyn, New York; Winner, PR Season 13); and Anthony Auld (San Antonio, TX; Winner, PR All Stars Season 2). The international designers are: Juli Grbac (Winner, Project Runway Australia Season 1); Christina Exie (Winner, Project Runway Australia Season 4); Cynthia Hayashi (Winner, Project Runway Brazil Season 1); Django Steenbakker (Winner, Project Runway Netherlands Season 1; Jasper Garvida (Winner, Project Runway UK Season 3); Evan Biddell (Winner, Project Runway Canada Season 1); and Sunny Fong (Winner, Project Runway Canada Season 2).
On Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 8:30-10pm ET/PT, Lifetime premiered the Season 7 (and series) finale of PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS. In the season ender, "All the World's a Runway," actress Andrea Riseborough helps the judges crown a world champion as designers produce runway collections in front of New York's fashion elite. Which of Dmitry Sholokhov, Evan Biddell, Irina Shabayeva, and Michelle Lesniak will walk away a winner?

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 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.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by The Weinstein Company
  • Produced by Bunim-Murray Productions