LOUISIANA-BASED DESIGNER ANTHONY RYAN AULD
MAKES THE CUT AS THE SECOND SEASON
WINNER OF PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 17, 2013) - With the talent level at an all-time high for season two of Project Runway All Stars, Anthony Ryan Auld proved to be a cut above the rest, sewing up the competition win with his collection entitled, "A Thin Line." Beating out fellow designers Emilio Sosa (Season Seven, First Runner-Up), Uli Herzner (Season Three, First Runner-Up), Auld created a mini-collection in just four days that captivated host supermodel Carolyn Murphy, world-famous designers Isaac Mizrahi, Georgina Chapman, mentor Joanna Coles and guest judges actress Liv Tyler and Margherita Missoni.
As a testicular cancer survivor, Auld's tenacity and talent propelled him to win three challenges during this season, culminating with a win in the final challenge where his collection wowed fashion insiders and industry big wigs at New York's Gotham Hall. Throughout the season, he impressed celebrity guest judges Katie Holmes, Stacy Keibler, Kylie Minogue and fashion powerhouses Rachel Roy, Jason Wu, Eli Tahari, Cynthia Rowley, and Diane von Fürstenberg. Auld also won an editorial feature in USA Today. Auld plans to help cancer victims through his charity, ROCKONE1, a movement to fight cancer with fashion.
As the winner, Auld receives the largest prize in Project Runway history with the chance to create a custom-branded capsule collection for Nine West, a cash prize of $150,000, a sewing and embroidery studio provided by Brother Sewing and Embroidery, an all-expenses paid trip around the world to attend fashion weeks in cities such as Paris, London, Milan and Tokyo courtesy of Laura Mercier, and a technology suite/office space from HP and Intel to bring the designer's creativity to life and run his business. He will also receive a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine and a position with the publication as Contributing Editor for one year.
Project Runway All Stars is produced by The Weinstein Company and Bunim/Murray Productions. Executive producers include Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein (Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company), and Meryl Poster and Barbara Schneeweiss of The Weinstein Company, Jonathan Murray and Gil Goldschein of Bunim/Murray Productions, Rob Bagshaw (Top Chef Masters, Paradise Hotel) and Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and David Hillman of Lifetime Television.
ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes. TWC releases took home eight 2012 Academy Awards(R), the most wins in the studio's history. The tally included Best Picture for Michel Hazanavicius's THE ARTIST and Best Documentary Feature for TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay's UNDEFEATED. THE ARTIST brought TWC its second consecutive Best Picture statuette following the 2011 win for Tom Hooper's THE KING'S SPEECH. TWC is also active in television production, led by former Miramax Films President of Production and current President of Television Meryl Poster, with credits including the Emmy(R) nominated and Peabody Award winning reality series Project Runway, spin-off series Project Runway All Stars and Project Accessory, the VH1 reality series Mob Wives, spin-off series Mob Wives Chicago and Big Ang, and the critically acclaimed HBO comedy/crime series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, which also received a Peabody Award. The company is currently in pre-production on the martial-arts epic Marco Polo for Starz.
ABOUT BUNIM/MURRAY PRODUCTIONS
Bunim/Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (27 seasons for MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim-Murray's current programming includes The Bad Girls Club, Love Games and Best Ink (Oxygen), Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, Kim and Kourtney Take New York, Khloe and Lamar and Mrs. Eastwood & Company (E!), The Real World and The Challenge (MTV), Project Runway and Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime). Bunim/Murray Productions has also produced films, including Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science's Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.
Lifetime is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. In 2012, as a result of its aggressive triple threat programming strategy doubling its amount of original programming spanning scripted dramas, reality series and movies, Lifetime posted its strongest year-on-year growth among the key demographics in 10+ years, while also reaching its youngest median age in 16 years. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.