[11/13/18 - 10:16 AM] "Project Runway All Stars" Goes Global for Final Season Featuring All Champion Designers from Around the World Premiering January 2 on Lifetime 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.
[via press release from Lifetime]
"PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS" GOES GLOBAL FOR FINAL SEASON FEATURING ALL CHAMPION DESIGNERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD PREMIERING JANUARY 2 ON LIFETIME
Alyssa Milano, Isaac Mizrahi, Georgina Chapman and Anne Fulenwider Return with Guest Judges Debra Messing, Martha Hunt, Olivia Culpo, Joan Smalls, Lily Aldridge, Jasmine Tookes, Vanessa Williams, Rebecca Minkoff, Iris Apfel, Danica Patrick, Anna Camp, Andrew Rannells, and Others
New York, NY (November 13, 2018) - 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.
Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. In 2015, Lifetime launched Broad Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers to make its content which totals over 450 original hours. 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.
ABOUT BUNIM/MURRAY PRODUCTIONS
Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) 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 (32 seasons on 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. BMP's current programming includes Keeping up with the Kardashians, Life of Kylie, Total Divas, Total Bellas and Citizen Rose (E!), The Challenge and The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars and Lohan Beach Club (MTV), Valerie's Home Cooking (Food Network), Born This Way (A&E), Earth Live (National Geographic), Bill Nye Saves the World (Netflix), GloBugz (YouTube), The Real World and Ball in the Family (Facebook Watch), and Miz and Mrs. (USA Network). BMP has also produced They Call Us Monsters (PBS), Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO) for BMP Films. Based in Glendale, CA, the company was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy's Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.