Los Angeles, CA, United States (Celebrity News Service) – Although “Project Runway” just kicked off its latest season Lifetime, the network already has an “All-Stars” spin-off in the pipeline. But the new show will be missing two things: Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn.
That’s right. While some of those designers that you liked over the years on “Project Runway” but just didn’t quite make the cut will look familar, all-new judges, host and mentor are in and the show’s fashionable founding fathers are out.
Instead of Klum, model Angela Lindvall will host “Project Runway All-Stars,” while judging will be headed by designer Georgina Chapman and Isaac Mizrahi, who also makes the jump from Bravo where he judged the “Runway”-like “Fashion Show” competition.
In place of Gunn, Marie Claire editor-in-chief Joanna Coles will serve as mentor. The stars here, though, are the returning 13 designers who were so close before Klum gave them the “Auf wiedersehen.”
Appearing are Austin Scarlett (season one), Kara Janx (season two), Elisa Jimenez (season four), Rami Kashou (season four), Sweet P/Kathleen Vaughn (season four), Jerell Scott (season five), Kenley Collins (season five), Gordana Gehlhausen (season six), Anthony Williams (season seven), Mila Hermanovski (season seven), April Johnston (season eight), Michael Costello (season eight) and Mondo Guerra, season eight runner-up.
They’ll be vying for the biggest prize yet, which includes a designer’s boutique in Neiman Marcus stores, $100,000 worth of technology and office space from HP & Intel, a one-year assignment as guest editor and feature spread for Marie Claire, a sewing studio, and $100,000 in cash from L’Oreal Paris.
“Project Runway All-Stars” is set to debut in the fall, but will you watch a Heidi-less season?