Alyssa Milano to Host PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS Season 3; Guest Judges & Designers Revealed
In fashion, one day you're in; and the next day, you're out... But for 11 lucky former Project Runway contestants, the second and last chance to prove their talent has arrived. In its most competitive season ever, former top-ranking Project Runway contestants will return to New York to compete in the third season of Lifetime's Project Runway All Stars, premiering Thursday, October 24, at 9:00pm ET/PT.
For the returning designers, the competition will go into overdrive when it is revealed that three past Project Runway winners are among this season's crop of contestants, as new host Alyssa Milano (Mistresses, Charmed) warns that on All Stars, even the smallest mistake will send you packing. Receiving guidance from new mentor, TV fashion correspondent and Marie Claire's Senior Fashion Editor Zanna Roberts Rassi, this season's designers must prove to Project Runway All Stars' esteemed panel of judges, Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman, that they can fight through the toughest and most demanding fashion challenges thrown at them... again. A-list celebrity guest judges confirmed to appear this season 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 and TV host Lisa Robertson, as well as esteemed fashion personalities Nate Berkus and Michael Urie. Also guest judging this season are Project Runway's Nina Garcia and Zac Posen, along with previous Runway winners Christian Siriano (season four) and Anya Ayoung-Chee (season nine), as well as All Stars season one and two winners Mondo Guerra and Anthony Ryan Auld.
In addition, television icon Marge Simpson will make a special guest appearance on Project Runway All Stars this season.
With the largest prize package in Runway history at stake, worth almost one million dollars, who will seize this opportunity and fight for this chance of a lifetime? Designers for Project Runway All Stars season three include:
- Jeffrey Sebelia (Los Angeles, CA) - Season Three, Winner - This self-proclaimed "God of Chaos," known for his grunge and punk style, made his mark on Project Runway by surprising the judges during Fashion Week, making him the season three winner. Since his win, Jeffrey has developed a successful high-end kid's line called La Miniatura.
- Mychael Knight (Atlanta, GA) - Season Three, Fourth Place - Season three's fan favorite Mychael has made a big name for himself since his appearance on Project Runway and is hoping to make it to the end this season. His labels include Mychael Knight, Kitty & Dick (female and male lingerie) and MajK (unisex fragrance), and his designs have been worn on the red carpet by celebrities such as Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland and Queen Latifah.
- Korto Momolu (Little Rock, AR) - Season Five, Runner-up - Throughout her season, Korto was known for embracing color, diversity and her African roots into her designs. Since her time on Runway, she continues her success by selling her collections and keeping things eco-friendly with the garment line "Green Love," and has designed for Leila Lopes (Miss Universe 2011), the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and for the Walton Family (Wal-Mart).
- Irina Shabayeva (New York, NY) - Season Six, Winner -- Being the season six winner and never receiving any low scores by the judges, Irina has what it takes to win again. She started a bridal line after Runway and has designed for many celebrities, including the butterfly dress worn by Selena Gomez for the 2011 People's Choice Awards and the dress for Grammy(R)-winning singer Carrie Underwood in her album cover Blown Away.
- Seth Aaron Henderson (Vancouver, WA) - Season Seven, Winner -- This self-taught designer already proved once to the world he was the best, and knows he is capable of winning again. His designs are inspired by music, specifically New Wave, Punk and '80s Goth, and he is committed to a sustainable future, so his designs feature organic fabrics and recyclable plastic bottles. Since winning Project Runway, Seth has done red carpet commentary for E! and served as a part of the fashion judging panel for past Runway seasons.