‘PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS’ Returns February 11

Thirteen of television’s most memorable and talented designers make their way back to the workroom to try to sew up a win on season five of Lifetime’s hit series Project Runway All Stars (#PRAllStars), premiering Thursday, February 11 at 9pm ET/PT. The designers will have a new twist to contend with this season as Alyssa Milano, Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman will be judging an “anonymous runway” for the very first time and won’t know which designer created each garment. Zanna Roberts Rassi returns as the designers’ mentor.


Joining the judges to weigh in on who should win are musicians Ke$ha, Boy George, Little Big Town and actresses Debra Messing, Vanessa Hudgens, Megan Hilty and Debi Mazar. The designers will 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 designers competing for season five are:
Daniel Franco (43) Los Angeles, CA- Seasons 1 & 2
Stella Zotis (42) New York, NY – Season 5
Valerie Mayen (33) Cleveland, Ohio – 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
Sam Donovan (24) Astoria, NY – Under The Gunn

The winner of Project Runway All Stars Season five will receive the opportunity to design an exclusive line of jewelry for Baublebar.com as well as a capsule collection by Chinese Laundry. The winner also receives 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. To top it off, the winner receives a $100,000 grand prize to elevate their business and brand.

Photos by Barbara Nitke
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