As if August 20 wasn't going to be big enough just with the premieres of Project Runway and Models of the Runway, here's another event to add to the mix: Eight big-name Runway alums will compete in an all-star challenge airing that night!
The two-hour special kicks off the all-Runway, all-the-time evening, and Lifetime isn't kidding when it calls these contestants all-stars. Almost all of the designers presented at fashion week during their seasons — and one winner (Jeffrey Sebelia of season three) is coming back to prove he deserved his title. Here's the whole list of competing designers:
- Season two: Daniel Vosovic, Santino Rice
- Season three: Jeffrey Sebelia, Uli Herzner, Mychael Knight
- Season four: Chris March, Sweet P
- Season five: Korto Momolu
It's not clear what kind of challenges the contestants will face — just that they'll have Tim Gunn as a mentor and Nina, Michael, and Heidi as judges, just like old times. And there's a pretty big prize at stake, too: $100,000, the same amount the Runway winner normally gets.
It's a bummer Lifetime couldn't get anyone from the first season to compete, but it's still a clever way to get people who thought they were over Runway to tune in for season six. Do you think this is a savvy move — or Runway overkill? And which of the all-stars do you think has the edge?
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