The first episode of the show “Project Runway: All Stars” premiered on Thursday, according to Huffington Post. Fashion lovers were able to see some of their favorite designers from the previous seasons, whereas designers who were eliminated before got a second chance to prove their artistic talent.
Besides the contestants who are familiar to the public, the rest of the show has been completely transformed. The 13 participants are the designers who came close to winning, such as, Mondo Guerra from season seven, season one veteran Austin Scarlett, Anthony Williams and Mila Hermanovski from season seven, April Johnston and Michael Costello – season eight, Rami Kashou, Sweet P and Elisa Jimenez – season four, Gordana Gehlhausen – season six, Jerell Scott and Kenley Collins – season five and Kara Janx from season two.
Both the host and the judges have been replaced with new celebrities and fashion experts. Heidi Klum is no longer present on the show; her position was occupied by the American model Angela Lindvall. Other judges featuring on the show are Issac Mizrahi, Georgina Chapman and “Marie Claire” Editor in Chief, Joanna Coles.
Designers had to impress judges with their clothes created from unconventional materials purchased from a 99 cent store. The contestants went shopping, but only some of them have actually chosen good fabrics. The winner of the first episode is Rami Kashou. He made a good impression on the judges because he managed to create interesting looks by combining laundry bags, umbrella lining and even Christmas tinsel. The dress he came up with looked incredibly extravagant even though it was made out of cheap fabrics.
Elisa Jiminez, on the other hand, made a poor choice for the challenge. She adopted a colorful look featuring writing throughout the outfit. She explained judges how the story in the sleeves should be read in order to be understood, but the jury was not impressed with her idea. As a consequence, Eliza was the first to be eliminated from the contest on the Thursday episode of the “All Star” season.
The new season will air every Thursday night at 9 p.m. on Lifetime. If you want to find out who will be the next designer of America, make sure you watch the show.