Project Runway All Stars Blog
Introducing the Season 3 Cast!
A brand new season of "Project Runway All Stars" will premiere on Thursday, October 24 at 9.8c! With a prize package worth almost a million dollars at stake and three past "Project Runway" winners in the running -- plus a new host, Alyssa Milano, and a new mentor, Marie Claire Senior Fashion Editor Zanna Roberts Rassi -- even the smallest mistake will send these designers packing at the hands of returning judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman.
Guest judges will 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" judges Nina Garcia and Zac Posen, along with previous "Runway" winners Christian Siriano (Season 4) and Anya Ayoung-Chee (Season 9), as well as "All Stars" winners Mondo Guerra (Season 1) and Anthony Ryan Auld (Season 2).
Take a look at who will be competing:
Jeffrey Sebelia (Los Angeles, CA) â€“ Season 3, Winner â€“ 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 kids' line called La Miniatura.
Mychael Knight (Atlanta, GA) â€“ Season 3, Fourth Place - Season 3'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) â€“ Season 5, Runner-up â€“ 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) â€“ Season 6, Winner - Being the Season 6 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 GrammyÂ®-winning singer Carrie Underwood on her album cover "Blown Away."
Seth Aaron Henderson (Vancouver, WA) â€“ Season 7, 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.
Ari South (Honolulu, HI) â€“ Season 8, Third Place - Wildly successful fashion designer and fan favorite Ari South (formerly Andy South) is ready to reintroduce herself to "Runway" fans and win the competition. Ari feels that living her life as an openly transgendered person gives her ability to impact not only who she is as a designer but also others. After "Runway," her first collection was picked up by Neiman Marcus in Hawaii and has been carried there ever since.
Viktor Luna (New York, NY) â€“ Season 9, Third Place - Being a photographer as well as a designer, Viktor gains inspiration for his fashion from natureâ€™s overlooked oddities. His collection is geared towards a woman who is empowered, elegant and edgy. Some celebrities who have worn his designs include Ciara, Carly Rae Jepsen, Big Boi and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Melissa Fleis (San Francisco, CA) â€“ Season 10, Third Place - From growing up in a tiny town in Michigan to competing on "Project Runway," Melissa knows how to make a big impact on the fashion world. She designs for "independent, savvy girls who like to wear black" and is inspired by the Dada and Bauhaus art movements, wanting to give women a feeling of strength and edge. Since "Runway," Melissa has been creating custom leather jackets and clutches, and one day hopes to create a lifestyle brand that includes interior design and furniture.
Christopher Palu (Massapequa, NY) - Season 10, Fourth Place - Although he didn't win his season, Christopher is coming into this "All Star" season with the most challenge wins among his fellow competitors. He has training from the Fashion Institute of Technology and his speed gives him an advantage when it comes to designing. Christopher is excited for this opportunity, since his last season gave him courage, strength and confidence.
Elena Slivnyak (San Francisco, CA) â€“ Season 10, Sixth Place - Futurism and luxury are the key influences for Elena's designs. When it comes to fashion, shoes and accessories are musts, and her icon is Lady Gaga. Although "Project Runway" was one of the most stressful things Elena claims she has done, she is prepared and ready to compete for the win.
Daniel Esquivel (Austin, TX) â€“ Season 11, Fourth Place - "Project Runway"'s most recent alum and best team player, Daniel, is ready to show his more competitive side this time around. His styles root from upbeat happy music and are described as free, modern and sexy. Since "Runway," Daniel has returned to designing for elite clientele in Austin.
Who are you most excited to see back on the runway?