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On Jan. 13 Fashion Avenue, NYC Becomes Project Runway Avenue!

By Tracy_Goldenberg 01/07/2010 03:57PM GMT

Update: Wednesday, January 13 at 11:30 am at Intersection of 39th and Fashion Ave (7th Ave)

The following designers and models will be appearing:
Althea Harper
Anthony L. Williams
Austin Scarlett
Carol Hannah Whitfield
Celine Chua
Cerri McQuillan
Chris March
Emilio Sosa
Irina Shabayeva
Jesse LeNoir
Jonathan Peters
Kalyn Hemphill
Laura Bennett
Logan Neitzel
Malan Breton
Maya Luz
Nicolas Putvinski
Pamela Ptak
Qristyl Frazier
Ramon-Lawrence Coleman

In celebration of "Project Runway's" return to New York for its seventh season, Tim Gunn and Nina Garcia join city officials and fashion industry representatives at street naming ceremony in front of iconic "Needle Threading a Button" sculpture in New York City's Fashion District where Fashion Avenue will be temporarily renamed Project Runway Avenue.

NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, will also present a New York City Proclamation deeming Wednesday, January 13 as Project Runway Day, highlighting the show's contribution to New York City’s fashion industry, in anticipation to the premiere of "Project Runway" Season 7 on Thursday, January 14 at 10 pm et/pt on Lifetime Television. City officials will speak about the critical role the fashion industry plays in New York City’s economy.

"Project Runway" mentor Tim Gunn, judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia will join NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta, Lifetime Networks CEO Andrea Wong, Deputy Mayor of Economic Development Robert C. Lieber, Fashion Center BID President Barbara Randal, and several of "Project Runway's" and "Models of the Runway's" past and current season contestants.