For the first time, Project Runway is mixing things up by teaming up the contestants. Season 11 of the Lifetime series debuts on January 24, 2013 with 16 designers featured in a special “Teams Edition” of the popular reality competition series. The designer teams will have to work together on every challenge “while ensuring their own garments stand out on the runway.”
Heidi Klum’s hosting and judging the competition along with Marie Claire’s Marie Claire’s Fashion Director Nina Garcia and featured judge, award-winning fashion designer Zac Posen. Guest judges will include Bette Midler, Susan Sarandon, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Emmy Rossum, Kristin Davis, Jordana Brewster, and designer Rachel Roy. And Tim Gunn’s back as a mentor to the designers.
Season 11’s winner will receive “$100,000 from L’Oréal Paris to start his/her own line, a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine, a 2013 Lexus GS 350, a $50,000 technology suite by HP and Intel to create his/her own vision and run his/her business and the opportunity to design and sell an exclusive collection at Lord & Taylor. The model paired with the winner of Project Runway will also appear in the designer’s Marie Claire editorial feature and receive $25,000 from L’Oréal Paris EverStyle.”
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