‘Project Runway’ Season 14 Designers and Guest Judges Announced

Project Runway Season 14 Designers and Guest Judges Announced
The ‘Project Runway’ season 14 designers (Photo by Barbara Nitke Copyright 2015)

16 new designers will be competing on season 14 of Lifetime’s Project Runway premiering on August 6, 2015. The talented hopefuls will be judged by Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, and Zac Posen, with Tim Gunn returning to mentor the aspiring designers. The network also announced the 12 guest judges (actors, singers, and models) who will be taking part in the upcoming season.

Project Runway Season 14 Designers:

Amanda Perna, 28 – Delray Beach, FL
Ashley Nell Tipton, 23 – San Diego, CA
Blake Patterson, 24 – Chardon, OH and Los Angeles, CA
Candice Marie Cuoco, 27 – San Francisco, CA
David Giampiccolo, 31 – Brussels, Belgium and Los Angeles, CA
Duncan Chambers-Watson, 25 – Christchurch, New Zealand
Edmond Newton, 36 – Union, South Carolina and Atlanta, GA
Gabrielle Arruda, 27 – Brooklyn, NY
Hanmiao Yang, 26 – Chengdu, China and New York, NY
Jake Wall, 35 – San Luis Obispo and San Francisco, CA
Joseph Poli, 37 – San Diego, CA and Las Vegas, NV
Kelly Dempsey, 31 – Monson, MA and Boston, MA
Laurie Underwood, 29 – Chicago, IL
Lindsey Creel, 28 – Austin, TX
Merline Labissiere, 32 – Miami, FL and Savannah, GA
Swapnil Shinde, 33 – Mumbai, India

The Guest Judges:

Bella Thorne (Scream)
Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men)
Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
Paula Patton (About Last Night)
Ashley Tisdale (Clipped)
Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer (UnREAL)
Singer/songwriter Ciara
Singer and America’s Got Talent judge Mel B
Supermodel Coco Rocha
Fashion designer Lisa Perry
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model and host of Lifetime’s Project Runway Junior, Hannah Davis

The Details:

The winner of Project Runway will receive $100,000 to launch his or her business and a Celebrity Cruises® modern luxury vacation for two to almost anywhere in the world. Sally Beauty will supply a year’s worth of products and the opportunity to consult with Sally Beauty to create a limited edition “FingerPaints” nail color collection. Travel and hotel accommodations to inspiring destinations around the world will be provided by Best Western International and from Mary Kay, the winner will receive an entire year’s worth of beauty products for their fashion shows and professional makeup artist services for their debut show. The winner also receives a 2015 Lexus RC 350 and a complete sewing and crafting studio from Brother Sewing and Embroidery. The winning designer and model will also receive a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine.

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