More than a decade after Project Runway rocked the fashion world, the series returns for its milestone fifteenth season.
Year after year, Project Runway hopefuls have competed stitch by stitch for the chance to make their mark on the world of fashion. Having propelled aspiring designers into the style spotlight, Project Runway has left no sequin un-sewn.
Continuing to uphold the runway legacy, this celebratory season will take fashion to a whole other level with 16 new designers.
Determining whether they've created a fashion feat or faux pas are returning judges Heidi Klum, Marie Claire's creative director Nina Garcia, creative director for Brooks Brother Women, fashion designer Zac Posen and mentor Tim Gunn, who once again will have the power to "save" one designer from elimination.
To help decide which designer will be crowned fashion royalty and who will be "cut" from the competition are guest judges, actresses Priyanka Chopra (Quantico), Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl), Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries), Camilla Belle (When a Stranger Calls), Jaime King (Hart of Dixie), Shiri Appleby (UnREAL), Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World) and Carly Chaiken (Mr. Robot).
Additional influencers joining the judges panel are The Today Show anchor Savannah Guthrie, fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff, Project Runway Junior judge Kelly Osbourne, model Lucky Blue Smith and Editor in Chief of Marie Claire, Anne Fulenwider.
Season 15 Designers
Alex Snyder (30) San Francisco, CA
Brik Allen (26) Baton Rouge, LA
Cornelius Ortiz (24) Boston, MA; hometown: Worcester, MA
Dexter Simmons (32) Oakland, CA
Erin Robertson (29) Cambridge, MA; hometown: Provo, UT
Ian Hargrove (30) Chicago, IL
Jenni Ricetti (22) San Francisco, CA
Kimber Richardson (42) New York, NY; hometown: Houston, TX
Tasha Henderson (33) Shreveport, LA
Laurence Basse (41) Los Angeles, CA; hometown: Paris, France
Linda Marcus (55) Milwaukee, WI; hometown: LaCanada Flintridge, CA
Nathalia JMag (23) Framingham, MA
Rik Villa (31) Los Angeles, CA
Roberi Parra (32) Miami, FL; hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Sarah Donofrio (34) Portland, OR; hometown: Toronto, Canada
Mah-Jing Wong (28) Philadelphia, PA
The winner of Project Runway will receive $100,000 to launch his or her business. Sally Beauty will supply a year's worth of products along with a $25,000 cash prize. From Mary Kay, the winner will receive a year's worth of beauty products for their fashion shows and professional makeup artist services for their debut show.
The winner will also receive a new Lexus IS sedan and a complete sewing and crafting studio from Brother Sewing and Embroidery. The winning designer and model will receive a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine.
About the Show
Hosted by supermodel and fashion connoisseur Heidi Klum, Project Runway provides budding designers with an opportunity to launch their careers in fashion, under the watchful eyes of mentor and co-host Tim Gunn and judges Nina Garcia and Zac Posen.
Project Runway is produced by The Weinstein Company, Bunim/Murray Productions, Full Picture Entertainment, and Heidi Klum Company. Executive producers include Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company) and Patrick Reardon and Barbara Schneeweiss of The Weinstein Company, Jonathan Murray and Sara Rea of Bunim/Murray Productions, Heidi Klum, and Jane Cha and Desiree Gruber of Full Picture Entertainment.
Mary Donahue and David Hillman of Lifetime also executive produce, and Gil Goldschein and Teri Weideman of Bunim/Murray Productions serve as Co-Executive Producers.