Returning to the runway for a sixth season, host and supermodel Heidi Klum heads a panel of industry luminaries, including as judges top women's and menswear designer Michael Kors, and fashion expert Nina Garcia, as they decide who is "in" and who is "out."
Tim Gunn, Chief Creative Officer at Liz Claiborne, Inc., will once again act as a mentor to the designers as they take on weekly fashion challenges.
The 16 Project Runway contestants will be whittled down week-by-week to the finalists who will show their own line in front of an audience of fashion industry movers and shakers at Bryant Park Fashion Week.
Project Runway's sixth-season grand prize winner will receive a $100,000 cash prize intended to help launch their own clothing line; a Marie Claire magazine editorial feature; and an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Paris.
Celebrity guest judges this season include Lindsay Lohan, Rebecca Romijn, Rachel Bilson, Tommy Hilfiger, Eva Longoria Parker, Christina Aguilera, Milla Jovovich and Cindy Crawford.
Season 6 Contestants
Althea Harper, 24, from Dayton, Ohio
Ari Fish, 26, from Kansas City, Missouri
Carol Hannah Whitfield, 24, from Anderson, South Carolina
Christopher Straub, 30, from St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Rodney Epperson, 50, from New York, New York
Gordana Gehlhausen, 45, from Yugoslavia
Irina Shabayeva, 27, from The Republic of Georgia
Johnny Sakalis, 30, from Long Beach, California
Logan Neitzel, 26, from Blackfoot, Indiana
Louise Black, 32, from Temple, Texas
Malvin Vien, 24, from Englewood, Colorado
Mitchell Hall, 26, from Melbourne, Florida
Nicolas Putvinski, 27, from Moscow, Russia
Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman, 31, from Chicago, Illinois
Shirin Askari, 24, from Tulsa, Oklahoma
Qristyl Frazier, 42, from St. Louis, Missouri