It looks like several “Project Runway” mainstays are about to go auf wiedersehen — for one season, anyway.
In “Project Runway All Stars,” the next installment of the high-pressure fashion-design reality show airing later this year, Lifetime will bring back 13 past contestants to compete in NYC, but the host, mentor and judges will all be new, reported THR.com.
Model Angela Lindvall will fill Heidi Klum’s shoes as the host, while designers Isaac Mizrahi and Marchesa’s Georgina Chapman will judge the former contestants, replacing designer Michael Kors and Marie Claire fashion director Nina Garcia. Joanna Coles, Marie Claire’s editor in chief, will serve as the spin-off’s Tim Gunn-esque mentor.
The contestants — including past favorites Kathleen “Sweet P” Vaughn, Kenley Collins, Austin Scarlett, Rami Kashou and Mondo Guerra — will compete for a boutique at Neiman Marcus, $100,000 in technology and office space, and $100,000 in cash. The winner also will land a spread in Marie Claire magazine, where he or she will serve as a guest editor.
Last week, it was rumored that Klum, who is married to Seal, would still host the show’s regular seasons but couldn’t agree on a salary for the all-star gig.