As you know in fashion, one day you’re in and the next day you’re out. … And then a couple years later you’re back in.
Project Runway All Stars is making this fashion merry-go-round possible for 13 returning designers this February. In addition to recent season returnees, All Stars season 5 will also see the return of a season 1 designer and two Under the Gunn contestants.
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EW can exclusively reveal the full list of returning designers:
Layana Aguilar, season 11
Asha Daniels, Under the Gunn, a.k.a. season 12.5
Sam Donovan, Under the Gunn, a.k.a. season 12.5
Daniel Franco, seasons 1 and 2
Ken Laurence, season 12
Valerie Mayen, season 8
Emily Payne, season 13
Mitchell Perry, season 13
Alexander Pope, season 12
Dom Streater (winner), season 12
Kini Zamora, season 13
Stella Zotis, season 5
Fade Zu Grau, season 13
Host Alyssa Milano will return alongside judge alums Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman. For the first time on All Stars, the judges will be critiquing blind runways. Marie Claire’s Zanna Roberts Rassi will mentor the designers.
EW can also reveal that guest judges for season 5 include Kesha, Boy George, Vanessa Hudgens, Debi Mazar, Little Big Town, Coca Rocha, Johnny Wujek, Kristin Cavallari, and Brad Goreski, as well as Project Runway judges Nina Garcia and Zac Posen. Of particular note, both Debra Messing and Megan Hilty will appear as guest judges, making for the greatest (potential) reunion of Smash talent since last year’s scarf-and-pashmina convention.
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Project Runway All Stars season 5 premieres Thursday, Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime.