- CHARITY BENEFIT
Fashion’s newest stars hit their first elimination challenge on, Friday, June 15, at 8pm. With thousands of fashionistas in attendance, judges Heidi Klum, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia, with guest judges actress Lauren Graham and costumer, designer and stylist Patricia Field watched to see if the new kids on the block could strut their stuff. Field served as the very first guest judge on Project Runway’s series premiere and returns to the judging panel in celebrating the 10th season. Mentor Tim Gunn, brought to America’s eyes:
Alicia Hardesty, 27 – Hometown: Brandenburg, KY; Resides in: Los Angeles, CA
Andrea Katz, 58 – Hometown: Oceanside, NY; Resides in: New York, NY
Beatrice Guapo, 29 – Hometown: Orange County, CA; Resides in: Marina del Rey, CA
Buffi Jashanmal, 32 – Hometown: London, England/Dubai UAE; Resides in: New York, NY
Christopher Palu, 24 – Hometown: Brooklyn, NY; Resides in: Massapequa, NY
Dmitry Sholokhov, 33 – Hometown: Novopolotsk, Belarus; Resides in: New York, NY
Elena Slivnyak, 28 – Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine; Resides in: Daly City, CA
Fabio Costa, 29 – Hometown: Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Resides in: Brooklyn, NY
Gunnar Deatherage, 22 – Hometown: LaGrange, Kentucky; Resides in: Louisville, KY
Kooan Kosuke, 30 – Hometown: Himeji-shi, Japan; Resides in: Queens, NY
Lantie Foster, 48 – Hometown: Sacramento, CA; Resides in: New York, NY
Melissa Fleis, 31 – Hometown: Rogers City, MI; Resides in: San Francisco, CA
Nathan McDonald, 33 – Hometown: Zanesville, OH; Resides in: New York, NY
Raul Osorio, 27 – Hometown: Canoga Park, CA/Honduras; Resides in: Minneapolis, MN
Sonjia Williams, 27- Hometown: Boston, MA; Resides in: Woodside, NY
Ven Budhu, 28 – Hometown: Berbice, Guyana; Resides in: Kew Gardens, NY
This episode airs on Thursday, July 19 on Lifetime.
As part of the winner’s prize package, this season’s victorious designer will receive $100,000 from L’Oréal Paris to start his/her own line, a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine, a 2013 Lexus GS 350, a $50,000 technology suite by HP and Intel to create his/her own vision and run his/her business and the opportunity to design and sell an exclusive collection at Lord & Taylor. Lord & Taylor is the exclusive retail sponsor for Project Runway’s 10th season and has merchandised the accessory wall with its well-edited assortment of product. The retailer will also host an exciting challenge episode that will come to life for consumers on Fashion’s Night Out in the store’s Fifth Avenue flagship. The model paired with the winner of Project Runwaywill also appear in the designer’s editorial feature in Marie Claire and receive $25,000 from L’Oréal Paris EverStyle.
Project Runway is produced by The Weinstein Company, Miramax Films, Bunim-Murray Productions and Full Picture. Executive producers include Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company), Meryl Poster of The Weinstein Company, Jonathan Murray, Sara Rea and Colleen Sands of Bunim/Murray Productions, Heidi Klum, and Jane Cha Cutler and Desiree Gruber of Full Picture. Barbara Schneeweiss oversees the production on behalf of The Weinstein Company. Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and David Hillman of Lifetime also executive produce.