‘Project Runway’ Season 13 Premieres Next Month

“Project Runway” LIfetime

Judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen, and mentor Tim Gunn are gearing up to take in a new crop of designers as season 13 of Lifetime’s Emmy-nominated fashion competition “Project Runway” premieres on July 24.

Fans have been casting their votes through the #RunwayRedemption Instagram campaign in the hopes of bringing back one of their former season favorites. The winner, either Ken Laurence (Season 12), Alexander Pope (Season 12) or Amanda Valentine (Season 11), will be revealed during the season 13 opener and compete against the 18 newcomers.

As the contestants progress through the challenges, Gunn will have one opportunity to “save” a designer from being eliminated.

But the competition will end quickly for some, as three designers will be sent home before the first challenge even begins. The remaining 16 contestants will be tasked with using only a trunk of fabric to create a look that reflects what their spring collection would look like if they were to present at New York Fashion Week.

At the end of the season, the winning designer will receive $100,000 from Red Robin to launch his/her business and the opportunity to design a fashion accessory for all the Red Robin servers, a sewing and crafting studio from Brother International Corporation, a Samsung entertainment center, a fashion spread in Marie Claire and a car from Lexus.

Guest judges joining the show this season include “Modern Family’s” Julie Bowen,  Elisabeth Moss of “Mad Men,” “Pretty Little Liars” actress Shay Mitchell, Olympic gold skier Lindsey Vonn, burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, fashion designer and season four winner Christian Siriano, British TV personality and photographer Amanda de Cadenet, and YouTube star Bethany Mota.

Season 13 of “Project Runway” premieres July 24.

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  1. Sylvia Stewart says:

    I am missing Project Runway. I wish it wasn’t so long in between series.

  2. Sheryl Wallace says:

    I am very upset that sanjay didn’t win. Like always, talented black women being judged,not by their talent, but by their color. God forbid that she should beat out anyone White! Shame on you project runway.

    • tammy says:

      Why does race always have to come into it? She was good but but wasn’t great. Just because you thought she should have been the winner, doesn’t mean everyone else did! I personally don’t think she should have made it to the finals at all, and it wasn’t race related reason either!

  3. I HAve just saw project runway final fashion show you are not fair in your final picks sunjaY SHOULD HAVE BEEN AT LEAST THE RUNNER UP ALL OF YOUR TALENTED YOUNG BLACK DESGINER ARE ALWAYS CAST TO THE SIDE PROJECT RUNWAY YOU SUCK.

  4. Jaunvieve says:

    Posen is better for an actual fashion critiques. He’ll explain what is good and bad about a garment. Kors is king of hilarious one-liners. “She looks like a flamingo on steroids!” “This dress is the mother of the bride meets discount hooker.” I sort of love them both.

  5. laura says:

    I actually love Zac Posen on PR

  6. Lourdes Castillo says:

    Project Runway is not the same without Michael Kors. Please bring him back as a permanent judge. No offense to Mr Posen.

  7. Bettijean Meyer says:

    Hooray ! It’s about time.

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