Project Runway All Stars “Return to the Runway” Review

Welcome to Project Runway All Stars!!! It is so exciting to see former contestants who were abused (Michael Costello), sent home way too early (Anthony Williams) or just flat out robbed (Mondo). We also get to see Austin Scarlett’s amazing hair and porn stache. For that reason alone I hope he makes it to the end. I was a bit disappointed when I learned that we would not get some of our favorite formercontestants interacting with Heidi, Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia and Michael Kors. Even during a weak season I tune in to hear Michael Kors tickle himself as he brings designers to tears with his snarky observations. Admittedly, a new lineup of judges is probably a good idea as it allows the designers to start off with a clean slate. I also think that Isaac Mizrahi will fill the void created by Michael Kors absence. *fingers crossed*

Rather than immediately subjecting the contestants to a painful challenge, they are asked to put on a runway show of their most recent work. I thought this was a great idea as it allowed viewers, particularly those of us that have tuned in since season 1, to see just how far the former contestants have come since being Auf’ed by Heidi. However, the runway show proved anticlimactic as the designs were not critiqued. It was more of an opportunity for the designers to size each other up. Read More... 


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