Project Runway All Stars Recap: Making Unconventional the Norm

As if an all-star season of Project Runway wasn't exciting enough already, it's also a boon for recapping purposes because, of course, we already know all the designers in the competition — looking very fierce and high-end in their new opening credits, it must be said. Look, there's cute little Mondo in shorts, the ever-controversial Kenley Collins in short-shorts, and even season-one vet Austin, striding purposefully while carrying a garment bag that floats wistfully in the wind. Isn't it great to be back?

After they'd all gotten together and gleefully squealed themselves out, the designers head into Chelsea's Limelight Marketplace — probably the largest group to be in there in a while — and there's barely time to meet the actual first-timers (host Angela Lindvall and judges Georgina Chapman and Isaac Mizrahi) before the first fashion showcase. Each designer must present a pre-made look they think best illustrates their aesthetic. So surely the first all-star challenge will then force them to tear another competitor's look apart — bare-handed, if not with only their teeth — and re-create it, much improved, right? Read More...


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