If there are two things “Project Runway’ fans love it is the drama created by group challenges and catching up with their favorite fashion designers from seasons past. The third challenge on “Project Runway: Season Ten” will feature both of these things.
For the next challenge the competing fashion designers of “Project Runway: Season Ten” will be split into pairs. That’s right, it’s time for the first group challenge of the season! (That silent pause you just heard was every “Project Runway” fan in existence hoping that Gunnar Deatherage and Christopher Palu will be paired together.)
The designer duos are being tasked with creating Emmy worthy looks for some very picky clients- former “Project Runway” and “Project Runway: All Star” fashion designers! The designer alumnae who will be returning for this challenge are newly engaged Anya Ayoung-Chee, Laura Bennett, Mila Hermanovski, Irina Shabayeva, Valerie Mayen, April Johnston, and cosmetics queen Kenley Collins.
View slideshow: Mila Hermanovski’s Fall/Winter 2012-13 collection
“Project Runway” has earned four Emmy nominations this year. It is in the running for Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming, Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming, and Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming.
All four categories are ones that “Project Runway” has been nominated for, or won, in previous years. The show has also won GLAAD Awards and a Peabody Award along with nominations for everything from Teen Choice Awards to PGA Awards.
The show is currently in the midst of airing its tenth anniversary season. The show once again brings back Heidi Klum as host, Nina Garcia and Michael Kors as judges, and Tim Gunn as mentor. The first episode of the new season featured a runway show spectacular in Times Square. The second challenge saw the designers creating fashion forward looks created out of materials found in a candy store.
View slideshow: See all the “Project Runway” candy couture looks here
Several of the “Project Runway” alumnae who will be returning as clients for the third challenge also starred in “Project Runway: All Stars.” This spin-off series brings back designers from seasons past to compete once again. Lifetime recently announced they would be airing a second season of “Project Runway: All Stars” later this year amidst headlines that newly divorced actress Katie Holmes would be acting as a celebrity guest judge for the series. The show has also reportedly had trouble finding and keeping a new host for the second season.
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