Austin Scarlett: Season 1, Fourth PlaceAustin is an excellent designer and he's had the longest since his first run on Runway to hone his skills. He did well under pressure recently on this road trip show with Santino. Also, he's got plenty of personality so his entertainment factor will be high.
Kara Janx: Season 2, Fourth PlaceKara recently appeared on the Sundance channel show, All On The Line, because her line was failing. Host Joe Zee encouraged her to step away from the sad juniors party dresses she was making and back to the kimono look from Runway that made her famous. This enlightenment could help her now as long as she doesn't revert back to her party dress ways. She also runs the risk of over doing the kimono look. She did not speak highly of her Runway experience so I'm surprised to see her back.
Elisa Jimenez: Season 4, Tenth PlaceI had totally forgotten about Elisa. I had to Google her. She is a polymorphic designer, meaning all of her clothing can be worn several ways. I remember the judges being puzzled by this. Also, it's difficult to illustrate on the runway. We'll see how far she's come since her time on runway.
Rami Kashou: Season 4, Runner-upRami never shied away from confidence. He knew he was good and was determined to beat Christian Siriano. Considering Christina was a tough act to beat, maybe this is Rami chance to sign. Lets just hope hes broken that habit of making only Grecian gowns out of draped jersey.
Sweet P/Kathleen Vaughn: Season 4, Fifth PlaceWho doensn't love Sweet P. She narrowly missed Fashion Week beat out by the returning Chris March, Jillian Lewis, Rami Kashou and Christian Siriano. Season four was tough. I can't wait to see how she's doing and how she can outshine some of these designers from lesser seasons.
Jerell Scott: Season 5, Fourth PlaceI don't really remember Jerell, but looking back at my recaps from that season, I mostly liked his work. He's flashy with lots going on. He's not afriad to take some risks and go for something big. I like this. Runway needs more excitement.
Kenley Collins: Season 5, Second Runner-upOh Kenley. Who could forget her. I hope she brings the cute dresses and leaves the attitude behind. I know this casting is mostly for her personality and likeliness to provoke other cast members, but I hope she surprises us with fashion instead. She is a talented designer.
Gordana Gehlhausen: Season 6, Fourth PlaceGordana's Miami chic went pretty far with the judges, but they wanted more. She tried to give it to them, but didn't quite make it leaving us with a finally that was all women in their early 20s. A finaly Tim later talked about being rather dull in his opinion. I had to agree. Irina was the clear winner and I barely remember the other two collections. I hope Gordana has broadened her range and can really show her stuff.
Anthony Williams: Season 7, Fifth PlaceAnthony! It will be so good to have him back. I'm not sure his designs will stand up to the others around him. He had some trouble in his own season, which wasn't as good as several other seasons. He does have lots of personality though, and he's so nice. He'll be fun to watch for however long her lasts.
Mila Hermanovski: Season 7, Second Runner-upThis girl can design. I spent a lot of time not liking her during the season, but by the end she won me over. She tend to rely on simple color blocking and uses mostly black and white. If she's been able to break that since her time on the show, her construction skills will take her far.
April Johnston: Season 8, Fifth PlaceI think April has an interesting aesthetic. I like her forgotten doll, macabre, Tim Burton feel. She wasn't ready to take a lot of the judges advice or push herself too much during her season, which was only a year ago. I hope she's taken some big steps forward in that year because I think she's really talented.
Michael Costello: Season 8, Fourth PlaceI spent most of the season just wanting to hug this poor guy. The other designers were so mean to him. In the end he went further than most of them and was actually a pretty nice guy about it. That said, I really don't remember any of his looks. He just doesn't make the most memorable things. If he can get a bit more interesting, he'll have a chance.
Mondo Guerra: Season 8, Runner-upAhh! It's a chance for justice to be served. Maybe Mondo can win and set right the horrible injustice that occurred The Day Project Runway Died. Mondo is brilliant, and I would love to see him take this All-Stars season. Also, I still want that skull shirt.
Which All-Star are you routing for? What do you think of the cast? Who's missing?
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