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Even after nine seasons we can’t get enough of Project Runway. So we tuned in for the premiere of the series’ tenth installment last Thursday. And as has always been the case, the fashion design show will be calling on a long list of famous guest judges to help weed through the good and the bad styles on the catwalk.
In a recent interview with the show’s host Heidi Klum, she talked about a few of the show’s special guests. Fans who watched the season premiere saw a familiar face from Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. Klum remarked, “For our very first challenge that we did in Times Square we had Lauren Graham.”
And a famous designer joined the judges panel in Times Square as well. Klum revealed, “Obviously I can never give too many guest judges away, but some people that I was allowed to mention was Patricia Field. She has been a stylist. She has a store here in New York City. She’s very well known for doing Sex in the City, The Devil Wears Prada. She does a lot of full movies and television.”
Heidi noted that Patricia has been part of the family since the beginning, “She’s actually been one of our very first judges ever on Project Runway. She did our very first challenge on our very first season. So we thought it would be fun to bring her back. She is a very well known New York woman. I love her very much. So we brought her back ten seasons later.”
The discreet supermodel didn’t mention potential guest Katie Holmes, who was photographed after a tapin in the midst of her divorce drama. But she did acknowledge, “Hayden Panettiere has been one of our guest judges, also Krysten Ritter.”
As for her favorite guest judge of all time, Heidi confessed, “I, for example, personally love Bob Mackie. I’m a huge Barbie collector and I have all of Bob Mackie’s Barbies and all the special Barbies. So when I met him for the first time I was really like, ‘I love you, Bob Mackie.’”
Heidi also enjoys welcoming her famous pals to the Runway. “Some actresses that have been here that I’m personally friendly with, I obviously love having them here. Debra Messing is a friend of mind. She’s been here in the past. I love having people who I spend personal time with. Having them on here is always fun, too."
But she admitted that the star-struck contestants might have a different take on their famous visitors. “For some of the designers maybe it was more like Christina Aguilera or a Victoria Beckham. I don’t know. Everyone has a different kind of excitement for a certain person. For some people, the bigger the star the more excited they are… Everyone has a different guest judge.”
Tune in to Project Runway on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. EST/ 8 p.m. Central on Lifetime.
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