Project Runway All-Stars kicks off January 5. Here, we refresh our memories about the designers who've set their sights on another shot at fashion glory.
The living dead girl returns to the runway. The youngest contestant to grace the runway with her
designs, April Johnston returns with her "destroy to create"-themed style. While her designs and their lifeless color may
not reach beyond the underworld, April makes up for it in her outspoken, colorful personality.
Is Project Runway: All-Stars
her road to redemption after falling short of Mercedes-Benz Fashion
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Project Runway History
Season 8 was a hotbed of drama, mostly involving winner Gretchen Jones, as well as fellow All-Star castmember Michael Costello. Caught in the whirlwind of designer's turmoil, April made her opinions known
quite often. Does she regret her public portrayal? Not at all! Here's a personal account of April's time on
and certain people she shared it with. April Johnston reflects on Project Runway Season 8:
Drama is always fun to watch unfold, yet the designs are what we're truly here for, right? April won one
challenge before placing fifth in the competition. Her dark take on resort wear, lent a new approach that
pleased the judges' eyes. Check out a retrospective of her designs, and how the judges felt about her "futuristic" looks:
April's Resort Wear Piece (Challenge Winner)Post-Project Runway
If director Tim Burton lends his expertise to sit as a guest judge this upcoming season, April Johnston
should be in luck. Her collection entitled Mangled Courtesan glorifies the couture fashions for the dead.
Her easily mistaken graveyard fashions showcase contrasting textures of drab shades, but in a really cool
Pieces from April's Mangled Courtesan Collection
Will the depth of April Johnston's collection prove she has what it takes to win Project Runway: All-
Or does her nightmarish influence still stifle her range? Tune in to the show's premiere on
Lifetime January 5 at 9/8c when the challenges begin.Get to Know More PR All-Stars:
Elisa JimenezKara Janx
Mila HermanovskiGordana GehlhausenMondo GuerraKenley CollinsMichael CostelloJilliane JohnsonContributing Writer
(Images courtesy of Lifetime, MangledCourtesan.com)