Get to Know the 'Project Runway' All-Star: Anthony Williams of Season 7
Get to Know the 'Project Runway' All-Star: Anthony Williams of Season 7
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.

He's the comeback kid! Getting eliminated twice is definitely no laughing matter for a Project Runway designer. Yet Anthony Williams always kept a laugh-out-loud comment handy. Self-taught, Anthony takes inspiration from women in their Sunday Best and creates attention-grabbing dresses. His uplifting personality and comeback tale helped to propel his career forward after his first run on Project Runway.

Basic Stats
Age: 29
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
PR Season: Seven (2010)
Placement: Fifth

Project Runway History
Anthony Williams has a history unlike any of his fellow Project Runway: All-Star competitors. He won a challenge in Week 5, was eliminated in Week 10, came back the following week and won another challenge, and was eliminated for a second time in Week 12. Talk about a rollercoaster ride! Regardless, his stint on the show proved to be worth it. Heidi Klum graced the cover of Marie Claire magazine wearing his first challenge winning design.

anthony-pr-2.jpg"Run For Cover" Challenge Winner

anthony-pr-3.jpg"Sew Much Pleasure" Challenge Winner 

After being tossed out and then thrown back into the game, many designers might accuse the judges of playing with their emotions, yet Anthony always stayed positive, and described his Project Runway experience as something that "happened for a reason."

Post-Project Runway
Well, he was right. We definitely had not seen the last of Anthony Williams. His dresses continue to be flashy and show stopping whether on the runway or on television. That's right! Anthony worked as a style consultant on VH1's Single Ladies.

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"Television introduced me to the world as a funny, southern, gay, black man that is sassy and full of entertaining one-liners," Anthony says. "I am more than the image and personality that was projected through that reality show. I am a creative individual who celebrates every opportunity to have a human experience."

The comeback kid has definitely made a name for himself in the fashion industry. Now can Anthony Williams return to the runway and take home a win? Project Runway: All-Stars premieres tonight on Lifetime, 9/8c.

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Kathleen "Sweet P" Vaughn
Jerell Scott
Rami Kashou
April Johnston
Elisa Jimenez
Kara Janx
Mila Hermanovski
Gordana Gehlhausen
Mondo Guerra
Kenley Collins
Michael Costello

Jilliane Johnson
Contributing Writer

(Images courtesy of Lifetime)