Michael Kors has left his post as judge on Project Runway for the show’s 11th’s season and will be replaced by “featured judge” Zac Posen. But don’t worry PR fans, Michael Kors will return as a guest judge on the finale. And just so you know, Michael isn’t out for good, just for this upcoming season due to scheduling issues (his 2011 IPO was the biggest in U.S. Fashion history–so, he’s busy).
Besides Michael not being on the show, another shakeup for this season: The designers will be competing in teams. Yes, teams. That should provide some good drama, don’t you think? It’s not great for the designers’ brands as individuals, but it’ll be good TV. This team shakeup must mean they need viewers because why would they mess with something that’s not broken?
Guest judges for this upcoming season are: Bette Midler, Susan Sarandon, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Emmy Rossum, Kristin Davis, Jordana Brewster and designers Rachel Roy, Tracy Reese, Chris Benz and Christian Siriano.
The new season starts on January 24th at 9PM on Lifetime.