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Zac Posen is in on Project Runway - he'll be the new featured judge, filling the michael kors outlet chair Michael Kors sat in for the show's first 10 seasons.
'This was an amazing opportunity,' Posen said. 'I hope I'm here to give a new perspective to the designers.'
Kors isn't 'out' - as host Heidi Klum likes to say to the fashion-design contestants who get the boot on the granddaddy of fashion reality TV shows. His schedule didn't allow a commitment, but he will come back as a guest judge for the season finale, according to a statement for michael kors coupons Lifetime TV.
Posen's best skill to offer the
contestants is his sharp eye, he said. Craft and construction are among
Hostess with the mostess: Heidi Klum, pictured last month, helms Project Runway
It's Klum's role in the new line-up to bring the voice of the woman who might be the eventual customer. Nina Garcia, the fashion director at Marie Claire, has her editorial eye, and Posen analyzes the specifics of the design, he said.
'I wanted to be behind the scenes with Tim. I was seeing the clothes on the runway, but Tim had all the background interaction.'
The silver lining? Posen said he'll appreciate a little more what the stylists, editors and retailers are looking for as they sit in the front row for his own catwalk shows, which last season drew much attention for a model line-up that included Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova - a threesome getting their own TV reality show this winter called 'The Face' on the Oxygen Chenxm2704 network.
Another twist to the revamped 'Project Runway,' in which the winner gets $100,000 to start their own brand, is that the contestants compete as teams michael kors factory outlet instead of individuals.
'You can imagine the designers' reactions when we first told them,' Klum, an executive producer, said, 'but it resulted in some really interesting conflicts and partnerships.
'And that is how designers work in the real world - they do have to work on teams and manage teams - you get to understand their personalities more.'
Posen said he aims to be a collaborative player and appreciates what everyone else at his company does, although he is the starting michael kors outlet store and stopping point of each look that bears his label.
He'll be at the studio solo next week over the holidays, sketching and draping fabric with the music 'thumping': It's one of the most wonderful times of the year, he said.