Also at the helm will be Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman of Marchesa as judges (leaving room for a weekly guest judge, we hope). Editor-in-chief of Marie Claire Joanna Coles acting as the contestants' mentor à la Tim Gunn.
The "All Star" contestants coming back for second chance at design glory include fan favorites such as the flamboyant Austin Scarlett, the very tatted Kathleen "Sweet P" Vaughn and the adorable Season 8 runner-up Mondo Guerra, writes the Hollywood Reporter.
The 13 contestants will compete for what Lifetime calls "the most lucrative prizing ever in 'Project Runway' history" -- an exclusive designer's boutique in select Neiman Marcus stores and on NeimanMarcus.com, $100,000 dollars in technology and office space from HP and Intel, $100,000 cash from L'Oreal Paris, a feature spread in Marie Claire, for which he or she will serve as a guest editor for one year and a sewing and embroidery studio from Brother International.
One thing this winner won't receive? The chance to show in the storied Bryant Park tents, an obsession of past "Project Runway" contestants.