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Nanette Lepore to Guest Judge ‘Project Runway All Stars’

The designer's challenge, posed to the four remaining contestants, was to design a garment that her apparel company could manufacture in New York City.

Nanette Lepore joins "Project Runway All Star" judges Isaac Mizrahi, Georgina Chapman and Angela Lindvall.

NANETTE’S CHALLENGE: Nanette Lepore will be the guest judge Thursday night on “Project Runway All Stars” on Lifetime. Lepore’s challenge, posed to the four remaining contestants, was to design a garment that her apparel company could manufacture in New York City. The winning design will be sold in Lepore’s boutiques and online and will carry a special hangtag. All proceeds will benefit the Save the Garment Center organization.

“I had fun,” said Lepore, describing the three-day taping that took place last summer. “It was new for me, but it wasn’t that stressful. The stress and panic was in the buildup.” She said she enjoyed working with her fellow judges, including Isaac Mizrahi. “He’s as much fun as he seems,” she said. Although she was unable to divulge the winner of the challenge, 120 units of the winning design have been manufactured. Lepore will host a screening party Thursday night at her Broome Street store in Manhattan, where they will be live tweeting.

This story first appeared in the March 7, 2012 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

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