THE COMEBACK KID: Ten seasons after she first appeared on “Project Runway” as a guest judge, Patricia Field will be back at it when the new season gets under way July 19 on Lifetime. The stylist and costume designer will get some help with the critiquing from “Parenthood” actress Lauren Graham. (The latter may surprise the 16 competitors with her know-how — her mother was a fashion buyer.)
The aspiring designers will have thousands of people to impress Friday night, when Heidi Klum hosts a live “Project Runway” fashion show of their work in Times Square. Michael Kors, Nina Garcia and Tim Gunn will also be on hand to eye the new talent before Klum tells one of the newbies, “auf Wiedersehen.”
This story first appeared in the June 14, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.