Regular judges for season 12 are Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, and TIM GUNN.
Also, for the first time in Project Runway history, Gunn will be able to “rescue” one designer during course of the season whom he feels deserves a second chance.
Guest judges include Kate Bosworth, fashionista Kelly Osbourne, actress and comedienne Allison Williams, multiple Academy Award®, Emmy and Golden Globe® nominee Sigourney Weaver, TV stars Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Kaley Cuoco, as well as original Project Runway judge Michael Kors and Stacy Keibler, host of Lifetime’s Supermarket Superstar.
Season 12 brings us several new sponsors:
"GoBank" provides $150,000 to the winner.
"Resource Natural Spring Water" offers a year's supply of water and a luxury spa trip.
The winner will have "A chance to design and sell an exclusive collection at Belk."
Tide Pods provides a $100,000 fabric allowance.
HP/Intel, Brother, Lexus, and L'Oreal are all returning as well.
As part of the winner’s prize package, this season’s champion will receive $150,000 from GoBank, the award-winning new bank account made to be used on a mobile phone; $50,000 of next generation technology from HP and Intel to help enable their creativity and launch their new business; a year’s supply of Resource Natural Spring Water and an all-expense paid, luxurious spa retreat for two to the exotic Maldives, courtesy of Resource Water; a chance to design and sell an exclusive collection at Belk; a complete sewing and crafting studio from Brother Sewing and Embroidery; a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine; a 2014 Lexus IS 350; a $100,000 fabric allowance from Tide Pods to inspire fashions that truly pop; and a $50,000 styling contract with L'Oréal Paris. It is a prize package worth more than half a million dollars. The model paired with the winner of Project Runway will receive a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine and $25,000 from L'Oréal Paris.