Lifetime has announced that season five of Project Runway All Stars will debut on 11 February, featuring, most notably, 2013 season 12 winner Dom Streater. As a fan of Dom and her designs, I’m pleased – but her inclusion, and the regular return of former winners to the All Stars lineup, raises some questions. Project Runway is supposed to be a launching pad for the “next great American fashion designer”, as one of the show’s taglines insists. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 7 most successful Project Runway contestants.
Have you ever wondered what happens to Project Runway winners after the cameras disappear? For most winners it’s safe to say—a lot! Some Project Runway winners have gone on to make millions, while others have continued to grow their lines, served as guest judges or hosts of Project Runway spinoffs, became teachers of fashion, and more. While some of these designers hit a few bumps along the way, for the most part, Project Runway has been very good to them all. You can also check our list of 11 Most Successful Shark Tank Businesses.