For the season 4 finale of Project Runway All Stars, the final three contestants Dmitry Sholokhov, Helen Castillo, and Sonjia Williams were tasked with designing a collection in only four days. And the winner was … Dmitry Sholokhov.
Sonjia was the first designer to be critiqued, saying her collection was based on an Egyptian theme. She received great reviews, though Isaac Mizrahi wasn’t a fan of a specific skirt. Zac Posen also had a couple reservations, though he loved her red lace dress. The second designer was Dmitry, who was inspired by a modern Cosmopolitan woman. The judges loved his collection though they felt one dress was a bit heavy. Finally, Helen Castillo explained her collection, which was called “Coco On Wednesday,” mixing Coco Chanel and Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family. Zac Posen said he could see a lot of girls in her clothes, though he wasn’t a fan of a red skirt that was in the collection. Helen Castillo was the second runner-up, while the first runner-up was Sonjia Williams.
Actress Mira Sorvino was a guest judge for the finale.
What was even more interesting about the finale, was that host Alyssa Milano was actually having contractions throughout the entire finale. Milano told Entertainment Tonight:
I had contractions throughout the entire finale. Our showrunners were constantly telling me, ‘You have to be strong. Stop crying because they wanted me to be a stoic judge. They had to cut the camera.
As far as the prizes being offered this season go, the Lifetime Network lists them as: The winner of Project Runway All Stars will be given the ultimate in prize packaging, which includes the chance to create their own capsule collection with QVC and appear during QVC’s Spring Fashion Week programming; a fashion spread in Marie Claire and a position at the magazine as Contributing Editor for one year; CHI Haircare will send the winner to stay in a luxury spa resort as a special guest at their International conference in Cancun, Mexico, plus product and staff for entire year of runway shows; from Mary Kay, an entire year’s worth of beauty products for their fashion shows and professional makeup artist services for their debut show; a cash prize of $150,000 and a complete custom sewing studio to launch the winning line from Brother Sewing and Embroidery.