‘Project Runway’ Season Premiere Gets Snippy

by | July 28, 2011 at 12:30 PM | Project Runway

Sew it begins. The Kluminator and her Gunn return for tonight’s Season 9 premiere of “Project Runway,” and make no mistake: The cuts run deep and swift!

On Monday judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, and Michael Kors took time out with “Good Morning America’s” Lara Spencer to reveal some of the goodies you can expect from tonight’s opener.

Check ‘em out right here:

- Expect to see the 20 “finalists” showing off their racks—of clothes, that is—to vie for 16 coveted spots.

- The early bird challenge, which unbeknownst to the contestants starts at 5am, will ask they create a look from the very pajamas they’re sleeping in. Let’s hope there aren’t any nudies in the bunch.

- Could there be a beautiful imposter sewing among the ranks? Nina and Michael are feeling quite suspicious of former beauty queen Anya Ayoung-Chee’s sample rack. Claiming she learned how to sew just four months prior, the Trinidadian managed to produce garments crafted so superbly that it raises doubt that she did them herself. Thankfully for her, Heidi’s willing to give her a shot and fights for her to stay on.

- Among the guest judges this season, expect to see appearances by Kim Kardashian, Christina Ricci, and Zoe Saldana.

The season premiere of “Project Runway” airs tonight at 9pm EST on Lifetime. For those who want to get a head start, the “Casting Special” starts at 8pm EST.

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