DMITRY SHOLOKHOV TAKES THE GLORY FOR A SECOND TIME
PROJECT RUNWAY SEASON TEN CHAMPION DOES IT AGAIN BY WINNING SEASON FOUR OF PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 12, 2015) - Project Runway season ten winner Dmitry Sholokhov has once again proved to the judges he reigns supreme, winning season four of Project Runway All Stars (#PRAllstars) last night with a collection inspired by the modern, cosmopolitan woman who loves the art of fashion and buys special and unique pieces. The Belarus native, who currently resides in New York, beat out fellow finalists Helen Castillo and Sonjia Williams with an astonishing collection created in only four days before the finale, where this year's designers were challenged to create an eight piece collection representing all four seasons. Sholokhov's designs walked the finale runway show at New York's hottest new venue, the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel, where his distinctive collection caught the eyes of Project Runway All Stars host Alyssa Milano, judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman, mentor Zanna Roberts and guest judges Zac Posen and Mira Sorvino.
Sholokhov's surprise return this season stunned Fabio Costa and Gunnar Deatherage, his season ten competitors, and the program's additional elite designers, who had to step up their game in order to triumph over the returning champion. It was Sholokhov's talent and ambition that drove him to win three challenges during the fourth season of Project Runway All Stars. His raw ability and unwavering desire to prove himself as the best of the best, impressed this season's guest judges, actors Debra Messing, Ariel Winter and Laverne Cox, TV personalities Cat Deeley, Snooki and JWOWW, renowned fashion designers Betsey Johnson and Elie Tahari, entrepreneur Ivanka Trump, celebrity photographer Nigel Barker, singer Nicole Scherzinger , Project Runway's Nina Garcia and Zac Posen, fashion blogger Danielle Bernstein, Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso and fashion consultant George Kotsiopoulos.
As the winner of Project Runway All Stars season four, Sholokhov receives the ultimate prize package that includes the chance to create his 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(R) Haircare will send Sholokhov to stay in a luxury spa resort as a special guest at its 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 Sholokhov's debut show; a cash prize of $150,000 and a complete custom sewing studio from Brother Sewing and Embroidery to launch his winning line.
Project Runway All Stars season 4 is cable's #1 unscripted series in its Thursday 9-10p time period for W25-54 and W18-49.
Project Runway All Stars is produced by The Weinstein Company and Bunim/Murray Productions. Executive producers are Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein (Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company), Meryl Poster and Barbara Schneeweiss of The Weinstein Company, Jonathan Murray and Gil Goldschein of Bunim/Murray Productions, Rob Bagshaw (Top Chef Masters, Paradise Hotel, Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge) and Rob Sharenow, Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and David Hillman of Lifetime.
ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
TWC boasts an active television division, which garnered nine Emmy nominations in 2013 and has five Emmy nominations for 2014. Weinstein TV produces the highly rated reality powerhouse PROJECT RUNWAY for Lifetime, currently in its 13th season; along with its spin-off series and critically acclaimed PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS, hosted by Alyssa Milano. A third season of TLC's TRAILER PARK: WELCOME TO MYRTLE MANOR will premiere on February 26.
Other Weinstein TV series include PROJECT RUNWAY: UNDER THE GUNN, MILLION DOLLAR SHOPPERS and SUPERMARKET SUPERSTAR for Lifetime, RODEO GIRLS for A&E, and MOB WIVES currently in its 5th season on VH-1.
Recently announced scripted projects include John Fusco's second season of the historical action-adventure epic, MARCO POLO, for Netflix; MTV's newly announced series SCREAM based on the successful film franchise, and an adaptation of Daniel Stashower's bestselling Civil War-era spy thriller, THE HOUR OF PERIL. TWC is also working with the BBC on a co-production of WAR AND PEACE. TWC also produced the Peabody award-winning HBO series, THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY, directed by Anthony Minghella.
ABOUT BUNIM/MURRAY PRODUCTIONS
Bunim/Murray Productions is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World (renewed for season 30 on MTV). BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. Bunim-Murray's programming also includes Keeping up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons and Total Divas (E!), The Real World and The Challenge (MTV), Project Runway, Project Runway All Stars, and Project Runway: Under The Gunn (Lifetime), Motor City Masters (truTV), Love Thy Sister (WE tv), and Bad Girls Club, Bad Girls All Star Battle, and Best Ink (Oxygen). Bunim/Murray Productions has also produced films, including Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO). Bunim/Murray Productions has launched additional entities including BMP Films, BMP Digital and BMP Latin. Based in Van Nuys, CA, Bunim/Murray Productions was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy of Arts & Science's Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.
Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies. As a result of the network's aggressive programming strategy that has doubled the hours of its original programming, in 2014 the network reached its strongest ranking among the key Women 18-49 demo in six years and its youngest median age in 18 years. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.