'Project Runway': The 17 Most Memorable Celeb Judges!

As the show returns for season 9 on July 28, we look back at our favorite stars who've told contestants how to "make it work" (18 Photos)

Quinn Cohane on Jul 27, 2011 at 5:58PM

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'Project Runway': The 17 Most Memorable Celeb Judges!


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Jessica Simpson

When: Season 8, Episode 14

About the Episode: After years of people questioning her intelligence since the tuna vs. chicken debacle from her MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, Jessica Simpson, who helms a billion-dollar fashion empire, brought a smart and thoughtful presence to the season 8 finale of Project Runway.

Make-It-Work Advice: She gushed over the designers’ collections but also brought up a valid question about the oomph that one designer’s runway show may have been missing. When discussing eventual winner Gretchen Jones, Simpson pointed out, "My only concern would be if you saw everything on a rack in a department store, how many pieces would you buy? I did want to see that pop, extravagant piece."

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