December 18th, 2012
06:03 PM ET
Michael Kors has been a voice of sartorial reason on "Project Runway" for almost a decade, but Zac Posen is poised to step in for the famed fashion designer next season.
"So excited to be the new judge on @ProjectRunway Season 11!!" Posen tweeted Tuesday, adding that he'll be joining "Runway" regulars Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Tim Gunn.
According to reports, Posen will be a "featured judge," meaning Kors isn't gone for good. His schedule prevented him from being able to sign on to season 11 wholesale, but he is expected to return for the season finale.
Guest judges for season 11 include Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Bette Midler, and Joan and Melissa Rivers. Fans will also see appearances from designers Rachel Roy, Tracy Reese, Chris Benz and "Runway" alum Christian Siriano.
Season 11, which will apparently feature designing teams, will kick off January 24 at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.
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