Nicole Richie will serve as a guest judge on the season premiere of the design competition, which airs Jan. 14 (10 p.m. EST) on Lifetime.
“Nicole is a fabulous guest judge,” says Project Runway executive producer Sara Rea. “She has strong opinions and gives clear and specific constructive criticism to the designers. Also, she isn’t afraid to disagree with the other judges.”
Richie, who is also developing a potential ABC sitcom in which she would star and produce, is the latest in a line of celebrity guest judges on the show. Last season, Christina Aguilera, Rebecca Romijn, Eva Longoria Parker, Lindsay Lohan and Cindy Crawford all made appearances on the panel.
Richie — who has her own fashion line, Winter Kate, and a line of jewelry, House of Harlow 1960 — taped the premiere episode of Runway last summer before giving birth to her son Sparrow in September. Her daughter Harlow turns 2 on Jan. 11.