It's that time again… As in, time to make it work! This Thursday at 9 p.m. EST, the hit design competition show kicks off its ninth season with 20 designers — the most in series history — alongside host Heidi Klum, mentor Tim Gunn and judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia (Marie Claire's fashion director). Let's get to know the competition!
City: St. Louis, Missouri
Dream client: Marilyn Monroe
Favorite designers: Balenciaga, Narciso Rodriguez, Christopher Bailey