Nicole Richie is in for 'Project Runway'

nicole-richie-runway-320.jpgNicole Richie will join Heidi Klum and Co. on the season premiere of "Project Runway" in January.

Richie will be a guest judge on the season's first episode, which airs Thursday, Jan. 14 on Lifetime. She'll critique the designers alongside Klum and fellow judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia, who will be back full-time.

"Nicole is a fabulous guest judge," executive producer Sara Rea tells People. "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 is no stranger to the fashion world -- she has a clothing line called Winter Kate and a jewelry collection called House of Harlow 1960.

The "Project Runway" premiere taped over the summer, when Richie was still pregnant with her son, Sparrow (who was born in September).

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