‘Project Runway’ is RETURNING to Bravo after a LONG RUN on Lifetime, but the RETOOLED show has lost some FAMILAR FACES!
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are OUT and REPLACED by Karlie Kloss and a FEW other FAMILAR FACES….
The series has tapped supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss as its host, with former Project Runway champion and CFDA fashion designer Christian Siriano as mentor for the rebooted franchise. They will be joined by fashion designer Brandon Maxwell and former Teen Vogue editor in chief Elaine Welteroth, who will serve as judges. Nina Garcia will return as a judge.
Klum and Gunn exited Runway in September following a salary renegotiation that saw the Emmy-winning duo, who have been with the series for all its previous 16 seasons, eventually exit for a lucrative fashion show for deep-pocketed streamer/retailer Amazon.
The retooled Project Runway is currently in preproduction and will premiere in 2019.
“These are the perfect faces for the new Project Runway, as we recalibrate for a new generation of fashion enthusiasts,” said Bravo exec vp current production Shari Levine. “They are entrepreneurs and trailblazers with tremendous reach inside and outside the fashion industry, and give Bravo and our producing partners, Magical Elves and Lantern Entertainment, the right fuel to re-energize the franchise.”
I will MISS Heidi and Tim’s FAMILAR catchphrases, but we will see them again…..ELESWHERE.