Just weeks after the announcement that Project Runway icons Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn were leaving the show, it has been revealed that Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano will take their place for the new season.
With the show rejoining Bravo, a new set of judges and mentors has been announced. Nina Garcia will be staying on and welcoming Brandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth to the Project Runway family. Kloss will serve as host and designer while Project Runway alumni Siriano will be the designers’ new mentor.
“As someone who grew up watching Project Runway, I could not be more excited to host and produce a series that provides a platform to aspiring American designers as they pursue their creative and entrepreneurial dreams,” said Kloss to Variety. “I am equally as thrilled to work alongside an incredibly talented group of fashion innovators to inspire, support and help guide these designers as they realise their visions and build everlasting brands and businesses.”
Siriano, who won Project Runway in season 4, is excited to take on the new project and step into Gunn’s shoes. “Project Runway has offered such wonderful opportunities for so many and I’m excited to take on this role as a mentor,” he told Variety. “I hope to guide and inspire the new talent on the rise.”
We can’t wait to see what the new cast does with Project Runway. Will you be watching?