We’re finally learning more about what the new Project Runway will look like! On Oct. 10, Karlie Kloss revealed she would replace Heidi Klum as the longtime host and executive producer of the fashion reality show. But that’s not all! Christian Siriano will now be the one telling fans to “make it work” after Tim Gunn parted ways.
“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,” Karlie told THR. “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 realize their visions and build everlasting brands and businesses.”
Those innovators include designer Brandon Maxwell and formerTeen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth, who will be teaming up with veteran PR judge Nina Garcia to score the designs on the upcoming season.
We think Karlie will do a great job filling Heidi’s shoes. Not only does she have a reputation for being very nice, and a long career as a model in the fashion industry, but she’s also comfortable hosting a show, since she’s been working on her YouTube channel, Klossy, for three years now.
Likewise, we can’t imagine a better replacement for Tim than Christian. Christian actually won Season 4 of Project Runway, and he has appeared as a guest judge several times on the series. He’s fun, funny, sweet, and incredibly knowledgable, so we know he will lead the designers in the right direction!
In May, it was announced that the Emmy-nominated show would leave Lifetime and return to the Bravo network, where it originally aired from 2004-2008. It is still unclear when the new season will begin airing, but we will be waiting patiently!