In a lapse to Bravo, Project Runway has tapped supermodel Karlie Kloss as horde and executive author and CFDA conform engineer Christian Siriano as coach for a rebooted franchise. In addition, Elle Editor-in-Chief Nina Garcia, who has been with a array given a 2004 launch, will lapse as judge, along with newcomers, conform engineer Brandon Maxwell and publisher and former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth. The array is now in pre-production and will premiere in 2019.
As it moves from Lifetime to a strange network Bravo, Project Runway is undergoing a vital makeover. Its signature stars Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn recently exited after 16 seasons to develop, furnish and pretension a new conform existence array for Amazon Prime Video. Designer/judge Zac Posen, who assimilated Project Runway in Season 11, holding over for Michael Kors, also lefty a array forward of a Bravo relaunch.
“As someone who grew adult watching Project Runway, we could not be some-more vehement to horde and furnish a array that provides a height to determined American designers as they pursue their artistic and entrepreneurial dreams,” pronounced Kloss, who is following in a footsteps of associate supermodel-turned Runway horde Klum. “I am equally as anxious to work alongside an impossibly gifted organisation of conform innovators — Brandon Maxwell, Elaine Welteroth, Nina Garcia and Christian Siriano — to inspire, support and assistance beam these designers as they comprehend their visions and build secure brands and businesses.”
Added Siriano, “Project Runway has offering such smashing opportunities for so many and I’m vehement to take on this purpose as a mentor. we wish to beam and enthuse a new talent on a rise.”
Project Runway is embarking on a 17th deteriorate after a decade on Lifetime and is switching to a strange prolongation association during a initial Bravo run, Magical Elves. The pierce was announced during a NBCUniversal upfront in May as partial of a understanding between a NBCU wire network and new Weinstein Co. owners Lantern Entertainment. It noted one of a initial large moves for Lantern, whose bid to acquire a resources of TWC (which enclosed Project Runway), was authorized by a Delaware failure justice in May.
“These are a ideal faces for a new Project Runway, as we recalibrate for a new era of conform enthusiasts,” pronounced Shari Levine, EVP, Current Production, Bravo. “They are entrepreneurs and trailblazers with extensive strech inside and outward a conform industry, and give Bravo and a producing partners, Magical Elves and Lantern Entertainment, a right fuel to reenergize a franchise.”
Kloss has shot campaigns and walked for tip designers including Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen, Brandon Maxwell and Versace. She is also a face of countless general campaigns for brands that embody Estee Lauder, adidas, Carolina Herrera and Express. Outside of modeling, Karlie is a owner of Kode With Klossy, a nonprofit that empowers girls to learn formula and turn leaders in tech. Kloss shares her practice hosting, filming, modeling, coding and roving by her YouTube channel, Klossy.
Following his studies in London, Siriano launched his namesake tag and initial Spring and Fall collection in 2008. The collections are shown any deteriorate during New York Fashion Week, and presented in New York and Paris to retailers. Siriano has dressed a likes of Angelina Jolie, Julianne Moore, Amy Adams, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey as good as former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Maxwell launched his eponymous oppulance women’s ready-to-wear tag in New York in 2015. He was awarded a 2018 Woolmark New York Semifinal Prize Award, 2016 Fashion Group International Rising Star Award for Womenswear, a 2016 CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear, and was named a finalist for a 2016 LVMH Prize. His code is ragged by Michelle Obama, Meghan Markle, Lady Gaga and Oprah, among others.
Welteroth is a former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue. Throughout her 10 year repository career, she pennyless new belligerent as a youngest chairman and usually a second African American ever to reason a Editor-in-Chief pretension in Condé Nast’s 107-year history. Previously, she hold comparison roles during Glamour and Ebony Magazine, and in 2012 she became Conde Nast’s initial ever African American Beauty Director. She also has served as a author on Freeform’s Grown-ish.
Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz offer as Project Runway executive producers for Magical Elves and Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic offer as executive producers for Lantern Entertainment. Kloss also serves as an executive author for a series.