Bravo's revamped Project Runway taps Karlie Kloss as host and Christian Siriano as mentor
Supermodel Kloss will serve as host, succeeding Heidi Klum, while fashion designer and Season 4 Project Runway winner Siriano will take over from Tim Gunn as mentor, Bravo announced today. Nina Garcia will return as a judge. Bravo also announced that fashion designer Brandon Maxwell and Teen Vogue editor in chief Elaine Welteroth will also serve as judges. Kloss will also serve as an executive producer. "These are the perfect faces for the new Project Runway, as we recalibrate for a new generation of fashion enthusiasts,” says Shari Levine, Bravo's executive vice president of current production. “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.” In a statement, Kloss said of hosting Project Runway: "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." Siriano added: "Project Runway has offered such wonderful opportunities for so many and I’m excited to take on this role as a mentor. I hope to guide and inspire the new talent on the rise.”
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