Project RunwayLatest News and Opinion
Posted Friday 10/19/18 at 2:31PM EDT
Heidi Klum praises Project Runway successor Karlie Kloss, says the show "has been stale for 16" seasons
“I can see how they are going to change it, because it needed some change," says Klum. She tells People that she thinks that the new Project Runway host Kloss and Tim Gunn's successor Christian Siriano "are going to do a great job." ALSO: Karlie Kloss marries Jared Kushner's brother Josh, becoming Ivanka Trump's sister-in-law.
Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 4:00PM EDT
Bravo's revamped Project Runway taps Karlie Kloss as host and Christian Siriano as mentor
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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.”
Posted Friday 9/21/18 at 10:27PM EDT
Heidi Klum says Project Runway "needs to be freshened up," endorses Gigi Hadid as her successor
Source: Us Weekly
Klum says Hadid would be a "great fit" as host of Bravo's revival of Project Runway, adding: "I think she would be amazing. She has had so much success in this industry." As for her exit for an Amazon fashion series, Klum says: "Sometimes these kind of things happen and then you look at it from all angles and you say, ‘Actually maybe now is a good time to freshen this up.’ It needs to be freshened up, so I felt like it was the right thing to do … I was ready for a change.”
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:06PM EDT
Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum say their Project Runway exit was long-planned
Source: Hollywood Life
“Heidi and I have been talking about ideas for a long time,” says Gunn of their new Amazon series, “and now all the ties that were binding us have been unshackled. It’s a dream, it’s really a dream.” Klum adds: "From all the ‘no’s’ we’ve gotten in the past, we get a lot of ‘yeses’ now."
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 11:17PM EDT
Can reality shows like Project Runway survive without their big-name hosts?
Replacing popular hosts has been a mixed bag. The Great British Bake-Off was able to carry on without beloved judge Mary Berry and hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, yet America's Next Top Model didn't work without Tyra Banks. Nevertheless, Bravo says Project Runway "will continue its iconic impact with Bravo’s reboot for the next generation of designers and fans." ALSO: Why the new Great British Baking Show beats the original.
Posted Sunday 9/09/18 at 8:02PM EDT
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn speak about their Project Runway exit, emphasize having "full integration" with their new Amazon show
“On Amazon, you lay in bed and watch your favorite show — hopefully that will be ours — and then you click to the fashion and can possibly have that in your closet,” Klum said Sunday at the Creative Arts Emmys. “I think that’s amazing not only for the buyers but for our designers, because our designers never had that opportunity before and that’s really what you want, you want people to wear your clothes, and now you have that opportunity.” Gunn added: “Where else can you have Amazon Prime video for us and then the Amazon fashion platform for the designers and that full integration?”
Posted Friday 9/07/18 at 12:18PM EDT
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn leave Project Runway for a new Amazon fashion show
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
After 14 years and 16 seasons on Project Runway, Klum and Gunn have announced they are not returning for the Bravo revival. Details of their new Amazon show are being kept under wraps, but the streaming service said the new show will make fashion accessible to a wide and global audience while taking advantage of the Amazon Fashion shopping experience. "After 16 incredible seasons, I am saying 'Auf Wiedersehen' to Project Runway, a show that I was honored to host and help create,” Klum said in a statement. “I am incredibly proud of the show, and it will always have a special place in my heart." Gunn added: “I am grateful to Project Runway for putting me on a path I never, in my wildest dreams, thought my career would take me! I am so proud to have been a part of the groundbreaking process that showcased talented young designers as never before. Most importantly, I am indebted to our incredible fans, they are the heart and soul of what we do, and continue to inspire us to raise the bar in this arena. I’m excited for them to see what’s next, as I partner with Amazon and Heidi Klum on our next great 'fashion' adventure.” ALSO: Designer Zac Posen is also exiting Project Runway.
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 2:52PM EDT
Original Project Runway producer Magical Elves will return for the Bravo revival
Magical Elves produced the first five seasons of the Bravo reality show before it moved to Lifetime in 2008.
Posted Tuesday 6/05/18 at 5:25PM EDT
Watch Kate Spade on her brother-in-law David Spade's NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!
The iconic fashion designer, who died today of an apparent suicide at age 55, made very few TV appearances. She guest-judged two episodes of Project Runway in 2006. She also appeared on her brother-in-law's NBC sitcom in 2002, playing herself.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Project Runway returning to Bravo
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The fashion design competition realty show aired its first five seasons on Bravo before moving to Lifetime for Seasons 6 through 16. "We are beyond excited to reboot Project Runway at the network where it all began," says NBC Universal's Frances Berwick. "Leaning into the creative process in an entertaining way has always been part of Bravo's DNA, and Project Runway perfectly captures that." A&E Networks, which owns Lifetime, canceled its agreement to air Project Runway in January following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Weinstein was removed as executive producer last October.
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 8:42PM EDT
Heidi Klum alleges The Weinstein Company owes her money for Project Runway
Source: The Blast
The bankrupt company claims it doesn't owe Klum any more money. But Klum's lawyers say she's owed money from Season 17 of the Lifetime reality show.
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
A+E Networks canceled its Project Runway deal in wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal
Project Runway's future is in limbo. According to Variety, A+E Networks (Lifetime's parent company) scrapped its deal with The Weinstein Company to air two more seasons of Project Runway following Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct scandal. According to a filing revealed Tuesday, A+E Networks "unilaterally canceled the deal on Jan. 10" on grounds that Weinstein's misconduct was a breach of contract. "A+E Networks’ move leaves the show’s future in doubt," reports Gene Maddaus. "The popular series is one of the key assets of the Weinstein Co. bankruptcy estate, and the break with A+E Networks creates some uncertainty about its value. A+E would like to acquire the program, either through bankruptcy or after the sale of the Weinstein assets, and is said to be in negotiations with Lantern Capital over the future seasons."
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 2:46PM EDT
Project Runway fan favorite Chris March is in a "fragile state" as he recovers from a medically induced coma
The Season 4 alum, Project Runway: All-Star and star of his own show Mad Fashion has been recovering from a "debilitating accident" since June 2017. Andy Cohen tweeted support for March and asked Bravo viewers to contribute to March's GoFundMe page.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 4:07PM EST
Introducing the Project Runway: All-Stars Season 6 cast
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Half of the contestants are rookies and half are veterans in the upcoming season.
Posted Friday 11/17/17 at 6:40PM EST
Project Runway alum Wendy Pepper dies at age 53
Source: E! Online
Pepper, whose real name was Anne Eustis Pepper Stewart, was one of the Season 1 fashion designers when the then-Bravo reality show became an immediate sensation in December 2004. Pepper died on Sunday surrounded by family, including her daughter. Her cause of death wasn’t revealed.