Project Runway spoilers promise a Bravo return on Thursday, March 14 with Karlie Kloss filling Heidi Klum’s shoes as the new host. In what the network is calling its fiercest season yet, big changes are in store. Plus, PR Season 4 winner and designer-to-the-stars Christian Siriano takes over Tim Gunn’s role as mentor to a fresh cast of designers. And Karlie Kloss promises a fashion evolution.
Project Runway Revamped – Karlie Kloss Takes Over As Host
Karlie Kloss takes over as the host of the design show that debuted on Bravo in 2004. The reality hit swapped networks to Lifetime from 2008-2017 and spawned spin offs like Project Runway All Stars which is wraps its final season soon. Both Klum and Gunn were the faces of the show. When they left to launch an Amazon show, fans pinned their hopes on Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano to breathe life into the reboot.
Gunn was a Project Runway fan-favorite as mentor. His mantra of “make it work” became a popular catch phrase. Klum was known for her bright personality, “auf wiedershen” exit line, and kisses to eliminated designers. Along with Karlie and Christian, veteran judge Nina Garcia returns. Joining her are designer Brandon Maxwell and Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth. Guest judges including Cardi B and Dapper Dan round out the season.
New Project Runway spoilers say it features a cast focused on diversity. Christian Siriano will work with aspiring designers hail from many backgrounds and countries including a Syrian refugee. Karlie Kloss will host as a diverse group of models take the runway – of all sizes and races. Plus, this will be the first season to feature a transgender model. And, the prize money is the largest ever with the winning designer taking a prize of $250,000 and a feature in Elle magazine.
Christian Siriano Brings Fashion Sense to Project Runway
While fans will miss Gunn’s dapper style and thoughtful critiques, Christian Siriano comes with a unique sensibility and inside knowledge of the industry. His post-PR win success has been phenomenal, especially for such a young designer. Christian dressed celebrities from Lady Gaga to Rihanna — and famously designed Michelle Obama’s royal blue 2016 DNC dress.
Then, Christian Siriano made headlines recently again for a custom Tuxedo gown worn by actor Billy Porter on the red carpet. Project Runway spoilers show Siriano offers critiques and fresh perspective for the designers. As an added twist, the show will tap into the power of social media. One challenge involves how the designers use Instagram. Viewers can also vote on their favorite looks and buy them online.
New Project Runway host Karlie Kloss also brings a fresh perspective. The former Victoria’s Secret angel modeled since the age of 14. Plus, she is well-versed in the connection between fashion and social media with over eight million Instagram followers. Plus, Karlie Kloss also counts Taylor Swift as one of her best friends and starred in some of her music videos. So between Christian Siriano, Karlie Kloss, and the tweaks to the show, this could really be its fiercest season ever.
So, be sure to catch the premiere of the all-new design show on Thursday at 8 pm on Bravo.
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