When Project Runway returns home to Bravo, the fashion design series will have a new supermodel as host. Karlie Kloss has been confirmed to take over the hosting duties — and you can bet she's excited for this next chapter.
“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,” the model said in a statement. “I am equally as thrilled to work alongside an incredibly talented group of fashion innovators — Brandon Maxwell, Elaine Welteroth, Nina Garcia and Christian Siriano — to inspire, support and help guide these designers as they realize their visions and build everlasting brands and businesses.”
Project Runway alum Christian Siriano, who competed and won Season 4 of the series, has been tapped as the show's new mentor following exits from former host Heidi Klum and former mentor Tim Gunn.
Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia will return as a judge alongside some fresh faces in the judging spots: Brandon Maxwell, the fashion designer known for his work as Lady Gaga's fashion director, as well as fashion journalist and former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth as judges.
“These are the perfect faces for the new Project Runway, as we recalibrate for a new generation of fashion enthusiasts,” Shari Levine, exec VP of current production, Bravo, said in a statement. “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 reenergize the franchise.”
And you can bet both Karlie and Andy Cohen are excited: