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Project Runway's Season 19 Includes a First for the Show with a Real Housewives Twist

 Bravo's Project Runway's new season, premiering this October, just might be the most dazzling one yet.

By Jocelyn Vena
Your First Look at Season 19 of Project Runway

Get ready to feast your eyes on some fierce fashions this fall as Bravo’s Project Runway returns to the airwaves on Thursday, October 14, at 9/8c. Season 19 will include returning mentor Christian Siriano, along with judges Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell, and Elaine Welteroth.

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They will be on hand to take in what is sure to be some incredible fashions as 16 new designers set out to prove they have what it takes to show a collection at New York Fashion Week and be the next great name in fashion.

Each 90-minute episode will include challenges such as a “hauntingly” chic look, an avant-garde look from faux fur, an unconventional cocktail dress with a twist, and in a Project Runway first, the ultimate Real Housewives reunion outfit for women from The Real Housewives of Orange County, The Real Housewives of New York City, and The Real Housewives of Potomac . Runway shows are taken to new heights at cultural destinations like Lincoln Center and the beautiful hidden gardens at Rockefeller Center.

As if you needed another reason to tune in, Season 19 will also include some A-list guest judges. Andy Cohen, Taraji P. Henson, Gigi Hadid, Wisdom Kaye, Jason Wu, Christopher John Rogers, as well as Billy Porter will all appear. And, returning to the Project Runway family for the penultimate episode is Karlie Kloss.

The winning designer will receive the grand prize of $250,000 supplied by Pilot FriXion Erasable Pens, returning for its third season as the Official Pen of Project Runway. Exclusive makeup and hair care partners Maybelline New York and TRESemmé are back for another season of cutting-edge runway looks, this time putting the contestants to task.

The designers will compete in a challenge spotlighting TRESemmé’s Future Stylists Fund, which offers education grants and career opportunities to aspiring Black female hairstylists, as well as a Maybelline challenge set at Rockefeller Center aligning with Maybelline’s Sky High Mascara. New this season is a Visa-sponsored challenge spotlighting New York City small-accessory businesses and the economic recovery of the city, in which the winning designer team will win $25,000 to further their own small business.

If you need more Project Runway in your life, the custom digital series Project Runway Redemption premieres on Thursday, September 9 with new episodes airing every week until the Project Runway Season 19 premiere as alums from Seasons 17 and 18 go head-to-head for a chance to win $25,000.

So, don't forget to tune into the Season 19 premiere of Project Runway on October 14. And you can catch up on Project Runway the next day on Peacock. Check out the trailer for the new season, above.

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