Supermodel Karlie Kloss is the new host of “Project Runway.”
Kloss is replacing Heidi Klum, who announced her exit last month. In a statement to Variety, the 26-year-old said, “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.”
She added, “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.”
Siriano, who won the show in 2008, said, “‘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.”
Aside from Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia, fashion designer Brandon Maxwell and journalist and former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth will take on roles as judges.
A few weeks ago, Tim Gunn and Zac Posen announced their departure from the show, which is returning to Bravo.