Television October 10, 2018
Karlie Kloss & Christian Siriano Join ‘Project Runway’
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.”
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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.