Project Runway will return to Bravo for its 17th season without its longtime host Heidi Klum and earnestly judgmental mentor Tim Gunn (Zac Posen also left the show!!!), but we do have replacements.
Nina Garcia will continue to judge the competition, but in lieu of Posen’s disapproving glares, she’ll be joined by designer Brandon Maxwell and Teen Vogue’s former editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth. The addition of Siriano and Welteroth—who are filling big shoes—sounds like good news in terms of entertainment value and pedigree.
Kloss said in a statement, “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 new version of Project Runway premieres in 2019.