Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano are ready to make it work on the new “Project Runway.”
Bravo announced Wednesday that Kloss and Siriano have joined the reboot as host and mentor, respectively. Kloss, a model and entrepreneur, will also serve as executive producer.
“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,” Kloss said in a press release.
“‘Project Runway’ has offered such wonderful opportunities for so many, and I’m excited to take on this role as a mentor,” added Siriano. “I hope to guide and inspire the new talent on the rise.”
Kloss and Siriano are taking over the posts left vacant by former host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn, who announced in September that they were leaving the program to work on a new project with Amazon Studios.
But that doesn’t mean that the new “Project Runway” will not include familiar faces.
Siriano is a “Project Runway” alum who appeared on the show’s fourth season and won. Additionally, Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia will be returning to “Project Runway” as one of the judges. Joining her are designer Brandon Maxwell and former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth.
“These are the perfect faces for the new ‘Project Runway,’ as we recalibrate for a new generation of fashion enthusiasts,” Bravo’s executive vice president, current production, Shari Levine, said in the announcement.
The new “Project Runway” will premiere in 2019.