When Project Runway returns next season, it will have a pair of new faces joining the cast. It was announced yesterday that model Karlie Kloss will be hosting the long time series, while and designer Christian Siriano will take over as mentor, respectively. Kloss will also play the role of executive producer when the reality show returns to Bravo next year. They will be taking over from longtime host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn.
In a released statement Kloss 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. 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.” As for Siriano, he 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.”
As for the judges for the upcoming season, Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia will return, and this time she will be joined by fashion designer Brandon Maxwell and journalist Elaine Welteroth.
An exact release date has not been announced as of yet, but it is expected to air sometime next year on Bravo.