Bravo Bringing 'Project Runway' Back Home for Season 17 in March

After an uncertain future for the competition fashion series Project Runway in a post-Harvey Weinstein-Weinstein Company era, there is good news, Designers!

Project Runway will return to its original home on BRAVO for its 17th season, coming this spring. Longtime host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn are not returning, however.

Supermodel Karlie Kloss will host the series, with former Project Runway champion and fashion designer Christian Siriano serving as a mentor to the designers. Editor-in-Chief  for Elle Magazine Nina Garcia will return as a judge, along with fashion designer Brandon Maxwell and former Editor-in-Chief for Teen Vogue Elaine Welteroth.

There will be all kinds of new challenges for season 17: flash sales, fast fashion, the inclusion of plus-size models (not a challenge, but a most-welcome addition to the series), Instagram, and a special Elton John challenge inspired by Paramount Pictures' biopic Rocketman, which stars Taron Egerton.

Klum and Gunn had previously announced their exit after 16 seasons to develop, produce, and headline a new fashion reality series for Amazon Prime Video. Zac Posen will also be appearing in the Amazon series.

Project Runway is set to premiere on BRAVO, the series' original home, on March 14th, 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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