Bravo is projecting a few less runways in Karlie Kloss‘ future.
The network officially confirmed on Wednesday that Project Runway has been renewed for Season 19, but Kloss — who has served as host of the reality competition series since its move from Lifetime to Bravo in 2019 — will not return in her full capacity. She will, however, make “guest appearances” throughout the season.
Fortunately, not everything is changing. Project Runway Season 4 winner Christian Siriano will be back for his third consecutive turn as the designers’ all-knowing mentor, while Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth will also return to complete the judges’ panel.
Project Runway Season 18 finished airing in March 2020 (simpler times!), with Geoffrey Mac emerging as the winner. “It’s been an incredible ride, and I wouldn’t change it for the world,” he said of his big win. As for what’s next, he added, “I’m going to take a break. I’m going to take at least four days off… in a row.” (If only he knew that there would soon be a lot more days off coming. #ThanksCovid)
A premiere date for Season 19, as well as information about the hosting situation, remains TBD.
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