Fans of “Project Runway” woke up to some shocking news on September 7. Heidi Klum announced that she is leaving the show and taking Tim Gunn with her!
The series follows aspiring fashion designers competing in challenges until one winner is selected and given a multitude of prizes including a spread in Marie Claire magazine.
Heidi has hosted the show for 16 seasons with Tim serving as an adviser to the competitors.
The supermodel took to Twitter to announce: “After 16 incredible seasons, I am saying ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Project Runway, a show I was honored to host and help create. I’m incredibly proud of the show & it’ll always have a special place in my heart. So excited that
@TimGunn and I are partnering with Amazon for a new show!”
After 16 incredible seasons, I am saying 'Auf Wiedersehen' to Project Runway, a show I was honored to host and help create. I'm incredibly proud of the show & it'll always have a special place in my heart. So excited that @TimGunn and I are partnering with Amazon for a new show! pic.twitter.com/cXNUMBmlpF
— Heidi Klum (@heidiklum) September 7, 2018
Gunn followed the tweet up with a statement that read: “I am grateful to ‘Project Runway’ for putting me on a path I never, in my wildest dreams, thought my career would take me! I am so proud to have been a part of the groundbreaking process that showcased talented young designers as never before. Most importantly, I am indebted to our incredible fans, they are the heart and soul of what we do, and continue to inspire us to raise the bar in this arena. I’m excited for them to see what’s next, as I partner with Amazon and Heidi Klum on our next great ‘fashion’ adventure.”
The series that will premiere on Amazon will be like no other. Viewers will able to actually get some of the looks presented in the show via Amazon Fashion.
The streaming service described Heidi and Tim’s new venture as: “[A] fresh take in the reality space and will appeal to a global audience who are entertained by competition, storytelling, and authenticity. Additionally, Amazon Fashion will create a shoppable experience for viewers.”
Will you continue to watch “Project Runway” without the two power players? Who do you think should replace them?