‘Project Runway’ Without Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn? Unfortunately, Yes

Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum on Project Runway (Credit: Lifetime)

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are leaving Project Runway for a new fashion series on Amazon Prime Video, the streaming giant announced Friday.

While Amazon says it’s keeping details on the show “close to the vest,” it did reveal the series will involve some type of competition and a “shoppable experience.”

Klum said in a statement she’s thrilled to launch the new venture.

“After 16 incredible seasons, I am saying ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Project Runway, a show that I was honored to host and help create,” said Klum. “I’m most excited that my journey with my dear friend and colleague, Tim Gunn, is far from over. We will be partnering with Amazon for a new show, and we’re excited for everyone to see what we’re designing next!”

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Gunn added: “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.”

Shortly after the two Project Runway stars announced their exits, series judge Zac Posen said he’s leaving too.

“Working alongside Heidi, Nina and Tim as a judge for six seasons of Project Runway was one of the greatest experiences of my career,” the designer said in a statement to Deadline. “I will cherish the opportunity the show gave me to learn from and grow with my co-judges, the producers, crew and designers.”

Project Runway was recently renewed for a 17th season and will be returning to Bravo, where it originally aired before jumping to Lifetime.

Despite the three shocking departures, Bravo said Friday the series will continue with a new host and mentor.

“Bravo is proud to bring Project Runway back where it all began, and Heidi and Tim will always be a huge part of the legacy,” the network said. “The series will continue its iconic impact with Bravo’s reboot for the next generation of designers and fans. We are excited to announce our new host and mentor very soon.”

Project Runway gives up-and-coming designers a chance to compete for a grand prize of $100,000 to create a fashion line.

Since the Emmy-winning series debuted in 2004, it’s helped boost the careers of countless designers, including Christian Siriano, Anthony Williams, Chloe Dao and the late Mychael Knight.

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