Amazon Steals Project Runway’s Award-winning Hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn with a Very Lucrative Deal
Project Runway is about to lose its award-winning judging duo, Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum. And guess who’s poaching the show’s talent? Amazon.
Amazon’s New Fashion Competition Show
Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum have been on Project Runway’s judging panel for over 14 years (16 seasons) but now they’re about to say au revoir to the competitive fashion series. Instead the two are reteaming for another television series for the ecommerce giant Amazon.
But Klum and Gunn aren’t the only one missing from the revival of Bravo’s Project Runway. Zac Posen recently announced that he also won’t be rejoining the judging panel on the new season of the series.
Amazon, which is becoming a leading player in the world of on-demand entertainment streaming, hasn’t revealed details about the new reality series Klum and Gunn are about to become a part of. All we know so far is that the show will create a new twist on fashion and make it accessible to a broader, global audience.
The series offers a fresh perspective on the reality television space by showcasing a fashion competition backed by authentic and compelling storytelling.
Amazon isn’t just creating a series where people can watch the latest fashion trends. The ecommerce giant aims at bridging the gap between commerce, technology and content by offering the audience not just a viewing experience but also allowing them to shop the latest looks and trends they see on the show.
Klum and Gunn Say Goodbye
Klum announced in a statement that she was finally saying ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Project Runway after helping host and create the show for 16 seasons.
She added that the show will always have a special place in her heart and she is proud of everything it has achieved over the past 14 years.
She was mostly grateful to the fans who stuck with the show for so many years and the amazing platform which helped so many talented contestants to find success in the fashion industry as designers.
It was during this announcement that Klum revealed that even though her journey at Project Runway had come to an end, her hosting adventure with Tim Gunn was far from over. The former model only revealed that she will be partnering with Gunn for a new Amazon show and couldn’t say just yet what the team is designing next.
Gunn added to Klum’s statement that he is extremely thankful to Project Runway for helping his career reach new heights of success.
Not even in his wildest dreams did he think that he would become a part of such a groundbreaking series that provided a creative platform for young designers to explore their talent. Gunn said that he was excited for the fashion adventure that lay ahead for him and Heidi.
Project Runway’s Revival
The announcement came only weeks after it was announced that Project has been revived for its 17th season after its creator The Weinstein Co. was recently acquired by Lantern Entertainment.
The acquisition followed after a string of harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein left Weinstein Co. bankrupt. The fashion competition show first made its debut in 2004 on NBC Universal-owned Bravo but after two seasons, it was moved to Lifetime where it ran for an additional 11 seasons.
In 2016 Lifetime made a pact with The Weinstein Co. to renew the show for another three seasons but the contract was voided after the company went bankrupt.
Bravo’s spokesperson said in a statement that the network is proud to bring back Project Runway, even though Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn will remain a huge part of the show’s legacy. Amazon Studios’ new head, Jennifer Salke, says that getting someone like Heidi Klum on board is a huge victory for Amazon.
According to her, Tim and Heidi have become pop culture icons thanks to Project Runway, which has put the duo in a fashionably entertaining light. Salke is hopeful that the pair will attract an even larger audience at Amazon’s global Prime Video runway.
More in Rich & Famous
Getting Ready to Plunge into Investments? Have a look at These Tips for some Cool Ideas
Investing in stocks isn’t easy; one needs to develop their knowledge and convert it into a realistic plan. It’s not about...July 29, 2020
Learn How to Secure Your Child’s Future With These Invaluable Insights
Becoming a parent is the most joyous experience of one’s life; however, with the arrival of a new family member, expenses...July 26, 2020
Are you familiar with these Loan Forgiveness Programs for Students?
Student loans make for a viable option to pay for your education, but often, repaying them can be a bit of...July 25, 2020
Lufthansa Airlines is Launching a New Leisure Unit under the name ‘Ocean’ – Here’s Everything You Need to Know
The airline industry is facing a major challenge during the past few months owing to the complete paralysis of movement, thanks...July 23, 2020
Cool Tips to avoid Letting your Income Subside During Coronavirus
There’s an astonishing number of people adversely impacted by Coronavirus all around the world. This stark reality is evident from the...July 22, 2020
The Most Favorable Things in Which You Can Invest In 2020
While the world was anticipating a financial and economic crisis similar to the one in 2008, it instead found itself facing...July 21, 2020
Looking to Secure Your Wealth During These Uncertain Times? These Low-Risk Investment Ideas Might Be Just What You Need
The year 2020 has presented the world economy with unprecedented challenges. Due to the coronavirus emergency and the worldwide reactions to...July 15, 2020
Learn How to Ace Your Next Video Interview With These Expert Tips
Due to the limitations of the Covid-19 pandemic, many people have been met with new issues that need immediate resolution. One of...July 14, 2020
Finances Got You By The Throat? Here’s How You Can Reduce Your Tax Payments This Year
Tax day is due July 15th and not everyone is looking forward to it. In 2019, approximately 8 million people did...July 13, 2020