After 16 seasons working on the hit reality series Project Runway, both Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are exiting the show and moving on to another venture.
The duo announced their departure on Friday, September 7 and confirmed not only are they leaving but are doing so to tackle a new series with Amazon Studios.
“After 16 incredible seasons, I am saying ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Project Runway, a show that I was honored to host and help create,” Klum said. “I am incredibly proud of the show, and it will always have a special place in my heart. I am so appreciative of the dedicated fans, and most of all, I am grateful that we could shine a light on creativity and help launch so many talented designers’ careers. 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!”
According to Entertainment Weekly, “the series will be a fresh take in the reality space and will appeal to a global audience who are entertained by competition, storytelling, and authenticity.”
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
I am indebted to our incredible fans, you are the heart and soul of what we do. I’m excited for you all to see what’s next, as I partner with #Amazon and @heidiklum on our next great ‘fashion’ adventure. Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/fyjKiRSTSh
— Tim Gunn (@TimGunn) September 7, 2018