'Project Runway' Season 19: Release date, spoilers and all about Bravo reality show
Christian Siriano, Nina Garcia, Elaine Welteroth and Brandon Maxwell welcome a talented group of 16 designers
We got great news for all you 'Project Runway' fans! Everybody's favorite design competition show is back with season 19. Despite the delay in filming and production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the much-awaited Bravo show is finally here with sixteen aspiring fashion designers ready to fight tooth and nail to get their hands on the coveted grand prize of $250,000.
The high-stakes and fierce fashions will take the runway with Christian Siriano, Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell, and Elaine Welteroth. Karlie Kloss, who was roped in as the show's full-time host during seasons 17 and 18, won't be returning for season 19 to her hostess role, the supermodel will however make guest appearances on the show. If you're curious to know more about the upcoming season 19 of 'Project Runway', then read on.
Season 19 of 'Project Runway' is all set to premiere on Thursday, October 14, at 9pm ET/PT. Following the show's premiere you can catch new episodes every Thursday at 9pm ET/PT on Bravo.
How to watch 'Project Runway' Season 19?
You can stream 'Project Runway' Season 19 on Bravo, following its premiere. Alternatively, you can catch up on 'Project Runway' next day on NBC's streaming platform Peacock.
The press release for the hit Bravo show reads, "Fashion returns to New York City when Bravo’s Emmy-winning competition series 'Project Runway' premieres on Thursday, October 14, at 9pm ET/PT. Returning mentor Christian Siriano, along with judges Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell, and Elaine Welteroth, takes on 16 new designers from across the United States and abroad, each ready to prove they have what it takes to show a collection at New York Fashion Week and be the next great name in fashion. Each 90-minute episode will test the contestants’ creativity and technique with challenges such as producing a “hauntingly” chic look, an avant-garde look from faux fur, an unconventional cocktail dress with a twist, and in a 'Project Runway' first, the ultimate 'Real Housewives' reunion outfit for women from 'The Real Housewives of Orange County', 'The Real Housewives of New York City', and 'The Real Housewives of Potomac'. Runway shows are taken to new heights at cultural destination Lincoln Center and the beautiful hidden gardens at Rockefeller Center."
In the season premiere of 'Project Runway', the iconic Lincoln Center takes center stage. Christian Siriano, Nina Garcia, Elaine Welteroth, and Brandon Maxwell welcome a talented group of 16 designers eager to revitalize the fashion industry. The time is now for bold, bright, don’t-hold-back, in-your-face color, and the designers are divided into two teams to create cohesive collections of monochromatic high fashion looks celebrating color.
The winning designer will receive the grand prize of $250,000 supplied by Pilot FriXion Erasable Pens, returning for its third season as the Official Pen of 'Project Runway'. Exclusive makeup and hair care partners Maybelline New York and TRESemmé are back for another season of cutting-edge runway looks, this time putting the contestants to task. The designers will compete in a challenge spotlighting TRESemmé’s Future Stylists Fund, which offers education grants and career opportunities to aspiring Black female hair stylists, as well as a Maybelline challenge set at Rockefeller Center aligning with Maybelline’s Sky High Mascara. New this season is a Visa-sponsored challenge spotlighting New York City small-accessory businesses and the economic recovery of the city, in which the winning designer team will win $25,000 to further their own small business.
Christian Siriano, the winner of 'Project Runway' season 4 is returning as the mentor. The show's longtime judge and the editor-in-chief of Elle Magazine- Nina Garcia is returning as the judge alongside Elaine Welteroth, former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and co-host of 'The Talk', and celebrity designer Brandon Maxwell.
The guest judges guiding the new designers include Emmy and Oscar-nominated actress and activist Taraji P. Henson, beauty icon and supermodel Gigi Hadid, fashion designers Jason Wu and Christopher John Rogers, TikTok creator and model Wisdom Kaye, style icon Billy Porter, Emmy Award-winning host, producer, and author Andy Cohen, and returning to the Project Runway family for the penultimate episode, supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss.
The designers who will be competing on 'Project Runway' Season 19 are:
Octavio Aguilar – Miami, FL
Darren Apolonio – New York, NY
Kenneth Barlis – San Diego, CA
Caycee Black – Brooklyn, NY
Coral Castillo – Los Angeles, NY
Meg Ferguson – Tulsa, OK
Prajjé Oscar Jean-Baptiste – Philadelphia, PA
Bones Jones – Brooklyn, NY
Kristina Kharlashkina – New York, NY
Katie Kortman – Japan
Shantall Lacayo – Miami, FL
Aaron Michael – Jackson, MS
Chasity Sereal – Houston, TX
Zayden Skipper – Atlanta, GA
Sabrina Spanta – Bloomfield Hills, MI
Anna Yinan Zhou – San Francisco, CA
'Project Runway' is produced by Alfred Street Industries and Spyglass Media Group. Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Nan Strait, Dan Volpe and Meri Haitkin serve as executive producers for Alfred Street Industries. Christian Siriano also serves as executive producer. 'Project Runway' is internationally distributed by Fremantle.
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