Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, who have been synonymous with “Project Runway” for 15 years, are leaving the show and moving to Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Studios announced Friday.
The new offering will be a fashion reality show that includes a “shoppable experience for viewers,” Amazon said. Other than that, few details were provided.
“We believe their next iteration in this space will find an even larger audience on our global Prime Video runway,” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said in a statement. The show, as yet unnamed, will roll out to 200 countries.
The move is a blow to Bravo, which hosted “Runway” from 2004-08 and is picking it up again for the show’s 17th season this fall. In the interim, “Runway” had aired on Lifetime.
“After 16 incredible seasons, I am saying ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to ‘Project Runway,’ a show that I was honored to host and help create. I am incredibly proud of the show, and it will always have a special place in my heart,” Klum said in a statement.
Show mentor Tim Gunn, a 14-season veteran, called fans “the heart and soul” of what they do and added that he is proud to have been part of a process “that showcased talented young designers as never before.”
In addition to Klum, judges on “Runway” have included designer Michael Kors and Elle creative director Nina Garcia.