IT’S BACK – BRAVO’S “PROJECT RUNWAY” RETURNS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14 AT 10 PM ET/PT
It’s ‘Sew’ Time As “Project Runway” Styles a Fourth Season With
15 New Designers and Industry Luminaries Heidi Klum,
Tim Gunn, Michael Kors And Nina Garcia
The wait is over and it’s ‘sew’ time. Bravo’s highly-anticipated fourth season of the three-time Emmy-nominated competition reality series “Project Runway” returns Wednesday, November 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Returning to the runway, host supermodel Heidi Klum heads a panel of industry luminaries, including judges Michael Kors, top women’s and men’s wear designer and Nina Garcia, Elle magazine fashion director, as they decide who is “in” and who is “out.” Tim Gunn, Chief Creative Officer at Liz Claiborne, Inc. will once again act as a mentor to the contestants as they navigate weekly fashion challenges. In what will prove to be the most exciting season yet, some of the biggest names in fashion, sports and design will guest star this season on “Runway.”
To meet the cast of Season Four, visit www.BravoTV.com
Photography and bios are available at www.nbcumv.com
Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo Media, said:
“The anticipation has been building among our loyal fans and they won’t be disappointed,”
“Bravo’s buzz, quality of programming, and the high level of talented contestants is nowhere more evident than in this fourth season of ‘Project Runway.’”
“It is very exciting to be going into our fourth season of Project Runway, and I think it will be the best season yet — I’m sure the audience will enjoy it,” said Klum. “Fashion is such a difficult business, and besides being great TV, we’re proud that the show allows some very talented designers to have a platform.”
Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company stated,
“We look forward to building off of ‘Project Runway’s’ incredible commercial and critical success. Heidi, Tim and a whole new crop of designers are back to offer millions of fans a behind the scenes look at the high-stakes world of fashion and everything else that makes ‘Project Runway’ one of the most dynamic brands on TV.”
The 15 “Project Runway” contestants will be whittled down to the finalists who will show their own line in front of an audience of fashion industry movers and shakers at New York Fashion Week. As part of the winner’s prize package, an editorial feature on the winning designer will run in an issue of ELLE and will be shot by ELLE’s International Creative Director Gilles Bensimon, the winner will walk away with a cash prize of $100,000 seed money from TRESemmé professional hair care to start their own line, and will have the opportunity to sell a fashion line on Bluefly.com. Saturn will award the winner a 2008 Saturn Astra.
Following are the 15 new “Project Runway” designers
- Carmen, 37 – Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.; Resides in N.Y.
- Chris, 44 – Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.; Resides in N.Y.
- Christian, 21 – Hometown: Annapolis, Md.; Resides in N.Y.
- Elisa, 42 – Hometown: El Paso, Texas; Resides in Santa Fe, N.M.
- Jack, 38 – Hometown: Seattle, Wash.; Resides in N.Y.
- Jillian, 26 – Hometown/Resides In: Selden in Long Island, N.Y.
- Kevin, 30 – Hometown: Fairfield, N.J.; Resides in N.Y.
- Kit, 26 – Hometown: Los Angeles, CA; Resides in Los Angeles, C.A.
- Marion, 39 – Hometown: Tyler, Texas; Resides in Dallas, Texas.
- Rami, 31 – Hometown: Ramallah, Jerusalem; Resides in Los Angeles, Calif.
- Ricky, 35 – Hometown: Escondido, Calif.; Resides in N.Y.
- Simone, 32 – Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.; Resides in Los Angeles, Calif.
- Steven, 30 – Hometown/Resides In: Chicago, Ill.
- Sweet P, 46 – Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.; Resides in Glendale, Calif.
- Victorya, 34 – Hometown: Winchester, Virginia; Resides in N.Y.
“Project Runway” fans can log onto www.BravoTV.com for bonus clips of the show, listen to Gunn’s podcast, watch the designers’ audition videos and read blogs written by Gunn and Garcia. Also on BravoTV.com users will have the chance to compete in online challenges by sending in photos of their take on each week’s challenges. Users will once again be able to “Rate the Runway” and vote on which designs they think should have been “in” or “out” after every episode. On their mobile phones, fans will be able to access the “Project Runway” WAP site at wap.bravotv.com (or text BRAVO to 27286), for exclusive video diaries, photos, fashion tips from contestants, guest judges and more.
The “Project Runway” series is co-produced by The Weinstein Company and Miramax Films. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz (”Top Chef,” Project Greenlight,” “Last Comic Standing”) and Rich Bye of Magical Elves are executive producers of “Project Runway.” Heidi Klum is host and executive producer and Desiree Gruber and Jane Cha of Full Picture are also executive producers. Barbara Schneeweiss oversees the production on behalf of The Weinstein Company.
For more information visit www.BravoTV.com
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