Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are departing “Project Runway” after 16 seasons to work on a new project for Amazon.
Klum has served as a judge and executive producer of the show while Gunn worked as a mentor for competing designers on the show.
In a statement, Gunn bid farewell to the hit reality series.
“I am grateful to ‘Project Runway’ for putting me on a path I never, in my wildest dreams, thought my career would take me! I am so proud to have been a part of the groundbreaking process that showcased talented young designers as never before. Most importantly, I am indebted to our incredible fans, they are the heart and soul of what we do, and continue to inspire us to raise the bar in this arena. I’m excited for them to see what’s next, as I partner with Amazon and Heidi Klum on our next great ‘fashion’ adventure,” Gunn said.
Klum also released a statement saying: “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. 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!”
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
Details on the upcoming Amazon project haven’t been released but it is expected to be a reality fashion series.