"PROJECT RUNWAY" RETURNS ON BRAVO WED., JULY 16 AT A NEW TIME - 9 PM ET/PT
FIVE SEASONS OF FABULOUS � "PROJECT RUNWAY" RETURNS ON BRAVO WEDNESDAY JULY 16 AT A NEW TIME � 9 PM ET/PT
Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Michael Kors And Nina Garcia Are All "In" To Help Strut The Fifth Season of "Project Runway"
NEW YORK � June 12, 2008 � Fashion, fierceness and fun all add up to five seasons of fabulous. Bravo's highly-anticipated fifth season of the three-time Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning creative competition reality series "Project Runway" returns Wednesday, July 16 in a new time slot � 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Returning to the runway, host and supermodel Heidi Klum heads a panel of industry luminaries, including judges, top women's and men's wear designer Michael Kors, and fashion expert Nina Garcia, 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 designers as they take on weekly fashion challenges. In what is certain to be the most fabulous season yet, viewers can expect to see top names in fashion and design guest star as well as surprises and twists along the way on this season of "Runway."
"The fifth season has already proven to be the most drama-filled yet and the show hasn't even premiered," said Gunn. "I'm on pins and needles to see what the designers will bring to the runway this season."
The 16 "Project Runway" contestants will be whittled down week-by-week 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.
"Project Runway" is co-produced by The Weinstein Company and Miramax Films. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz ("Top Chef," "Last Comic Standing") and Rich Bye of Magical Elves are executive producers of "Project Runway." Heidi Klum is host and executive producer. Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein, and Desiree Gruber and Jane Cha of Full Picture are also executive producers. Barbara Schneeweiss oversees the production on behalf of The Weinstein Company.
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