Bravo’s Emmy-winning competition series, Project Runway, is set to premier for its 19th season on Thursday, October 14, at 9pm ET/PT. The series will see the debut of its newest judge – the New York Time best-selling author and Teen Vogue editor-in-chief – Elaine Welteroth. Returning this season is mentor Christian Siriano, along with judges Nina Garcia, and Brandon Maxwell.
Project Runway season 19 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. Additionally, in the custom digital series Project Runway Redemption, which premieres on Thursday, September 9, with new episodes airing every week until the Project Runway premiere, alums from Project Runway seasons 17 and 18 go head to head for a chance to win $25,000.
New York’s Lincoln Center serves as the backdrop for Project Runway‘s series premier. Christian Siriano, Nina Garcia, Elaine Welteroth, and Brandon Maxwell welcome a talented group of designers eager to revitalize the fashion industry. The designers will divided into two teams to create cohesive collections of monochromatic high fashion looks celebrating color.
Guest judges for the season include actress Taraji P. Henson, model Gigi Hadid, fashion designers Jason Wu and Christopher John Rogers, TikTok creator and model Wisdom Kaye, style icon Billy Porter, Bravo host and producer Andy Cohen, and returning to the Project Runway family for the penultimate episode, supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss.
New episodes of Project Runway will be available the next day on Peacock.