While the future of “Project Runway” remains stuck in the courts as the epic battle between Lifetime and Bravo over the rights to the brand continue, hosts Tim Gunn & Heidi Klum both say that the show will carry on as usual during this New York Fashion Week – albeit, under a cloud of secrecy… and perhaps, with a more saddened tone.
No matter what, “Runway’s” highly anticipated Bryant Park show is indeed still scheduled for this coming Friday morning.
Access Hollywood caught up with Heidi at a Victoria’s Secret store in New York on Monday where she told us that the show is still in a holding pattern.
“I know, the fans want ‘Project Runway’… I want ‘Project Runway.’ The people of ‘Project Runway’ want ‘Project Runway’! I think that just the networks are still battling. You know I’m waiting the same way everyone else is waiting, and I know I’ve been saying that for months now but it’s really not in my hands you know? I have to wait the same way everyone else has to wait.”
New York Magazine caught up with Tim backstage at Saturday’s Heart Truth Red Dress event this weekend to ask the style guru about “Runway’s” Bryant Park plans.
“The designers whose collections are presented will not be presenting their collections THEMSELVES, because then everyone would know who they are,” Tim said.
“So you’ll see collections from extremely talented people, but you won’t be able to place the designer with the collection.”
When asked when he thought the new season would air, he responded, “No clue. I’m confident it will air. But we don’t know when. Or where.”
Heidi thinks Friday’s show will be a little sad because of the uncertainty surrounding the show’s future.
“What is really sad about it is that when we have the fashion week on Friday, all the people that are in the audience don’t know the designers,” she said.
“You know, normally you have people there that are like clapping because they have their fans coming out you know, the fans for these designers they’re like, ‘Yeah!’ And they’re like rooting for this one or that one and this time no one knows anyone, so the feeling is going to be, unfortunately, a little bit different — so it’s a little sad.”