In August, Project Runway returns to the air on Lifetime instead of Bravo, after a nine-month hiatus and tangled web of legal battles. Lifetime executives have seen the horror the move inspired in fans, posted in blogs and message boards all over the Internet. So they wisely decided to change as little as possible about the show. The set looks the same; the logo and colors are the same; Tim, Heidi, Michael, and Nina are all there; the format is the same.
Now, this is not what Heidi Klum wanted for the sixth season. She longed for a different color palette for the set, new seating for judges (what — bean bags? leopard chaises?), and a bigger, better catwalk. But, thanks to Lifetime chiefs, who are admirably determined not to screw up the show in such a fragile state, she got none of those things.
The biggest difference in season six is that it was shot in L.A. instead of New York. Lifetime also promises more celebrity judges. Except where Francisco Costa, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Roberto Cavalli once sat will now sit the increasingly irrelevant Christina Aguilera, Eva Longoria Parker, Rebecca Romijn, and Lindsay Lohan. One executive producer says, ''we had a near fainting when the designers saw who the guest judge was.'' Brainstorm time! Karl Lagerfeld? Britney Spears? Beyoncé? It seems unlikely, but Beyoncé could have arranged some sort of promotion with her House of Deréon label. But considering her, er, taste level, that could severely compromise the integrity of the show. Then again, they're already in L.A. With Xtina judging. So, yeah.
Most Viewed Stories
Aubrey Plaza Is Currently Serving Up the Most Terrifying Performance on TV
The Only Woman Mike Pence Is Allowed to Eat Alone With Is His Wife
Bobbi Brown on Why She Really Left Her Brand and Resisted Making a Contour Palette, and Her Next Moves
The Makeup Police Have Come to Arrest Alicia Keys
Ali Wong Loves Kondo-ing So Much, She Named Her Daughter After It
All the Things Women Are Doing Wrong
Kris Jenner Is Reportedly Trying to Find Time to Break Up With Corey Gamble
Why Millennial Pink Refuses to Go Away
Ask Polly: My Friend Says I’m Always Competing With Her for Men!
Maxine Waters Is Unfazed by Bill O’Reilly’s Comments About Her Hair
The Cut’s Latest Fashion FeaturesCiara's Wedding Dress Was Too Big for the Chapel
To be fair, it was a 13 foot-long dress.You and Rihanna Will Both Want to Invest in Dior’s New Bag
It's got something for everyone.Polo Shirts Have Turned Their Back on Ryan Lochte
Along with his other major sponsors.Ryan Lochte Will No Longer Be Paid to Wear Tiny Bathing Suits
Speedo remains committed to transparency.Laura Brown Is the New Editor-in-Chief of InStyle
After 11 years at Harper’s Bazaar.Tyra Banks Is Going to Teach a Class on Smizing at Stanford
"If I see somebody not paying attention, I’m gonna call on them."This Floating Pier Is the Most Zen Installation Ever
Walking on water in Italy.Nation Is Appalled by Matt Lauer’s Nude Ankles During Ryan Lochte Interview
What’s the opposite of “Jeah”?8 People at the Life of Pablo Pop-up Explain Why Kanye West Is a God
"I mean, Kanye West is just Kanye West. There's not more or less you can say about Kanye West. He's just Mr. West!"A T-shirt Is Enough
Simplicity, versatility, and cool. What more could you want?
She took a perfect pencil dive off a 30-foot yacht.American Apparel Is Being Sued by Former Workers
As the company considers putting itself up for sale.A Gendered History of the Tailored Suit
From Marlon Brando to Coco Chanel.How Zendaya Developed Such Great Style at the Young Age of 19
The star's best looks from Disney to now.Proof That If You’re Chic Enough, a Little Federal Investigation Doesn’t Matter
Is this the best they could do?5,300-Year-Old Mummified Iceman Probably Would’ve Been a Street-Style Star
He had several different looks and was “pretty picky.”J.Crew Has Identified 226 Shades of Pink
Even more than there are shades of gray.Gigi and Bella Hadid Merch Is Now Somehow a Thing That Is Happening
Today in Hadidiana.Gird Your Loins for the Return of Yeezy to New York Fashion Week
The season approaches.This Indie Brand Had a Great Response to Ivanka Trump
When she bought one of their cuffs, they donated the proceeds to the Clinton campaign.