Designer Zac Posen says he additionally is not going to return as a decide to “Mission Runway” when it relaunches on Bravo. His announcement follows phrase earlier Friday that the present’s signature stars Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are exiting the praised unscripted collection to topline a brand new style actuality collection for Amazon Prime Video.
“Working alongside Heidi, Nina and Tim as a decide for six seasons of ‘Mission Runway’ was one of many best experiences of my profession,” Posen mentioned in an announcement offered to Deadline. “I’ll cherish the chance the present gave me to be taught from and develop with my co-judges, the producers, crew and designers. ‘Runway’ has led to unimaginable alternatives and I’m at the moment at work on some new initiatives that I’m very excited to share with you quickly. I want the present and everybody a lot success at all times.”
Bravo didn’t handle Posen’s exit particularly however launched the next assertion to Deadline.
“Bravo is proud to convey ‘Mission Runway’ again the place all of it started, and Heidi and Tim will at all times be an enormous a part of the legacy. The collection will proceed its iconic influence with Bravo’s reboot for the subsequent technology of designers and followers. We’re excited to announce our new host and mentor very quickly.”
Posen joined “Mission Runway” in Season 11, taking on for Michael Kors who had been with the collection since its launch.
“Mission Runway” is shifting to its authentic community Bravo for its 17th season after a decade on Lifetime. The transfer was introduced final spring as a part of a deal between the NBCUniversal community and Lantern Leisure. It marked one of many first massive strikes for Lantern, whose bid to amass the property of TWC (which included “Mission Runway”), was authorized by the Delaware chapter courtroom final Could.
Posen was the topic of the documentary “Home of Z,” chronicling his profession, which premiered on the Tribeca Movie Pageant. He simply launched the lookbook for the SS19 Zac Posen Assortment, which he’ll present by way of a collection of photos versus a runway present. As well as, he serves as inventive director for the Brooks Brothers signature girls’s assortment and equipment. He additionally partnered with Delta Air Traces to re-design the enduring uniforms, is an envoy for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Basis, and wrote a cookbook entitled “Cooking with Zac,” which is at the moment accessible worldwide.