Chiara Ferragni ‘honoured’ to join judging panel for Heidi Klum’s Making the Cut

Chiara Ferragni is “honoured” to join the star-studded judging panel for Heidi Klum’s new show, Making the Cut.The Italian influencer and blogger has joined the cast of Klum and Tim Gunn’s new Amazon fashion show and will judge the contestants alongsid…

Chiara Ferragni is “honoured” to join the star-studded judging panel for Heidi Klum’s new show, Making the Cut.

The Italian influencer and blogger has joined the cast of Klum and Tim Gunn’s new Amazon fashion show and will judge the contestants alongside supermodel Naomi Campbell, fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, designer Joseph Altuzarra and actress-turned-designer Nicole Richie.

Ferragni has already been sharing images on Instagram from her trip to Tokyo to film one of the challenges.

“So honoured to be one of the judges of #MakingTheCut by @amazonprimevideo hosted by @heidiklum and @timgunn,” the 32-year-old captioned a shot of her with Klum and Gunn, who serve as the show’s co-hosts and executive producers. “I can’t wait for 2020 for you to watch this fashion competition where I’m finding the best new designer alongside @carineroitfeld, @josephaltuzarra, @naomi, and @nicolerichie as fellow judges. This is the show we’re filming right now in Tokyo and I’m so happy to be working in my first American show and in such an important role.”

Filming on Making the Cut began in Paris in June, with the first challenge taking place an open-air stage in front of the Eiffel Tower.

On the show, 12 entrepreneurs and designers from around the world compete for a $1 million prize and the chance to turn their budding business ideas into hugely successful brands.

“I am so excited that @chiaraferragni has joined my judging panel for #MakingTheCut,” Klum wrote on Instagram, alongside a selfie of her with Ferragni. “@timgunn and I have been having so much fun in Tokyo and cannot wait for 2020 to show all of you what we have been up to!”

Making the Cut will debut on Amazon Prime next year.

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Heidi Klum named U.K. celebrity ambassador for Perfectil

Heidi Klum has been named as the U.K. celebrity ambassador for vitamin brand, Perfectil.Back in September, the German model and TV presenter became the face of the British company as they launched in the U.S., and now she will grace ad campaigns for Pe…

Heidi Klum has been named as the U.K. celebrity ambassador for vitamin brand, Perfectil.

Back in September, the German model and TV presenter became the face of the British company as they launched in the U.S., and now she will grace ad campaigns for Perfectil across the U.K.

Heidi will be appearing in advertising and social campaigns from mid-July, and she said in a statement announcing her new role that she was proud to be promoting the hair, skin, and nails vitamin.

“I believe in the saying you are what you eat,” the 46-year-old shared. “I love preparing healthy food for me and my family every day. In addition to that I love a multi-vitamin for myself to enhance more beautiful nails, skin and hair. I believe that Perfectil does that for me.”

Tej Lalvani, chief executive officer of Perfectil’s parent company Vitabiotics, said the brand was “thrilled” to be collaborating with the Emmy Award-winning presenter.

“She is the embodiment of inner beauty and the ideal person to communicate our scientific approach to beauty and further expand our consumer base,” the businessman gushed.

There are seven variations of the Perfectil supplement, including Perfectil Plus Skin, Perfectil Plus Hair, and Perfectil Platinum.

It’s been a busy time for Heidi, as she recently began filming her new TV show, Making the Cut, for Amazon Prime Video. After hosting the U.S. competition show Project Runway for a staggering 13 years, the mother-of-four stepped down, along with co-host and mentor Tim Gunn, and the duo created their own fashion design programme.

British supermodel Naomi Campbell, fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, designer Joseph Altuzarra and reality star and House of Harlow 1960 founder Nicole Richie are the four big-name judges on Making the Cut, which will debut in 2020.

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Naomi Campbell and Carine Roitfeld to serve as judges on Heidi Klum’s new show

Naomi Campbell, Carine Roitfeld, Joseph Altuzarra and Nicole Richie have joined the judging panel on Heidi Klum’s new fashion series Making the Cut.Hosted by the German model and her former Project Runway co-star, Tim Gunn, the fashion design competiti…

Naomi Campbell, Carine Roitfeld, Joseph Altuzarra and Nicole Richie have joined the judging panel on Heidi Klum’s new fashion series Making the Cut.

Hosted by the German model and her former Project Runway co-star, Tim Gunn, the fashion design competition series began filming at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Tuesday.

Klum and Gunn, who are also executive producers of the show, were joined by supermodel Campbell, reality star and House of Harlow 1960 founder Richie, fashion editor Roitfeld and clothing designer Altuzarra for the first runway challenge on an open-air stage in front of the tourist attraction.

Making the Cut will see 12 entrepreneurs and designers from around the world compete for a $1 million (£788,000) prize and the chance to turn their budding businesses into massive worldwide brands.

Campbell announced she was joining the upcoming show on Instagram, and shared a picture of herself and the other three judges in front of the Eiffel Tower after dark.

“I’m looking forward to joining these iconic judges on #MakingTheCut coming 2020 @amazonprimevideo !!” the 49-year-old wrote in the caption.

Richie posted a photo of the four new judges posing for a selfie taken by Campbell, and added, “SUMMER JOB… I am so excited to be a judge on @amazonprimevideo new series #MakingTheCut with these epic queens. First stop: PARIS.”

Klum and Gunn quit Project Runway after 16 seasons, and model Karlie Kloss replaced Klum as host and designer Christian Siriano replaced Gunn as a mentor. Judges on the show include Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia, designer Brandon Maxwell, and former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth.

Making the Cut will debut on Amazon in 2020.

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Christian Siriano looks to Elton John for new Project Runway inspiration

Christian Siriano has taken his cue from English superstar Elton John for the next episode of Project Runway.Christian, who made his name after winning the show in 2008, was tapped to replace Tim Gunn as mentor on the revamped series. For the upcoming …

Christian Siriano has taken his cue from English superstar Elton John for the next episode of Project Runway.

Christian, who made his name after winning the show in 2008, was tapped to replace Tim Gunn as mentor on the revamped series. For the upcoming episode, he has challenged the design hopefuls to come up with a mock performance piece for the flamboyant singer.

And with Elton biopic Rocketman, which charts the star’s early career, just weeks away from release, the theme couldn’t have come at a more apt time.

“Ask yourselves this. If Elton came to you in the ’70s or ’80s and asked for a fabulous look, what would you make him?” the designer says in a new clip shared by Entertainment Tonight. “Your challenge is to channel the man, the times and the music and create a larger-than-life, early Elton John performance piece.

“You will have male models for this challenge. Your outfits should be big, spectacular, show-stopping.”

In Rocketman, where Taron Egerton takes on the role of Elton, costume designer Julian Day recreated some of the Tiny Dancer’s most iconic and extravagant stage looks.

“Julian Day is definitely the most brilliant designer I’ve ever worked with. He’s incredibly collaborative, and he understands the relationship between the costumes and performance,” Taron recently said in a new featurette released ahead of the movie. “I have found the process of inhabiting Elton John and his wardrobe incredibly liberating.”

Rocketman hits cinemas from 17 May.

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Christian Siriano ‘hadn’t thought about’ accessible fashion until Selma Blair’s plea

Christian Siriano hadn’t thought about the fashion struggles faced by disabled people until Selma Blair pitched the idea of creating a label to help sufferers.Selma, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last year (18), recently told Vanity Fair th…

Christian Siriano hadn’t thought about the fashion struggles faced by disabled people until Selma Blair pitched the idea of creating a label to help sufferers.

Selma, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last year (18), recently told Vanity Fair that the amount of accessible clothes on the market today is severely lacking, and explained that she wanted to team up with former Project Runway winner Christian to fill that void.

While discussions have yet to officially begin, Christian is keen to see where the conversation may lead.

“I hope we can figure out something. She really wants to do something,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “We have to wait until she gets a little better and we can actually, really talk about it.

“There is a need. Someone like her, she’s like, ‘I can’t zip anything up’. And I didn’t think about that. That’s a really interesting thing, concept, to think about. To think you can’t button your jacket.”

Christian was crowned the winner of fashion reality series Project Runway back in 2008, and has now returned to the show as a mentor to the contestants, taking the place of Tim Gunn in the new line-up.

Reflecting on his new gig, the 33-year-old smiled that he’s come “full circle”, and told ET that his approach to the programme is vastly different to Tim and former host Heidi Klum’s.

“For me and my perspective, is that I am very real. I treat the designers the same way I treat my team. I try to give them real world opinions and advice as best as I can, whether they want it or not,” he grinned.

Karlie Kloss hosts the revamped version of the show, which kicked off its 17th season in March.

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Karlie Kloss: ‘I love being married!’

Karlie Kloss’ life has changed “in all the best ways” since marrying Joshua Kushner last October (18).The 26-year-old model opened up about life as a wife during the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association on Tuesday (29Jan19), where she was promoti…

Karlie Kloss’ life has changed “in all the best ways” since marrying Joshua Kushner last October (18).

The 26-year-old model opened up about life as a wife during the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association on Tuesday (29Jan19), where she was promoting the new season of Project Runway, which she hosts.

“I love being married,” she gushed when asked about her husband. “Honestly, I just feel really happy. It’s so nice to just have a home base. I can’t explain. Nothing has really changed, but in all the best ways, it feels different. I love it.”

And speaking about how Joshua – the younger brother of Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law – supports her as she “figures out how to continue to grow my career and balance my personal and professional life”, Karlie added: “I feel really grateful that I have a partner, my husband, who’s an incredible support to me and wants to help me accomplish my dreams no matter what they are.”

Karlie and Joshua got engaged last July, and wed in an intimate ceremony in Upstate New York in October.

The blonde beauty also opened up about what she will bring to the new season of Project Runway, following the departure of former host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn. Former winner Christian Siriano will be stepping into Tim’s shoes, and both Tim and Heidi have expressed their support of the reinvention of the much-loved programme.

“Heidi is an incredible friend and someone I look up to,” Karlie added to People of her new gig. “I’ve been really grateful that she’s supported me. This is her baby. This show is something that she cares so much about and I’m really proud to be a part of it.”

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Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn invite designers to apply for new reality show

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn have called on up-and-coming designers to join them on their upcoming reality show.The duo previously worked together on Project Runway from 2004 to 2017, but announced in September (18) that they would not be returning for seas…

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn have called on up-and-coming designers to join them on their upcoming reality show.

The duo previously worked together on Project Runway from 2004 to 2017, but announced in September (18) that they would not be returning for season 17.

Karlie Kloss will be replacing Heidi as host, while series four winner Christian Siriano will take over from Tim and mentor the designers in the competition.

Meanwhile, Heidi and Tim are currently developing a new reality fashion series with Amazon Prime Video, and released a promotional ad on Thursday (03Jan19) asking for budding designers to get involved.

In the clip, the fashion double act can be seen using FaceTime to talk to one another from their living rooms, when the German supermodel mocks her colleague for wearing a bathrobe in the middle of the afternoon.

“I am very proudly wearing a robe,” he tells her. “Heidi, I’m resting up for our big adventure with Amazon.”

The pair then insists that they can’t proceed without recruiting designers to take part and encourages anyone interested to visit castingfashiondesigners.com and apply.

As much fun as she had on Project Runway, Heidi previously told reporters at People.com that she and Tim mutually decided that it was time to leave, likening their experience to watching a child grow up.

“We’re like husband and wife,” said the 45-year-old, who announced her engagement to Tokio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz over the Christmas holidays. “This was our baby. Our baby is 16 years old now. Our baby can walk and it’s going to walk by itself. And we love our baby – we love our baby and we wish our baby good luck. But now we’re ready to pop out a new one.”

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Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano tapped for Project Runway reboot

Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano have been recruited to replace host Heidi Klum and the show’s mentor Tim Gunn on the new season of hit TV show Project Runway.The pair will be joined by returning judge Nina Garcia, Elle magazine’s editor-in-chief, as…

Karlie Kloss and Christian Siriano have been recruited to replace host Heidi Klum and the show’s mentor Tim Gunn on the new season of hit TV show Project Runway.

The pair will be joined by returning judge Nina Garcia, Elle magazine’s editor-in-chief, as well as fellow newcomers Brandon Maxwell, and former Teen Vogue boss Elaine Welteroth.

Siriano, who shot to fame after winning Project Runway’s fourth season, confirmed the news in a statement on Wednesday (10Oct18).

“Project Runway has offered such wonderful opportunities for so many and I’m excited to take on this role as a mentor. I hope to guide and inspire the new talent on the rise,” the designer said.

While Kloss, who will also serve as an executive producer on the show, added: “As someone who grew up watching Project Runway, I could not be more excited to host and produce a series that provides a platform to aspiring American designers as they pursue their creative and entrepreneurial dreams.

“I am equally as thrilled to work alongside an incredibly talented group of fashion innovators – Brandon Maxwell, Elaine Welteroth, Nina Garcia and Christian Siriano – to inspire, support and help guide these designers as they realise their visions and build everlasting brands and businesses.”

Klum and Gunn announced they were leaving the show in early September, revealing that they planned on launching an Amazon Studios series instead.

“After 16 incredible seasons, I am saying ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Project Runway, a show that I was honored to host and help create,” the German supermodel said in her farewell statement. “I am incredibly proud of the show, and it will always have a special place in my heart.”

It was also confirmed this summer that the reality competition was moving from Lifetime back to its original network, Bravo.

Project Runway’s 17th season is already shooting and will air in the U.S. next year.

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Brandon Maxwell ‘beyond thrilled’ to land Project Runway gig

Brandon Maxwell has described his new judging gig on Project Runway as a dream come true.On Wednesday (10Oct18), producers for the Bravo reality TV design competition show announced that Maxwell would be joining former Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welterot…

Brandon Maxwell has described his new judging gig on Project Runway as a dream come true.

On Wednesday (10Oct18), producers for the Bravo reality TV design competition show announced that Maxwell would be joining former Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth on the panel for the upcoming season 17, while Christian Siriano will be a mentor and Karlie Kloss will act as host, succeeding Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum.

Regarding the news, Maxwell has taken to Instagram to share an emotional post explaining just how significant the role is for him.

“I am beyond thrilled to be joining a legacy show that promotes the idea that your work is what will take you far, and I hope that I will be able to impart some helpful knowledge from my sometimes-fraught journey into the successful careers of other like-minded young designers like myself,” he began. “This is a very proud day for me, and some of you may not understand why, but I hope that other kids like me will. I see you. I am scared to take this leap in my life, of course, but I hope that I will always represent you.”

Maxwell is considered a rising star in the fashion world, having acted as Lady Gaga’s style director since 2012. He founded his own ready-to-wear label in 2015.

And in his lengthy statement, he explained that the timing of the Project Runway announcement was particularly fortuitous.

“Today at 3 pm as this announcement went out, it was oh so fateful that I found myself sitting at a pizza joint on 33rd Street and 7th Avenue,” the 34-year-old shared. “I opened up my phone and couldn’t help but to start crying. It was on that same street 9 years ago where I started my first internship in New York City. Chubby, badly dressed, with no connections, yet filled with dreams and a can-do attitude, I set out into the exhilarating unknown and into a life I NEVER could have known was possible for me.”

To conclude, Maxwell noted that he wanted to thank all the people who have supported his endeavours.

A potential release date for the new season of Project Runway has yet to be confirmed.

Show veterans Klum and Gunn are set to join an unnamed fashion reality competition on Amazon Video.

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