Supermodel Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn have announced they are leaving Project Runway after 16 seasons to join Amazon for a new show on fashion. Klum, 45, and Gunn, 65, made the announcement in separate statements. "I am saying 'Auf Wiedersehen' to 'Project Runway,' a show that I was honoured to host and help create. I am incredibly proud of the show, and it will always have a special place in my heart. I am so appreciative of the dedicated fans, and most of all, I am grateful that we could shine a light on creativity and help launch so many talented designers' careers.
"I'm most excited that my journey with my dear friend and colleague, Tim Gunn, is far from over. We will be partnering with Amazon for a new show, and we're excited for everyone to see what we're designing next!" Klum said.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Amazon series will make fashion accessible to a wide and global audience and offer a fresh take in the reality space, while appealing to viewers who are entertained by competition, storytelling and authenticity.
"I am grateful to 'Project Runway' for putting me on a path I never, in my wildest dreams, thought my career would take me! I am so proud to have been a part of the groundbreaking process that showcased talented young designers as never before.
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"Most importantly, I am indebted to our incredible fans, they are the heart and soul of what we do, and continue to inspire us to raise the bar in this arena. I'm excited for them to see what's next, as I partner with Amazon and Heidi Klum on our next great 'fashion' adventure," Gunn said.