As a fan ever since the fashion-forward reality show began in 2004, I am looking forward to Season 17 of “Project Runway
” as it returns to its original cable TV home, Bravo, when it premieres at 8 p.m. Et/Pt on March 14. Season 4 winner Christian Siriano
will likely be a dandy mentor and the new host, model Karlie Kloss
, packs 20-something youth appeal and is even more statuesque than her 5-foot-9 predecessor, Heidi Klum
, at a towering 6-foot-2.
Elle editor-in–chief Nina Garcia
and her withering stare is back as a judge and is joined by designer Brandon Maxwell
, who created Lady Gaga
’s black satin ball gown that she wore at the Oscars, and Elaine Welteroth
, the former editor of Teen Vogue.
All this change is good and fine, and Christian is probably the “Project Runway
” champ who has made one of the bigger splashes in the fashion industry, especially when