BravoCon 2022 certainly brought plenty of drama for fans of the network, but news from the convention is more exciting than scandalous. During the Project Runway of Their World panel, viewers learned what to expect from the next season of Project Runway. Even better? Project Runway Season 4 winner Christian Siriano and colleague Elaine Welteroth co-hosted the panel to break the news to the world.
The latest season of the long-running competitive series, Season 19, has already made history as it was the first season of “Project Runway” to feature only female finalists, with designer Shantall Lacayo taking home the title (via Bravo). In another interesting twist, Lacayo shared that she had competed in the Latin version of the series years earlier but hadn’t won, unknown to those who cast her for the American series at the time, with Elle.
And now, as Bravo gears up for the show’s upcoming episode, Project Runway co-hosts Siriano and Welteroth explained to the BravoCon 2022 audience exactly why this landmark season will be radically different from previous seasons.
Project Runway Season 20 will have a different format
Project Runway Season 20 could prove to be another opportunity for Shantall Lacayo and other past winners of the series to showcase their talents, as announced during BravoCon 2022. According to a reporter from The List, host Elaine Welteroth revealed, “This is an ALL STARS SEASON… And it’s that good.”
While neither Welteroth nor panel co-host Christian Siriano had more to say about which all-star designers will be returning in season 20, based on Welteroth’s comments it sounds like the season has already been filmed. When she teased what viewers can expect when they see some of Project Runway’s best designers compete, Welteroth added, “You’re watching because you get a taste of this creative process.”
In his Project Runway announcement, Bravo indicated that Top Chef season 20 will adopt a similar format and be the show’s World All-Stars season. Premiere dates for the upcoming two seasons were not yet available at the time of publication.