The fashion competition series “Making the Cut” was scheduled to premiere on Amazon on Friday, March 27. So who’s competing for the grand prize? Scroll down to meet the 12 designers vying for the title, with weekly updates as designers are eliminated from the competition.
“Making the Cut” stars Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, who rose to reality TV fame by hosting “Project Runway” for 16 seasons. Together they won the Emmy Award for Best Reality Host in 2013. But the show’s production company, the Weinstein Company, went bust after Harvey Weinstein‘s history of sexual assault and harassment came to light. The show ultimately went back to its original network, Bravo, after spending several seasons on Lifetime, but Klum and Gunn didn’t come back with it.
Model Karlie Kloss and “Project Runway” champ Christian Siriano took over as “Runway” host and mentor, respectively, while Klum and Gunn took their talents to Amazon, where their new show has a slightly different focus. Once again designers will compete for fame and glory in a series of challenges, but the grand prize is bigger ($1 million), the designers are better established in the industry, and Amazon will get involved on the retail side, selling the winning looks from each challenge and eventually selling the winning collection of the ultimate victor.
Klum is host and judge yet again. Helping her decide the winners and losers are supermodel Naomi Campbell, actress and socialite Nicole Richie, French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld and fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra. What do you think of this field of contestants?