Werk! Christian Siriano Replacing Tim Gunn on Project Runway

Fashion designer Christian Siriano is returning to the show that made him a household name all those years ago, but this time it won't be at the sewing machine.

It was revealed earlier this week Siriano will be one of the new head judges on Project Runway alongside supermodel Karlie Kloss, as Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn will be leaving the long running reality series after 16 seasons to launch another reality competition for Amazon.

Nina Garcia, who has been with the show since it began in 2004, will be the only returning name for the show's 17th season. There are two other new faces as well; designer Brandon Maxwell and former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth

Siriano revealed the big news on his Instagram Thursday, captioning the post with "Well everyone I’m back and with a twist, I’m the mentor! 10 years later I’m excited and honored to help guide the new generation of talent on #projectrunway."

The show will also be returning to Bravo where it aired for the first five seasons. Siriano was the show's Season 4 winner and is considered by many to be one of the most successful (if not most successful) contestant to come out of the show. In the years since he won, Siriano has dressed some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Nicki MInaj and Sarah Jessica Parker and even First Lady Michelle Obama.

Congrats to Christian on this fantastic news!

"Project Runway" Is Returning To Bravo In Season 17

After 11 seasons on Lifetime, Project Runway is moving back to Bravo for upcoming season 17. NBC Universal made the announcement Monday at its upfront in New York City. “Project Runway is coming back where it all started; it’s coming home on Bravo,” said the network’s Andy Cohen.

The fashion design competition, hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum, was a smash hit from the get-go at Bravo, where its first five seasons aired from 2004-2008. In a shocking move that prompted a string of lawsuits, The Weinstein Co. struck a deal to move it to Lifetime without giving Bravo a chance to match Lifetime’s offer.

This is just the latest installment of the fallout in the wake of The Weinstein Co.’s downfall after co-founder Harvey Weinstein was exposed as a serial sexual predator last year via Pulitzer Prize-winning stories in The New York Times. A+E Television Networks, the parent company of Lifetime, terminated its deal with TWC on Jan. 10, ending their commitment to air any further seasons of the show.

Project Runway was created by Eli Holzman. In 2008, it won a Peabody Award "for using the 'television reality contest' genre to engage, inform, enlighten and entertain.” All seasons thus far were filmed in NYC, with the exception of season 6, filmed in Los Angeles.

The program has been nominated for dozens of Primetime Emmys; Klum and Tim Gunn won for Outstanding Reality Competition Host in 2013. The popularity of Project Runway has also spawned spinoffs like Under the Gunn and Project Runway: Junior, and several international iterations all over the globe.