Battery Park City Turns into Catwalk for ‘Project Runway’

The models with the host Heidi Klum and mentor Tim Gunn

By Tuan Nguyen
DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

To kick off the ninth season of “Project Runway,” the show took the catwalk to the city’s streets for a live taping — the first time fans could watch the filming, according to the program’s website.

More than 100 fashion aficionados flocked to Battery Park City Friday morning for the spectacle of the season premiere, braving the gloomly weather to catch a glimpse of the design world’s hottest new talent.
Models strutted their stuff on stilts while showing off styles from 20 new designers – the largest group in the series history.

“I woke up from 5:30, I couldn’t sleep thinking of the show,” said Mora Lo, 24, who arrived at 7:30 a.m. for the 10 a.m. taping that featured host and supermodel Heidi Klum, mentor Tim Gunn, judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia and guest judge Kim Kardashian.

The fans, many came as early as 7:00 a.m., stood through the rain to wait for the filming, which started at 10:00 a.m. (Tuan Nguyen/DNAInfo)
Christina Ricci, Zoe Saldana and Malin Akerman will also be guest judges on the show this season.

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