As Project Runway is poised for an August 20 premiere, finally escaping the legal limbo it found itself in the past months, series mentor Tim Gunn says Project Runway fans should expect something shocking on the show's sixth season.
"It's a great season. I'll say there's a big-time shocker, some purported cheating ... The blogs will be clogged. They won't be able to vent enough about it."
As for the whole Kenley throwing a cat at her ex fiasco, the 55-year-old designer says that while he's a little shocked at the news, he kind of saw it coming.
"To be blunt, I owe it to her immaturity. If the audience had seen excerpts of what we edited out, they would have turned off their televisions. She would laugh inappropriately when I made my rounds in the workroom. I would call over my shoulder, "Kenley, just stop it!"
"I'm now very cautious of any designer who has not had even a semester of design education. She took all of the critiquing personally," adds Gunn, who taught at Parsons for more than 20 years.
"I am a huge fan of Project Runway and could not be happier that Season Six will be premiering on Lifetime, the #1 network for women," says Lifetime Networks President and CEO Andrea Wong. "The talent in this all-new season is nothing short of amazing, and I can't wait for all of the fans to see the incredible work of these brilliant designers."
The premiere of the sixth season of Project Runway was pushed several times due to legal entanglements between the Weinstein Company, which produces the show, and NBC Universal, the parent company of Bravo, which broadcast its first five seasons.
Since the season is already done filming, the three finalists showed their collection at New York Fashion Week at Bryant Park last February, but they didn't appear stage or were named.