Show Hosted by VANESSA SIMMONS Featuring Judges Designer and CFDA Member CHRISTIAN SIRIANO, Seventeen Editors GINA KELLY and JASMINE SNOW, and YouTube Fashion Sensation INGRID NILSEN

Special Guests This Season Include KELLY OSBOURNE, ZENDAYA and JAIME KING

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 16, 2014 – From the producers of Project Runway, skilled teen and tween fashion designers will showcase their gift for style in Lifetime’s new competition series, Project Runway: Threads, premiering October 23, at 10:30pm ET/PT following the finale of season 13 of Project Runway.  New episodes will air Thursdays at 10pm ET/PTHosted by Vanessa Simmons (Run’s House), judges include designer and CFDA member, Christian Siriano; Seventeen Fashion Director Gina Kelly; Seventeen Accessories Editor, Jasmine Snow; and YouTube style guru, Ingrid Nilsen (@heyingridnilsen 2.5 million subscribers). Special guests for the premiere episode include television personality Kelly Osbourne and actress and model Jaime King. Actress, singer and dancer Zendaya will also make a guest appearance during this season. The eight-episode series was filmed in Los Angeles at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM).

Project Runway: Threads is a competition series showcasing America’s most talented young fashion designers.  Each week, three new contestants pull out their scissors, sketchbooks and skills to see who can out-design the competition and set the new standard for the future of fashion.  Challenges will be fast-paced, unpredictable and far from child’s play as these nascent fashion powerhouses compete for $10,000 to be used at any Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts Store or, a prestigious FIDM scholarship to the summer program including travel expenses and a top of the line sewing and embroidery studio courtesy of Brother International Corporation.

Project Runway: Threads hails from Full Picture and Sara Rea Productions. Executive producers Meryl Poster, Patrick Reardon and Barbara Schneeweiss, Jane Cha and Desiree Gruber of Full Picture and Sara Rea.  Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and David Hillman of Lifetime also executive produce.



Full Picture Entertainment’s multiple divisions include Television & Digital Production, Publicity/Marketing, Management, Branding/Licensing and online fashion portal Modelinia. Full Picture co-created and executive produces the ten-time Emmy- nominated, PGA-nominated and Peabody Award-winning series Project Runway.  Full Picture has also produced companion series Models of the Runway, Fashion Nation for TVGN, CW’s Stylista, Modelinia Fashion Week TVas well as Lifetime’s Seriously Funny Kids. Additionally, Full Picture has numerous scripted and reality projects currently in development relating to fashion, culinary, magazine, luxury branding and health-fitness for television and online distribution.


Project Runway; Threads is the first series produced under Sara Rea Productions.  Sara Rea has been the showrunner for seven seasons of Project Runway, as well as the first season of Project Runway: Under the Gunn.  She has received multiple Emmy nominations, a GLAAD Award and multiple PGA award nominations. Prior to Project Runway, Rea was a producer on shows such as NBC’s Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Model Search, Spike TV’s Murder and Lifetime’s America’s Psychic Challenge.  


Lifetime is a premier female-focused entertainment destination dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning scripted series, non-fiction series and movies.  As a result of the network’s aggressive programming strategy that has doubled the hours of its original programming, 2013 marked Lifetime’s second straight year of growth among Total Viewers.  Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks.  A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

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