It’s been more than two years since Netflix premiered the first season of its Project Runway– reality-inspired design contest show The next in fashion. Meanwhile, Amazon premiered their own spin on the winning formula with Making the cut (with the original Project Runway hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn) while Netflix has decided to cancel The next in fashion after only one season, despite its relatively strong reviews. Since then, however, the streaming service has quietly decided to resume the show for a second season. This time around, though, original host Tan France will be joined by an entirely new co-host: the one and only supermodel Gigi Hadid.
In season one, France co-hosted alongside fashion influencer and designer Alexa Chung, and thanks to their pre-movie bond (they met at a party a year earlier and have been friends ever since), the couple have had a notable sense of camaraderie on the camera. And while the “both British” connection is sure to be lost when Los Angeles-born Hadid steps in, the newly established couple should still have broad chemistry thanks to their own relationship.
Weird eyeTan France celebrated its new collaboration with an Instagram post announcing its new co-host. “Who would have thought that when we met on FaceTime 4 years ago (thanks [Eva Chen, Instagram’s Director of Fashion Partnerships]) that we will host NEXT IN FASHION TOGETHER! ” wrote in the caption. “You read that right! The secret is out. You better get ready. “
France concluded the post with an invitation to potential contestants, noting that “casting is now open” on the show’s casting website. (So if you are an aspiring designer, you better apply now!)
With casting still underway, there’s no telling when season two will be The next in fashion it will be shot, let alone when it airs. But with Gigi Hadid there to provide her haute couture knowledge to the new group of contestants, we can only hope these upcoming episodes produce as much as the first season. Perhaps they will also bring back Kerby Jean-Raymond for the ultimate in drama.
The first season of Next In Fashion is now available to stream on Netflix.