Project Runway Middle East: Here’s What We Know so Far

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MBC Project Runway Middle East Elie Saab
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If the catchphrase “Make it work” resonates with you, there’s nothing but good news here. The long-standing and popular fashion reality TV show Project Runway is finally getting its debut in the Middle East, and you’ll get to watch it very soon, courtesy of MBC 4. The spin-off was bound to happen eventually; the region is, after all, currently in the spotlight for continuously churning out high-caliber design talents. Project Runway Middle East and chill? You bet we will. 

Read on to find out what we know as of now and what to expect from the much-anticipated show, and make sure you tune in on September 17th for the first episode.

1

Location, Location, Location

The first episodes have already been filmed in Beirut, and the finale will be televised live from our city’s creative hub, Dubai Design District. There are 13 episodes in total.

 

MBC Project Runway Middle East
Photo: Courtesy of MBC
2

Meet the Judges

We’ve always known Elie Saab to be a major proponent of mentoring Arab talent. The world-renowned Lebanese couturier will be the head judge of the reality TV show alongside Tunisian-Italian actress and TV presenter Afef Jnifen and a celebrity guest judge.

3

Tim Gunn's Counterpart

Saudi entrepreneur Faris Al Shehri will serve as the design show’s main mentor to the participating contestants facing their weekly challenges.

4

Host with the Most

The US franchise has Heidi KlumProject Runway Middle East has Jessica Kahawaty. The Lebanese-Australian model and TV presenter will host the show dressed in Elie Saab, as pictured below.

MBC Project Runway Middle East Jessica Kahawaty
Photo: Courtesy of MBC
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