Award Winners Celebrity Cruises and Lifetime’s Series Project Runway Partner


Celebrity Cruises is going full-steam with celebrity lifestyle media partnerships. First with Top Chef, and now with Project Runway, all of which by the way are past TASTE AWARDS Winners.

A first for Project Runway® and the cruise industry, Celebrity Cruises has become the TASTE AWARD winning competition series’ first-ever cruise line partner. An episode of Project Runway, airing Aug. 20, 2015, will feature special guest and Celebrity President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, alongside co-host, mentor Tim Gunn. Viewers can watch the ambitious fashion design contestants compete in a special challenge on the journey to becoming the next prestigious winner of Project Runway.

Celebrity also is providing one of the prizes for this season’s winning designer. The winner and their guest will be able to vacation almost anywhere in the world on a Celebrity cruise in the brand’s popular and rejuvenating spa-inspired AquaClass accommodations.

Top Chef at SEa ObservationLounge_938x619“Our partnership with Project Runway is the perfect fit – at the core of both of our brands are innovative, big and bold ideas that never have been seen before in our industries,” explained Lutoff-Perlo. “It is incredibly exciting to finally share the news, even more so as the first cruise company to ever collaborate with the popular series. We hope everyone will join us in watching the highly anticipated episode, in which the Project Runway team continues the search for the next big fashion designer.”

Lutoff-Perlo added, “We would love to welcome Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Tim Gunn onboard our ships in the future!”

Season 14 opens with sixteen ambitious designers competing through grueling design-focused tasks and challenges, and only the best will stay on top. The season’s winning designer will receive many prizes in addition to a Celebrity Cruises modern luxury vacation. Season 14 of “Project Runway” premieres Aug. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.