MIAMI, July 9, 2015 -- A first for Project Runway® and the cruise industry, Celebrity Cruises has become the Emmy®-nominated 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 and Emmy Award-winner 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.
"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.
About Celebrity Cruises:
Celebrity Cruises' iconic "X" is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool, contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for vacationers' precious time. Celebrity Cruises' 10 ships offer modern luxury vacations visiting all seven continents. Celebrity also presents immersive cruisetour experiences in Alaska and Canada. Celebrity is one of six cruise brands operated by global cruise vacation company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL). For more information, dial 1-800-437-3111, visit www.celebritycruises.com, or call your travel agent.
About Project Runway:
Hosted by supermodel and fashion maven Emmy Award-winner Heidi Klum, the hit Emmy®-nominated series Project Runway provides budding designers with an opportunity to launch their careers in fashion, under the watchful eyes of mentor and co-host Emmy Award winner Tim Gunn and judges Nina Garcia and Zac Posen.
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