It was a sweat-dripping-down-your-back kind of night atop the Empire Hotel in New York City last night, as Heidi Klum and a slew of Project Runway designers past and present premiered the first episode of the eighth season of the fashion competition show, which debuts tonight at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime. And if she was feeling the heat, Heidi didn’t show it as she posed for endless photos in a white jumpsuit, tiny black blazer and sky-high red suede shoes. She was definitely the star of the party, showing up fashionably late and posing for pictures for an hour, chatting with Marie Claire editor Joanna Coles, and then introducing the new season of Project Runway, which will feature 90-minute episodes. Contestants told us Heidi was not a diva during filming, and always had really amazing shoes. We wouldn’t expect anything less.
Along with Heidi, we spotted past Runway contestants Carol Hannah Whitfield, Nicolas Putvinski, Christopher Straub, Althea Harper and Logan Neitzel, as well as designer Betsey Johnson and model Coco Rocha. They all seemed to be keeping their cool despite the oppressive New York heat and humidity. Guess they had to deal with much more stressful situations during their Project Runway runs.
Check out our gallery for more pics from the night’s event.
(Photos by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)