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After Heidi Klum und Tim Gunn left Project Runway they had with Making the Cut the chance to setup an entire new judges team. And they really took their chance. The judges are: Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, Nicole Richie, Joseph Altuzarra, Carine Roitfeld and Chiara Ferragni. All judges are either ex-models, fashion designers themselves, TV-stars or influencers with massive media reach.
Host and one of the most prominent judges in Making the Cut is Heidi Klum, a German American model, actress, businesswoman and television superstar. She was first German model to become a Victoria's Secret model in 1999 where she was part of until 2010. She is known for being one of the judges for the German TV-Show GNTM “Germany’s Next Top Model” and as well one of the judges of the American reality show “Project Runway”, which she left in 2019. Together with one of the judges and hosts Tim Gunn she created a new format with Amazon Prime called Making The Cut. She got Emmy nominated six times for her moderation, hosts and judges work and won the Emmy award in 2013 in the category “Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program” together with the host and judge Tim Gunn. She works as a Spokesmodel for H&M and Dannon, also did she appear in several commercials for Volkswagen, Schwarzkopf and others. She made an appearance as a guest in several series like “How I met your mother” or “Sex in the City”.
Tim Gunn is an American fashion-consultant, TV personality, judges member, and author. He served on the faculty of Parsons the New School for Design for 24 years. In addition, he was chairing the judges team of fashion design at this school. He is well known through the reality TV-Show “Project Runway”, with Heidi Klum, where he was one of the judges and hosts for over 16 seasons. For this casting show he earned popularity which led him to two more shows as one of the judges: “Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style” and “Under the Gun”. He also released five books.
Naomi Campbell is an English model, actress, TV jury member and businesswoman. Just before her 16th birthday she covered the British Elle magazine. She is one of six woman of her generation considered as a supermodel - a glamourous group of models from the 90ies. Her first appearance as one of the judges was 2013 for “The Face US” and for the UK and Australian version of the show. Also, she has several appearances in Talk-Shows, movies and Series where she appeared as supermodel, moderator or star in this judges team. Naomi Campbell is also known for her involvement in various charity projects.
Native Californian, Nicole Richie, daughter of Lionel Richie, is an American TV-personality, actress and fashion designer. Her popularity comes from the Show “The simple life” where she had a role beside her childhood friend Paris Hilton. 2010 she made an appearance in “Project Runway” as one the guest judges. In 2008 Nicole Richie launched the jewelry brand House of Harlow 1960, adding apparel and footwear later on. Richie appeared as well as one of the three judges on NBC's "Fashion Star". She won the “Entrepreneur of the Year” at the Glamour of the Year Awards 2010 for her brand.
Joseph Altuzzara is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear clothing designer and had no appearance as judges team member in a TV-show yet. He was born in Paris and studied at Swarthmore College. After working for Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler and Givenchy, he launched his brand 2008 in New York. His label embodies the quintessential modern woman and makes her feel sexy and confident. He won several awards like CFDA Award (2014) or the Woolmark price (2013) and is representing the desginers faction in this judges team.
Paris born Carine Roitfeld is a fashion editor, former model and was not seen as member of a judges team yet. She is the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris (2001-2011). In 2012 she joined Harper’s Bazaar as the global fashion director and founded the magazine “CR fashion book”. Carine Roitfeld is a style icon, often named as one of the best-dressed women and now is one of the judges in the Amazon casting show Making the Cut.
Born in Cremona, Italy, Chiara Ferragni is an Italian fashion blogger, influencer, designer, entrepreneur and now newly as part of a judges team-member in a TV show. October 2009, she started her own Fashion-Blog called “The blonde salad”. In July 2017 she opened her first Chiara Ferragni Collection store in Milan. In September 2017 she was listed first on the Forbes “Top Fashion Influencers” list with 18,4 million subscribers on Instagram. In her private life she is married to Italian rapper Federico Lucia, known as Fedez, whom she got to know in 2016. Their marriage was one of the biggest social media wedding events in 2018 and created an enormous buzz in the media, cost a 7-digit US-dollar amount and was connected to numerous global brands. In Making the Cut Chiarra she stars as one of the judges.
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