'Project Runway' Returns to Bravo — Meet the Contestants (PHOTOS)

Meaghan Darwish

It's back! Project Runway officially returns home to Bravo on Thursday, March 14, with super-sized 90-minute episodes for the maximum amount of enjoyment.

The new and improved series welcomes supermodel Karlie Kloss as host and former winner and designer Christian Siriano as mentor for Season 17. Joining Kloss and Siriano are the judges: Elle Editor-in-Chief Nina Garcia, designer Brandon Maxwell, and journalist and former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth.

This season, 16 contestants will compete in brand-new facilities in an attempt to win the grand prize — a chance to show their collection at an exclusive runway show in front of industry insiders and the show's largest cash reward to date (over $250,000). Also worth looking forward to are the inclusion of plus-size models, flash sales, fast fashion, and a challenge involving Elton John.

Throughout the high-stakes competition, the contestants will have guidance from industry big shots like Kendall Jenner's personal stylist Marni Senofonte, Siriano's muse and actress Danielle Brooks, designer Dapper Dan, and rapper Cardi B.

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Catch up on all the designers after they competed on the reality competition series.

In the gallery above, meet the contestants vying for the grand prize, and check out the trailer below:

Project Runway, Season 17 Premiere, Thursday, March 14, 8/7c, Bravo