Making the Cut (2020 TV series)

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Making the Cut
Making the Cut 2020 Title Card.jpg
GenreReality competition
Created by
Presented by
  • Heidi Klum
  • Tim Gunn
Judges
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producers
  • Heidi Klum
  • Tim Gunn
  • Sara Rea
  • Page Feldman
  • Jennifer Love
Running time50–69 minutes
Production companiesSKR Productions
Amazon Studios
DistributorAmazon.com
Release
Original networkAmazon Prime Video
Original releaseMarch 27, 2020 (2020-03-27) –
present
Chronology
Related showsProject Runway

Making the Cut is an American reality television series created and presented by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. The series premiered on March 27, 2020, on Amazon Prime Video.[1][2][3] In March 2021, the series was renewed for a second season. The second season premiered on July 16, 2021.[4] In April 2022, the series was renewed for a third season. The third season premiered on August 19, 2022.[5]

Cast[edit]

Hosts[edit]

Judges[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Season 2[edit]

Season 3[edit]

Designers (Season 1)[edit]

Name Age Hometown Placement
Jonny Cota 35 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Winner
Esther Perbandt 43 Berlin, Germany Runner-up
Sander Bos 24 Hasselt, Belgium 3rd
Megan Smith 38 Kansas City, Kansas, U.S. 4th
Ji Won Choi 26 Moore, Oklahoma, U.S. 5th
Rinat Brodach 35 Gan Yavne, Israel 6th
Sabato Russo 64 Milan, Italy 7th
Will Riddle 31 Paris, Stark County, Ohio, U.S. 8th
Troy Arnold 34 New York City, New York, U.S. 9th
Joshua Hupper 38 Columbus, Ohio, U.S. 10th
Martha Gottwald 28 Richmond, Virginia, U.S. 11th
Jasmine Chong 31 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 12th

Designers (Season 2)[edit]

Name Hometown Placement
Andrea Pitter Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Winner
Gary Graham Franklin, New York, U.S Runner Up
Andrea Salazar Medellín, Colombia 3rd
Lucie Brochard Paris, France 4th
Raf Swiader Sosnowiec, Poland 5th
Joshua Scacheri London, England 6th
Ally Ferguson Los Angeles, California, U.S. 7th
Olivia OBlanc New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. 8th
Dushyant Asthana Jaipur, India 9th
Lendrell Martin South Orange, New Jersey, U.S. 10th

Designers (Season 3)[edit]

Name Hometown Placement
Yannik Zamboni Zurich, Switzerland Winner
Rafael Chaouiche Curitiba, Brazil 2nd
Georgia Hardinge London, England 3rd
Jeanette Limas Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. 4th
Markantoine Lynch-Boisvert Montréal, Canada 5th
Curtis Cassell Brooklyn, New York, U.S. 6th
Sienna Li Harbin, China 7th
Gabriella Meyer Chicago, Illinois, U.S. 8th
Ciara Morgan Los Angeles, California, U.S. 9th
Emily Bargeron Savannah, Georgia, U.S. 10th

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date [6]
11"Heidi and Tim Are Back"March 27, 2020 (2020-03-27)
22"Haute Couture"March 27, 2020 (2020-03-27)
33"Collaboration"April 3, 2020 (2020-04-03)
44"Fight For Your Life"April 3, 2020 (2020-04-03)
55"Streetwear"April 10, 2020 (2020-04-10)
66"Opposing Forces"April 10, 2020 (2020-04-10)
77"Digital Marketing Campaign"April 17, 2020 (2020-04-17)
88"Brand Evolution"April 17, 2020 (2020-04-17)
99"Pop Up Shop"April 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
1010"The Winner: The Next Global Brand"April 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)

Season 2 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date [6]
111"Brand Statement"July 16, 2021 (2021-07-16)
122"Resortware"July 16, 2021 (2021-07-16)
133"Modern Wedding"July 23, 2021 (2021-07-23)
144"Face Off"July 23, 2021 (2021-07-23)
155"Avant-Garde"July 30, 2021 (2021-07-30)
166"Video Campaign"July 30, 2021 (2021-07-30)
177"Concept Store"August 6, 2021 (2021-08-06)
188"Finale"August 6, 2021 (2021-08-06)

Season 3 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal release date [6]
191"Evening Wear"August 19, 2022 (2022-08-19)
202"Activewear Champions"August 19, 2022 (2022-08-19)
213"Winter Wear"August 26, 2022 (2022-08-26)
224"One Day, One Team"August 26, 2022 (2022-08-26)
235"Festival Wear"September 2, 2022 (2022-09-02)
246"Social Media Content"September 2, 2022 (2022-09-02)
257"Concept Store"September 9, 2022 (2022-09-09)
268"Finale"September 9, 2022 (2022-09-09)

Designer progress[edit]

Season 1 (2020)[edit]

Designer Episodes Eliminated
episode
1 2 3[a] 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Jonny IN LOW HIGH WIN HIGH HIGH WIN LOW WIN WINNER 10 - The Winner: The Next Global Brand
Esther WIN WIN LOW IN LOW IN HIGH WIN IN RUNNER-UP
Sander IN IN WIN IN IN[b] WIN HIGH HIGH OUT 9 - Pop Up Shop
Megan IN IN HIGH HIGH IN IN HIGH OUT 8 - Brand Evolution
Ji Won HIGH HIGH[c] IN IN IN LOW OUT 7 - Digital Marketing Campaign
Rinat IN IN IN IN WIN OUT 6 - Opposing Forces
Sabato IN IN WIN IN OUT 5 - Streetwear
Will IN IN LOW OUT 4 - Fight For Your Life
Troy IN IN LOW OUT
Joshua IN IN OUT 3 - Collaboration
Martha LOW OUT 2 - Haute Couture
Jasmine OUT 1 - Heidi and Tim Are Back

Season 2 (2021)[edit]

Designer Episodes Eliminated
episode
1 2 3[d] 4[e] 5 6 7 8
Andrea P. HIGH HIGH HIGH IN HIGH WIN IN WINNER 8 - Finale
Gary WIN IN IN IN WIN WIN IN RUNNER-UP
Andrea S. IN IN IN IN LOW HIGH WIN 3RD PLACE
Lucie IN LOW WIN IN IN OUT 6 - Video Campaign
Raf IN IN IN IN IN OUT
Joshua LOW WIN WIN IN OUT 5 - Avant-Garde
Ally IN IN LOW[f] OUT 4 - Face Off
Olivia IN IN LOW OUT
Dushyant IN OUT 2 - Resortware
Lendrell OUT 1 - Brand Statement

Season 3 (2022)[edit]

Designer Episodes Eliminated
episode
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Yannik IN IN HIGH WIN LOW HIGH WIN WINNER 8 - Finale
Rafael HIGH WIN IN HIGH IN LOW HIGH RUNNER-UP
Georgia IN IN IN IN IN WIN LOW 3RD PLACE
Jeanette IN LOW WIN HIGH WIN LOW OUT 7 - Concept Store
Markantoine IN HIGH IN IN IN OUT 6 - Social Media Content
Curtis HIGH HIGH[g] LOW HIGH OUT 5 - Festival Wear
Sienna WIN IN IN LOW OUT
Gabriella IN IN OUT 3 - Winter Wear
Ciara LOW OUT 2 - Active Champions
Emily OUT 1 - Brand Statement
  1. ^ This was a team challenge so there were two winners for the winning looks.
  2. ^ Despite not being given a critique, Heidi informed Sander that his looks were not accessible and needed to be accessible moving forward.
  3. ^ Heidi informed Ji Won that her "Accessible" look would also be manufactured and available to purchase on Amazon after an Amazon Fashion representative saw her look and liked it.
  4. ^ This was a team challenge so there were two winners for the winning looks.
  5. ^ This was a face off between Ally and Olivia since the judges could not decide on who to eliminate from the previous episode. All other contestants served as sewing assistants and models for them during the episode.
  6. ^ Ally was paired with Andrea P. and was originally in the top, but the judges put her in the bottom due to her personal aesthetic not being strong enough in the looks.
  7. ^ The guest judge informed Curtis that their "Accessible" look would also be manufactured and available to purchase on Amazon.
  The designer won Making The Cut.
  The designer won the challenge.
  The designer had some of the best looks for the challenge but did not win.
  The designer received feedback but was deemed safe.
  The designer was deemed safe and did not receive feedback.
  The designer was a sewing assistant/model for this challenge and was not up for elimination.
  The designer had some of the worst looks of the challenge but did not get eliminated.
  The designer was originally going to be eliminated, but one or more of the judges changed their minds.
  The designer was eliminated from the competition.

Production[edit]

On September 7, 2018, it was announced that Klum and Gunn would be leaving Project Runway to develop a fashion reality television series for Amazon Prime Video.[7]

On June 26, 2019, it was announced that the series would be called Making the Cut and that Campbell, Richie, Roitfeld and Altuzarra would be judges on the show.[1][2]

The series is executive produced by Klum, Gunn, Sara Rea, Page Feldman and Jennifer Love through SKR Productions.[1]

On March 2, 2021, the series was renewed for a second season.[8] The second season premiered on July 16, 2021.[4]

On April 13, 2022, the series was renewed for a third season.[9] The third season premiered on August 19, 2022.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (June 26, 2019). "Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn's Amazon Fashion Competition Series Gets Title, Naomi Campbell & Nicole Richie Among Judges". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Real, Evan (June 26, 2019). "Amazon Unveils Judges, Title of Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn's Fashion Competition Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "Amazon Original Series "Making the Cut" Hosted by Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn to Premiere March 27th on Amazon Prime Video". The Futon Critic. January 14, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Del Rosario, Alexandra (March 2, 2021). "'Making The Cut': Amazon Orders Season 2 Of Fashion Competition Series; Winnie Harlow & Jeremy Scott To Judge". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  5. ^ a b Jacobs, Meredith (June 28, 2022). "Making the Cut Sets Guest Judges, Designers for Season 3". TV Insider.
  6. ^ a b c "Making the Cut – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 7, 2018). "Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn Exit 'Project Runway', Team With Amazon For New Fashion Reality Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (March 2, 2021). "'Making The Cut' Renewed For Season 2 By Amazon; Winnie Harlow & Jeremy Scott Join Fashion Competition Series As Judges". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
  9. ^ White, Peter (April 13, 2022). "'Making The Cut' Renewed For Season 3 At Amazon". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 15, 2022.

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