"I would play with dressing up."
Tan France of Queer Eye fame is set to pair up with Gigi Hadid for Netflix’s upcoming season of Next In Fashion.
Gigi will be replacing influencer and designer Alexa Chung as co-host on the fashion design competition series, with Tan returning for the show’s second season.
Tan France took to his Instagram handle to make the announcement.
Alongside a series of photos of Tan and Gigi Hadid, the caption read:
“Who would have thought when we met over Facetime four years ago (thanks, Eva Chen) that we’d be hosting Next In Fashion together!”
Tan added: “You read that right! The secret’s out. You better get ready.”
The show’s official synopsis reads:
“18 budding fashion designers compete for a $250,000 prize and the opportunity to launch a clothing line with Net-a-Porter.”
It is unclear when the second season of the show will begin filming however, casting calls are now open, as shared by Tan.
The judging panel in the previous season included fashion industry experts including Tommy Hilfiger, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Christopher Kane and Adriana Lima.
Speaking five months after the first season of the Netflix show, Tan hinted that there would not be a follow-up season.
At the time, Tan France: “We’re not doing a second season.
“This is a one-season show, we don’t know what will happen in the future.
“But it was honestly one of the proudest things I’ve ever worked on.
“I love the show and Alexa so much.”
While he had teased the possibility of Next In Fashion returning, Tan said of his plans:
“My focus is definitely on Queer Eye and moving forward with that.”
When talking about the Netflix series, Tan France suggested that fashion can be an outlet for young queer people who aren’t yet out.
The fashion guru said:
“When my family wasn’t around and I was on my own, I would play with my sister’s clothes, I would play with dressing up.
“I think a lot of us within the LGBTQ community grow up finding ways to express ourselves through our clothes, whether it be in private or public because we don’t get to express who we truly are with our family.
“That was true for me.”
Tan France added: “And so I think that we have come up knowing that that’s a way of expressing yourself.
“And often, that turns into a career.”