Friday, November 20, 2009
IRINA S. WON PROJECT RUNWAY! It was truly well deserved. I was partial to her from day one,we NY girls have to represent. We always came across as bitchy on t.v,don't we? Hahaha.
Designer Irina Shabayeva is a cut above the Project Runway rest.
The 27-year-old New York City based designer took home top honors on Thursday's sixth season finale of Runway, praised for her "cohesive" and "modern" Fashion Week collection.
Shabayeva, who beat out finalists Althea Harper and Carol Hannah Whitfield, both 24, for this season's title, was initially criticized for sending a collection of black and gray-colored items down the runway.
At the conclusion of her 13-look runway show, however, Heidi Klum and fellow judges Michael Kors and Nina Garcia changed their minds. "Your line was sleek, modern and cohesive and it told a story," Klum told Shabayeva.
"I can't believe it!" the designer exclaimed after Klum announced her as the winner. "I'm definitely proud of myself," she said. "I think this deserves a pat on the back, because I did have some stiff competition."
Interview from: US magazine