Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Shirin Askari
Project Runway Designer from season 6

Has Been Featured numerous publications including D magazine, 944 magazine, The Examiner, Modern Luxury and Marie Claire just to name a few.
Askari started sewing early and made her first dress at the age of seven. After making the decision in high school to pursue fashion design, she enrolled at Richland and received an associate’s of arts degree. After attending Richland, Askari decided to transfer to the University of North Texas where she received a BFA in fashion design in May 2008.
Askari’s plans to spend the following summer in Europe and move to New York City for work were thwarted by a broken knee. However, she received an e-mail from a former professor telling her about an audition for Project Runway. After sending in an audition tape and going through a series of interviews, she later received a call confirming that she had been accepted as a contestant.

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