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Irina Shabeyeva Wins 'Project Runway' Season 6

November 20, 2009 04:35:57 GMT

The designer who was denied an immediate public announcement of her victory won through her fierce designs that Heidi Klum would want herself.


Irina Shabeyeva Wins 'Project Runway' Season 6
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Irina Shabeyeva, a 27-year-old designer, has won "Project Runway" season 6. The finale airing on Thursday, November 19 finally revealed the winner who has actually been crowned since February this year. The show was in the middle of the broadcasting right battle between Bravo TV and Lifetime late last year.

Irina won over Carol Hannah and Althea after her final designs that opt a warrior woman concept impressed the judges. Michael Kors said while the concept was not exactly original, the result turned up admirable. Heidi Klum added that she would want to own Irina's collection.

Irina is one of the foreigners participating in the show. She comes from Republic of Georgia but resides in New York. According to mentor Tim Gunn, Irina has the perfect sense of proportion. "Her models look as if they've been in for a dozen fittings," he gushed, "and they haven't."

As the winner, Irina is entitled to an editorial feature in an issue of Marie Claire magazine, a cash prize of $100,000 to start her own line, and an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Paris.

Meanwhile, coming out as the winner of the models competition is Kalyn Hemphill. The New Yorker receives a $25,000 cash prize from L'Oreal and can take part in Irina's fashion spread in Marie Claire.

In the finale episode, it is revealed that the seventh season will premiere on January 14, 2010 on Lifetime.

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posted by júlia on Dec 13, 2010
I don't wanted Irina winner , she's bad bad bad bad I HATE ! i wanted Carol Hannah wins !
posted by Fashionishta on Jan 21, 2010
Arina is a damn good designer! Like Tim Gunn said when he met her family for dinner "Irina has already won" were his words! I did Athea is brilliant too but she began to copy Irina-the same make-up in the finals and the wide cuffs on the knitwear. I think the judges may have picked up on this. Atheas camel dress in the final was disappointing. Carol Hannah makes beautiful dresses but I think the judges may have labelled her as a one trick pony she should have added a little edge a few more pants in the competition to see her become a winner. Her collection was Lush but a bit too pretty pretty. This has got to be my favorite season!
posted by heyygirl58 on Dec 16, 2009
Carol Hannah is my winner!!!
posted by =) on Dec 14, 2009
So disappointed that Irina won. She is sooo mean through out the show.
posted by Michael on Dec 05, 2009
I think that this season had a lot of drama and it was a disappointment because it didn't focus on the fashion.
posted by alicia on Dec 05, 2009
i think it was a good season and that all three of them had a good chance to win
posted by WooHoo on Dec 03, 2009
I was rootin' for Irina the entire time! She only seemed mean because she actually *gasp* worked! She wanted to be there. Recognized it was a COMPETITION! She knew what people would actually wear. That girl's got talent & I'm so proud for her!! Way to go, Irena!!
posted by JB on Nov 29, 2009
I understand why Irina won, but I liked Carol Hanna's collection. It was very soft and feminine.
posted by megs429 on Nov 22, 2009
I was so disappointed when Irina won. She was soooo rude during the whole season: Meana Irina! I definitely thought that Carol Hannah deserved to win.!
posted by monkey on Nov 21, 2009
I thought Irina really deserved it. Although it was really monotonous colour-wise, it had great cohesion. And I think that's what a runway collection's all about. The effort is put into her work was amazing and it definitely showed. Yes, Carol Hannah had great colour choices and beautiful detailing but they were all from different families, like the judges said 'no cohesive thread'. Also I kinda thought some were a little prommish, just a little. Althea's collection probably had the most range and was something most women would could see themselves in, however I thought it could have been more elaborate. So bravo to Irina!
posted by luluart on Nov 20, 2009
They all did great but Irina's collection was oo-la-la impressive. I LOVED IT! Those Hats!!! Sweaters!
posted by blank on Nov 20, 2009
Irina's collection looked like Christian Siriano's from Season 4.
posted by nms on Nov 20, 2009
I agree. Irina seemed like a set up. Someone felt like she had to win since she had won so many of the competitions, but there's no way her collection was the best at bryant park. Carol Hannah (or at LEAST Athea) should have won.
posted by scalidi on Nov 20, 2009
I think that this was set up from teh start. You could tell that the phony accented Heidi liked her from the start. Carol Hannah or Althea should have won. I will not continue to watch the next season, because the judges are NOT fair.
posted by NotShocked on Nov 20, 2009
"IRINA" rocked, this lady is sooooooo talented and she really didn't have alot of competition!!!!!
posted by LadyL on Nov 19, 2009
I agree Carol Hannah's was absolutely beautiful and wearable. I think Irina's took a lot of work possibly more than Carol Hannah's but her dresses are TO DIE FOR.. and a regular woman would actually have a place to wear her gowns. I think Carol Hannah may have a future designing 10K wedding dresses!! GO CH!
posted by carol hannah fan on Nov 19, 2009
I only wished Carol Hannah had won. Her personality is radiating and it is reflected in her cloting. I loved the flowing movent of her dresses. It's almost as if they were alive. In retrospect, Irina's clothing was depressing and dull. I would not wear most of her looks, but apparently the judges are looking for just "that". Go Carol Hannah!!!
posted by Iseasunrises on Nov 19, 2009
I was never so disappointed in a show I had come to love...Irina and Althea collections were so like each others...I mean Althea picks knitted sweaters...black head bands that resembled the black hats Irina had same type of makeup....Carol Hannah was fresh and alive and wearable...and she has NO formal training....
posted by Iseasunrises on Nov 19, 2009
I was never so disappointed in a show I had come to love...Irina and Althea collections were so like each others...I mean Althea picks knitted sweaters...black head bands that resembled the black hats Irina had same type of makeup....Carol Hannah was fresh and alive and wearable...and she has NO formal training....

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