|Born||August 2, 1963|
|Education||University of Houston
|Television||Project Runway Season 3 (3rd)|
Mid-season in Project Runway she revealed that she was pregnant with her sixth child. She has one daughter Cleo (born 1988), from her first marriage. She has five sons: Peik (born 1996), Truman (born 1999), Pierson (born 2002), Larson (born 2003), and Finn (born Dec 1, 2006) with her late husband, architect Peter L. Shelton. On August 26, 2012, Shelton died of cancer in their New York home. Shelton's work as a co-founder of Shelton, Mindel & Associates, and a memorial to him was in the November 2012 issue of Architectural Digest.
Her designs for Project Runway tended to be mostly conservative evening wear, and on more than one occasion, despite agreeing that she had a very glamorous, definitive point of view, the judges expressed their concerns that she was aiming strictly for an older market, although she did win one of the weekly challenges. She was also known for completing her garments in short amounts of time. Tim Gunn has joked on her speed often in his podcasts.
In the next-to-last episode, while preparing for Olympus Fashion Week, she accused fellow finalist Jeffrey Sebelia of hiring outside help to complete his line (which Michael and Uli had also raised concerns about). After an investigation by Bravo producers, no substantial proof was found for Bennett's claim and Sebelia continued in the competition. Bennett ultimately was the second runner-up after Uli; Sebelia was the winner.
Post-Project Runway design career
The Daily Beast
After her appearance on Project Runway, Bennett started writing for the Web site The Daily Beast. Her article topics ranged from family life with her six children to fashion on the red carpet and a wide range of other topics. Her book, Didn't I Feed You Yesterday? A Mother's Guide to Sanity in Stilettos, was published by Random House.
- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2356810/bio Laura Bennet Bio
- "BIOS / Laura Bennett". bravotv.com.
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- Laura Bennett in The Daily Beast Retrieved 2011-05-01.