Irina Shabayeva

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Irina Shabayeva
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Residence New York City, New York
Education BFA from Parsons School of Design
Occupation fashion designer
Television Project Runway Season 6 (Winner)

Irina Shabayeva (Georgian: ირინა შაბაევა) is the winner of the sixth season of Project Runway along with her model, Kalyn Hemphill.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Shabayeva is originally from Georgia and is of Georgian,[2][3] Jewish[4] and Russian heritage.[5] She has stated her favorite designer is Jean Paul Gaultier,[6] and credits her success to her feminine instincts and her diverse heritage.[7]

Project Runway[edit]

Shabayeva appeared in season six of Project Runway and won three challenges (Episode 5, "Fashion Headliners", Episode 7 "The Sky is the Limit", and Episode 10 "Around the World in Two Days). She ultimately won the season.

After Project Runway[edit]

Shabayeva has created many ready to wear and couture collections. She designed Selena Gomez's butterfly dress for the 2011 People's Choice Awards.[8] Carrie Underwood wore Irina Shabayeva's grey ombre gown on the cover of her album Blown Away.[citation needed]

In 2013, Shabayeva became a contestant on Project Runway: All Stars (season 3). [9] and placed 6th in the competition.


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Preceded by
Leanne Marshall
Project Runway winner
Irina Shabayeva
Succeeded by
Seth Aaron Henderson