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|Residence||New York City, New York|
|Education||BFA from Parsons School of Design|
|Television||Project Runway Season 6 (Winner)|
Shabayeva is originally from Georgia and is of Georgian, Jewish and Russian heritage. She has stated her favorite designer is Jean Paul Gaultier, and credits her success to her feminine instincts and her diverse heritage.
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
Shabayeva has created many ready to wear and couture collections. She designed Selena Gomez's butterfly dress for the 2011 People's Choice Awards. Carrie Underwood wore Irina Shabayeva's grey ombre gown on the cover of her album Blown Away.
- Nov. 20, 2009 US Magazine article on Irina Shabayeva
- Irina Shabayeva Fall 2010 Collection
- Shabayeva page at mylifetime.com
- Selena Gomez wears Project Runway winner Irina Shabayeva dress
- Introducing the Season 3 Cast!
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