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|Residence||New York City, New York|
|Education||BFA from Parsons School of Design|
|Occupation||fashion designer artist philanthropist|
|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 with her amazing New York inspired woman warrior collection. Irina is known for her tailoring , impeccable knit wear and outer ware as well as her couture collections.
After Project Runway
Shabayeva has created many ready to wear and couture collections and has a very successful bridal collection IrinaBridal.com 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. Irina continues to dress many celebs and private clients in her one of a kind couture gowns.
In 2013, Shabayeva became a contestant on Project Runway: All Stars (season 3). and placed 6th in the competition. In 2015, Irina Shabayeva launched a lingerie collection in addtion to continuing ready to wear and couture collection. Irina also has dedicated a lot other time to working with numerous charities . In the past she has partnered with the MacDella Cooper Foundation to benefit Ebola , The Freedom Ladder to end child trafficking and The Carol Galvin Foundation to aid women with cancer. Shabayeva continues to stun with her beautiful collections. On Feb 12, 2016 she will be showing a couture and lingerie collection at the Monarch in NYC to benefit Women's cancer research.
- 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
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|Project Runway winner
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