Designer Austin Scarlett is known for his personally glamorous style almost as much as for the exquisite one-of-a-kind fashions he creates.
A native of Eugene, Oregon, Scarlett has had a natural flair for style since he was a child. At age 16, he moved to New York to train at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After graduating, Scarlett continued to work with the school’s famous archive and museum, where he was able to study the examples of the world’s greatest designers firsthand.
In 2004, Scarlett made television and fashion history with the creation of his immortal corn-husk dress, on the very first episode of “Project Runway.” With his unique talent and charm, he became an all-time fan favorite and a style icon recognized around the world.
After “Project Runway,” Scarlett presented couture collections under his own name for New York’s Fall 2006 and Spring 2007 seasons. He continued to develop his reputation for breathtaking elegance as he served as creative director of luxury bridal collection Kenneth Pool, designing over six seasons of gowns from Spring 2006 to Spring 2009.
In addition to his private clients, Scarlett enjoys designing for theater, opera and dance. Scarlett also lends his creative talents to many charitable causes.
Austin lives in New York City.