Los Angelesbased fashion designer Santino Rice is no stranger to the world of fashion. After working in the industry for nearly 15 years, Rice gained international recognition five years ago, as the breakout star of “Project Runway” Season 2. Either adored or despised for his cutting wit and directional designs, Rice is still undeniably one of the most memorable and discussed fashion designers from the series.
Rice has continued to merge the worlds of fashion and television into a dynamic career. He creates one-of-a-kind pieces for an exclusive client base, along with being commissioned to lend his eye to photography, graphic design and other creative projects outside of fashion. Rice can currently be seen dispensing spot-on critiques and bon mots on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” in which he is a permanent judge. Rice also recently participated in the "Project Runway All-Star Challenge" on Lifetime.
Rice’s own creative process and fearless point of view have taken him around the world. Along with lecturing at the most prestigious schools in the United States, such as UCLA, Art Center and the Fashion Institute of Technology, Rice’s charitable contributions and appearances are an important part of his life and his mission of championing the creative spirit in every individual.