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Meet the Project Runway Designers: Nicolas Putvinski

By Tracy_Goldenberg 07/23/2009 08:37PM GMT

Nicolas PutvinskiNicolas Putvinski first realized his designer potential at age 15 when he made a pleather tube top dress for his 12 year old sister and hasn't stopped since.

Born in Moscow, Russia, Nicolas spent most of his childhood in San Diego, CA, and had only three weeks to learn English before starting school in America. Nicolas went on to study design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and received further training at Izquierdo Studio in New York, where we caught up with him for his home visit in New York City (with his dog, Chardonnay!):

Nicolas has had a number of works commissioned by W Magazine and Vogue, and has served as the lead assistant to the costumer who makes the famous angel wings for Victoria’s Secret. In February, Nicolas created a gown for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscars Design Challenge. Check out these designs and more of Nicolas' work in his designer portfolio.