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Meet the Project Runway Designers: Shirin Askari

By Tracy_Goldenberg 07/13/2009 06:12PM GMT

It’s time for another “Runway” designer intro. Meet Shirin Askari.

Shirin was sewing by four years old, thanks to lessons from her mom, and, by the age of seven, she was designing and making her own dresses. (Impressive!) Extremely confident in her design skills, she enrolled at the University of North Texas, where she earned a B.F.A. in fashion design and did a stint as an assistant tech designer for Fossil.

A die-hard “I Love Lucy” fan (check out the collection of “Lucy” memorabilia in her house tour!), she also gets design inspiration from classic movies starring Fred Astaire, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.

Watch Shirin show off some of her favorite pieces to impress a panel of judges (including Season 2 “Project Runway” veteran Daniel Vosovic) who spotted her potential in a killer skirt that you can get an even closer look at in Shirin’s online portfolio:

Are you a fan of Shirin’s fashions? Think the judges will like her stuff? Let us know!