Season 14 Premieres August 6 at 9/8c
  • Amanda Perna from Project Runway Season 11
  • Ben Mach from Project Runway Season 11
  • cindy marlatt from project runway season 11
  • Daniel Esquivel from Project Runway Season 11
  • emily pollard from project runway season 11
  • james martinez from project runway season 11
  • joseph aaron segal from project runway season 11
  • Kate Pankoke from Project Runway Season 11
  • Layana Aguilar from Project Runway Season 11
  • Matthew Arthur from Project Runway Season 11
  • Michelle Lesniak Franklin from Project Runway Season 11
  • Patricia Michaels from Project Runway Season 11
  • Richard Hallmarq from Project Runway Season 11
  • Samantha Black from Project Runway Season 11
  • Stanley Hudson from Project Runway Season 11
  • Tu Suthiwat Nakcht from Project Runway Season 11

Richard Hallmarq

39, Sacramento,CA - Out Episode 10
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Current occupation?

Admissions representative.

Past jobs?

Makeup artist and mailroom clerk.

Pets?

Lola, my pug.

When did you realize you had designer potential?

In 1987, when I made my first garment.

First garment you ever made?

The first garment I ever made an outfit was similar to the one Cat Glover wore on the back of Prince's "Sign o the Times" single. It was made out of a baby blue sheet and it was everything!

What's your design training/schooling, etc.?

Degree in fashion design/marketing.

Have you won any awards for your designs/work related to design?

No.

Strengths as a designer?

I understand my textile of choice and how it falls on a woman's body.

Weaknesses as a designer?

I'm so critical of my own work.

What's playing on your iPod when you're designing?

Prince.

Favorite material or fabric to work with?

Jersey knit.

Item you're most proud of designing?

Black/gold sequined top for Sheila E.

Favorite designer(s)?

Maison Martin Margiela.

Sketch or drape?

Drape.

Patterns or solids?

Solids.

Favorite colors?

Black and nude.

Biggest fear as a designer?

Not being able to design.

Fashion must?

Signature Richard Hallmarq glasses in Rose.

Ugliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn?

Where do I begin?

Favorite style icon?

Grace Jones

What would you design for the first lady?

A black floor-length maxi dress.

Celebrity you wish you could design for?

Dale Bozzio. A hot-pink sequined jumpsuit.

Favorite supermodel muse?

Omahyra Mota.

If you weren't designing, you'd be...

Dead.

Places/cultures you wish you could design for?

Panama.

Dream place to set up your business?

San Francisco.

Websites that feature your work?

richardhallmarq.com

How were you described as a kid?

Wild, loud, creative, energetic and talkative.

How are you described by your family and friends?

Outspoken, funny, a little flashy . lol.

Why do you think you're easy to live with?

I'm hard to live with; my candles, cologne and wardrobe may be a bit much for some people.

Favorite hangout?

The outlets in Napa, California.

Hobbies?

Thrift-store shopping with friends.

Favorite movies and TV shows?

"The Mysteries of Pittsburgh" and "Paris Is Burning."

Favorite books/authors?

"Freak Unique," "The Fabulous Sylvester" and "Isabella Blow . A Life in Fashion."

Favorite websites?

patriciafield.com and jeffreynewyork.com

Your Twitter handle?

rhallmarq

iPhone/Android/Blackberry?

iPhone.

Fast food or gourmet?

Gourmet.

Cooking or takeout?

Cooking.

Favorite foods?

Mexican food.

Beer or wine?

Neither, I don't drink. Water with lemon is fine.

Guiltiest pleasure?

Cookies and milk in bed.

Biggest pet peeve?

Being late.

How did you end up auditioning for PR?

A friend informed me of the audition, so I sent a video in. This was my third time auditioning.

Favorite past PR designer?

Jeffrey Sebelia.

Challenge you wish they'd bring back?

Designing for our moms.

Challenge you hope they don't?

Hardware store challenge.

Your take on team challenges:

Hate them. I want to design what I want without any input from other people.

What do you look for in a model?

Besides her measurements, she MUST have an incredible walk!

Do you think you can win "Project Runway"?

I can only do my best and hope it takes me all the way. Now, let's do this!