• 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

Stanley Hudson

44, West Hollywood, CA

Describe your family.

Huge family, loving, supportive, a lot of fun.

Current occupation?


Past jobs?

Design assistant/window dresser.


Ginger/Jack Russell.

When did you realize you had designer potential?

When I was a kid, I had an interest in shoes and costumes.

First garment you ever made?

A prom dress for my friend Crystal Lewis.

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

Otis/Parsons School of Design.

Strengths as a designer?

Forecasting very strong, pattern drafting.

Weaknesses as a designer?

Playing it safe.

What are your influences?

Couture masters like Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent.

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

Boika, Gretchen Porlato, Esperanza Spaulding.

Favorite material or fabric to work with?

Silk satin, gazar, silk wool.

Item you.re most proud of designing?

Wedding dress for my friend Harper.

Favorite designer(s)?

Cristobal Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, YSL, Jacques Fath, Halston.

Sketch or drape?


Patterns or solids?


Favorite colors?

Grays, blacks, creams.

Biggest fear as a designer?

The critics.

Fashion must?

Proper undergarments.

Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy?

Ill-fitting clothes, too tight, too loose. Ugh!

Ugliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn?

A silver suit! Ouch!

Favorite style icon?


What would you design for the first lady?

A gown for the correspondents' dinner.

Celebrity you wish you could design for?

Sarah Jessica Parker. Some sort of dress and pant design.

Favorite supermodel muse?

Joan Smalls.

If you had to name your label, you'd call it...

Stanley Hudson

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

A performer at a circus.

Places/cultures you wish you could design for?

Anything Japanese; I love the culture.

Dream place to set up your business?

Los Angeles, love the weather; New York, love the people.

How were you described as a kid?

Very organized, and a talker.

How are you described by your family and friends?

A kind man, good friend, loyal.

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

I'm not; I'm such a neat freak.

Favorite hangout?



Running, reading.

Favorite movies and TV shows?

Anything Hitchcock, Borgias.

Favorite books/authors?

David Sedaris/"Me Talk Pretty One Day," Truman Capote, Patricia Highsmith.

Favorite websites?

Ebay, Pinterest.

Your Twitter handle?


Favorite Twitter accounts?

Alt365 (Andre Leon Talley)



Fast food or gourmet?


Cooking or takeout?

Home cooking.

Favorite foods?

Fish, sushi.

Beer or wine?


Guiltiest pleasure?

Anything sweet.

Biggest pet peeve?

Chewing gum!

How did you end up auditioning for PR?

I auditioned before.

Favorite past PR designer?

Rami Kashou.

Challenge you wish they'd bring back?

Flower challenge.

Challenge you hope they don't?

The baby challenge.

Your take on team challenges:

Love them for the lesson they teach me, hate them for the same.

What do you look for in a model?

To me what's most important is height and the walk.

Do you think you can win "Project Runway"?

I think so. I think I'm a strong designer and my designs are what I think women would love wearing.