Althea Harper

OUT 11/19/2009

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Althea Harper Video Blog: Season Finale, Part 2 (Episode 14)

Designer Althea Harper gives her take on the season finale episode of Project Runway Season 6. Episode air d...
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ALTHEA'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 14: The Finale Part 2
The designers must create 13 piece collection for Fashion Week. Guest Judge: Suzy Menkes. Aired November 19 at 10 pm et/pt
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: ALTHEA'S TAKE

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    What was the first garment you made?
    Pajama pants for my sister in the seventh grade. They fell apart after one washing!
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    Whats your music of choice when designing?
    Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, MIA, The Killers, the Kooks, Mariah Carey; I like energizing music.
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    I was 10 or 11 when I realized I loved drawing the clothes of ice skaters and actresses at the Oscars.
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    Whos your favorite past Project Runway designer?
    Christian I think he is talented.
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    Can you describe past jobs youve had?
    Design internships Anna Sui, Zac Posen, Victorias Secret, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood.
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    What is a fashion must?
    A black dress that fits and can always be the perfect backup dress for any occasion.
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    What is your educational background?
    University of Cincinnati (College of Design Art Architecture and Planning); Central St. Martins in London.
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    What is your design training?
    I have a fashion degree plus lots of design internship experiences.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    My strengths are my creativity, taste level and drapery.
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    My weakness is that I sometimes try to do too much.
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    Whats influenced your designs over the years?
    Theyre always changing. Past influences: Brigitte Bardot, architecture and 30s glamour.
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    Whats your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Silk all different textures and weights; it can be suiting or lightweight.
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    Whats the item youre most proud of designing?
    There are a lot! My suiting piece, which included a dress and a fitted jacket that flared at the hips.
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    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Draping.
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Solids.
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    What are your favorite colors?
    Depends on my mood! Cool tones, usually.
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    Whats your biggest fear as a designer?
    People hating my work; you cant help but take it personally, because it is your expression.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Empire-waist balloon dresses not flattering. Why are people so scared to show their figures?
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    Whats the ugliest thing youve ever worn?
    A velvet jumpsuit with tapered legs and a turtleneck in second grade.
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    Who is your favorite style icon?
    Too many! Posh always keeps it glamorous and isnt afraid to try new things.
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    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    A pencil skirt and stylish cropped jacket
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Angelina Jolie, because she gets photographed the most! I also love Eva Mendes and Penelope Cruz.
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    Whos your favorite supermodel muse?
    Claudia Schiffer love the supermodels of the early 90s.
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    If you had to name your label, youd call it
    Althea Harper.
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    If you werent designing, youd be
    A graphic designer or CIA agent.
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    How would you describe your family?
    Laid-back and nice. My sister is in high school. Dad is a car salesman. Mom is a social worker.
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    Do you have any pets?
    I had a cat named Dinosaur, but he recently died at age 20.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Tall, quiet, nice and artistic.
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    How are you described now?
    Still tall, creative, fashionable, determined and kind.
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    Do you have a nickname?
    Al or Thea short for Althea. AC short for Althea Campbell (my middle name).
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    What is your sign?
    <a href="http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/project-runway/photos/project-runway-scopes#">Libra.</a>
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    Why are you (or arent you) easy to live with?
    I am really laid-back. But I can also be a little messy, which bothers some people.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Reading, working out and shopping.
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    What are your favorite movies and TV shows?
    The movies And God Made Woman and Great Expectations (Ethan Hawke version).
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    The Fountainhead every designer should read it!
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    What are your favorite websites?
    Style.com and Perezhilton.com.
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    Do you prefer iPhone or BlackBerry?
    Too broke for either. I just graduated and traveled this summer.
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    Do you prefer Wii or PlayStation?
    Wii!
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    Do you prefer fast food or gourmet?
    Gourmet!
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    Do you prefer cooking or getting takeout?
    Takeout!
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    Whats your favorite food?
    Pizza so cheesy because its everyones favorite, but its just so good!
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    Do you prefer beer or wine?
    Both!
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    Whats your guiltiest pleasure?
    Tabloid magazines.
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    What past Project Runway challenge would you want to do?
    Any challenge where the garment you design gets produced if you win.
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    What past Project Runway challenge wouldnt you want to do?
    Anything menswear!
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    Why are you going to win?
    Im extremely talented, and have the drive and determination thats essential to success!

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