Johnny Sakalis

OUT 09/17/2009

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Johnny Sakalis Video Blog: Episode 5

Designer Johnny Sakalis gives his take on Project Runway Season 6 Episode 5 and creating a design using news...
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JOHNNY'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 5: Fashion Headliners
The designers must create a design using newspaper as fabric. Guest Judges: Eva Longoria Parker and Tommy Hilfiger Aired September 17 at 10 pm et/pt
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: JOHNNY'S TAKE

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    What was the first garment you made?
    Baby dress for my Pattern I class, and miles of Barbie clothes.
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    Whats your music of choice when designing?
    Right now, M.I.A. and Santigold. Tori Amos and Nine Inch Nails are mainstays. And tons of house music.
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    Ive always loved fashion and known that that is what Im supposed to do.
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    Whos your favorite past Project Runway designer?
    Christian Siriano.
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    Can you describe past jobs youve had?
    Small-leather-goods specialist at Gucci; assistant store manager at Hugo Boss.
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    What is a fashion must?
    For women: black stilettos. For men: sexy sunglasses.
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    What is your design training?
    <a href=" http://fidm.edu/" target="_blank">FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising</a> graduate in Los Angeles, majoring in fashion design.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    Strong creative flow, a great sense of color and definite originality.
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    I tend to procrastinate and wish my patterning was stronger.
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    Whats influenced your designs over the years?
    Music, movies, books, pictures, people I draw it from everywhere. Now Im into this piano/Maori thing.
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    Whats your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    I really love working with tartans and tweeds. And I love silk charmeuse.
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    Whats the item youre most proud of designing?
    A wedding dress. It made the bride cry. Its the best feeling, being a part of that emotional power.
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    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Definitely both.
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Again, definitely both.
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    What are your favorite colors?
    I play with a very big Crayola box.
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    Whats your biggest fear as a designer?
    Not being able to evolve.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Those that follow trends and sacrifice individuality.
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    Whats the ugliest thing youve ever worn?
    Nothing. I dont wear many accessories.
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    Who is your favorite style icon?
    Isabella Blow, Diane von Furstenberg, Madonna (to some extent) and Anna Wintour, of course.
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    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    Nip-waisted gray plumed jacket with an A-line black skirt and kitten heels. Very Dior.
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Parker Posey, Angelina Jolie and Jessica Alba.
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    Whos your favorite supermodel muse?
    Linda Evangelista or Naomi Campbell.
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    If you had to name your label, youd call it
    John Sakalis.
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    If you werent designing, youd be
    Dead.
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    How would you describe your family?
    Funny, loving, completely supportive and at times completely insane.
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    Do you have any pets?
    Smush Biederman, a French bulldog.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Dirty (as in I played in the dirt), cute as hell and funny.
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    How are you described now?
    Crazy, funny as hell and the best uncle ever!
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    Do you have a nickname?
    Spaz; at times I used to get a little wired.
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    What is your sign?
    <a href="http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/project-runway/photos/project-runway-scopes#id=8">Taurus.</a>
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    Why are you (or arent you) easy to live with?
    Im really laid-back unless someone intentionally pushes my buttons.
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    Whats your favorite hangout back home?
    My bedroom, watching TV with my boyfriend.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Video games, video games, video games. And Japanese anime.
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    What are your favorite movies and TV shows?
    Movies: The Women (1937), All About Eve, Gladiator; TV: Family Guy, American Dad, Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Cormac McCarthy, The Road; J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter; Neil Gaiman, Sandman.
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    What are your favorite websites?
    uncrate.com, Style.com, Dattebayo.com, YouTube.com and Film.com.
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    Do you prefer iPhone or BlackBerry?
    iPhone.
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    Do you prefer Wii or PlayStation?
    Xbox 360.
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    Do you prefer fast food or gourmet?
    Fast food.
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    Do you prefer cooking or getting takeout?
    Both.
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    Whats your favorite food?
    Chicken parmigiana.
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    Do you prefer beer or wine?
    Beer.
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    Whats your guiltiest pleasure?
    Porn.
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    Whats your biggest pet peeve?
    Stupid people.
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    What past Project Runway challenge would you want to do?
    The art/couture/avant-garde challenge.
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    What past Project Runway challenge wouldnt you want to do?
    The menswear challenge.
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    Why are you going to win?
    Because I guess youll see.

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