Christiane King

OUT 01/14/2010

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CHRISTIANE'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 1: Back to New York
The designers must create a look that embodies who they are as a designer. Guest Judge: Nicole Richie Aired January 14 at 10 pm et/pt
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: CHRISTIANE'S TAKE

    1 of 52 questions
    What was the first garment you ever made?
    I remember hand-sewing a skirt at about 15. I didn't have a sewing machine.
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    What is your music of choice when designing?
    Something upbeat. I'm in love with Lady Gaga, but you'll always hear Beyonce in my studio!
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    Between 13 and 15. That's when I really started sketching and getting into fashion design.
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    Favorite designer(s)?
    It used to be Emanuel Ungaro. Now I love Marchesa and Balenciaga.
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    Current occupation?
    Fashion designer.
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    Can you describe past jobs you've had?
    A childrenswear designer, a Banana Republic sales associate and a law office file clerk.
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    What is a fashion must?
    Any of my designs.
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    What is your design training?
    Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design.
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    Have you won any awards related to design?
    Best of Couture award for my senior collection at Woodbury University annual gala in 2005.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    I consider myself a very creative, versatile and focused designer.
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    Menswear!
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    What's influenced your designs over the years?
    My greatest inspiration has always been the woman's body.
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    What's your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Silks, silks, silks! I use mostly wovens. I like to sculpt and drape fabrics around the body.
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    What's the item you're most proud of designing?
    My wedding dress. It was a very romantic ball gown. I had to fit myself.
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    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    I sketch and drape.
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    I'm as much into prints as into solids. Right now I've been using more solids.
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    What are your favorite colors?
    LOVE colors! Reds, purples, greens, blues. Bright and deep, not as much into pastels.
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    What's your biggest fear as a designer?
    To fall out of touch with women's needs.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    To wear something that does not represent you as a person. Be yourself when dressing!
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    What's the ugliest thing you've ever worn?
    What? Never happens with me!
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    Who are your favorite style icons?
    Lady Gaga. She's so over-the-top. There's nothing more attractive than a bold personal style.
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    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    A sheath dress, color-blocked, with some partial draping to accentuate her amazing body.
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Angela Bassett, Jada Pinkett Smith and Charlize Theron. They're assertive, smart and feminine.
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    Who's your supermodel muse?
    Chanel Iman.
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    What do you look for in a model?
    Striking looks to draw people to the clothes. No matter the race, I prefer darker skin and curves.
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    If you had to name your label, you'd call it . . .
    Christiane King.
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    If you weren't designing, you'd be . . .
    An architect or into real estate.
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    Dream place to set up your design business?
    Living in L.A., I think I'm in the ideal place. I'm eyeing a spot on Rodeo Drive!
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    Any other cultures or places you wish you could design for?
    My designs are universal. They are designs that the whole world can understand and appreciate.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Quiet and focused.
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    How are you described now?
    Kind, creative, ambitious, persistent and goofy.
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    Can you describe your family?
    Very close and tight. I'm the second of four children, and have one brother and two sisters.
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    Marriage or kids?
    Married for about one and a half years.
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    Why are you (or aren't you) easy to live with?
    I'm easy to live with because I'm very considerate of people's personal space.
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    What's your favorite hangout back home?
    My back garden.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Hiking, cooking and shopping.
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    What are your favorite movies?
    Love Moulin Rouge, The Wizard of Oz, Brown Sugar and North Country.
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    What are your favorite TV shows?
    Flash Forward is pretty awesome. I'll admit I'm addicted to The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Les Fleurs du Mal by Baudelaire . great French poems.
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    What are your favorite websites?
    www.style.com.
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    iPhone or BlackBerry?
    What's a BlackBerry? I have an iPhone.
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    Fast food or gourmet?
    Gourmet.
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    Cooking or takeout?
    Cooking.
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    Favorite food?
    Anything Asian.
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    Beer or wine?
    Wine . . . red wine.
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    Guiltiest pleasure?
    Nutella strawberry crepes.
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    Biggest pet peeve?
    Tardy people.
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    Favorite designer from past seasons of Project Runway?
    Rami Kashou.
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    Project Runway challenge you wish they'd bring back for your season?
    Grocery store challenge. I think you can be so creative with it.
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they don't bring back?
    Menswear.
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    Your take on team challenges?
    Hate them. Things can go really wrong if they don't have the same design aesthetic.
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    How did you end up auditioning for Project Runway?
    The first time I saw an episode, I knew I belonged on that show.

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