Emilio Sosa

OUT 04/22/2010

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Exit Interview 1: Episode 14 (Finale Part 2)

Designer exit interview 1: Episode 14 (Finale Part 2). Watch an interview from one of the two designers who wa...
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EMILIO'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 14: The Finale, Part 2
The final three, Emilio, Mila and Seth Aaron, show their best looks during Fashion Week in Bryant Park. Guest Judge: Faith Hill Aired April 22 at 10 pm et/pt.
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: EMILIO'S TAKE

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    What was the first garment you ever made?
    A blouse for my mother.
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    What is your music of choice when designing?
    Lizz Wright.
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    When I was 14 years old.
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    Favorite designer(s)?
    Charles James.
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    Current occupation?
    Costume designer.
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    Can you describe past jobs you've had?
    Too many to mention. I've done a lot of different things to be able to design.
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    What is a fashion must?
    Ladies: Croc three-inch pumps. Men: Navy suit, properly fitted.
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    What is your design training?
    Five years at Pratt and 20 years at Grace Costumes, Inc.
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    Have you won any awards related to design?
    TDF/Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, 2006. Named Design Virtuoso by American Theater Magazine, 2003.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    Fit and color.
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    What's influenced your designs over the years?
    I've always been interested in history, how people lived, what they wore.
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    What's your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Double wool crepe.
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    What's the item you're most proud of designing?
    My sister-in-law and best friend's wedding dresses.
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    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Both.
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Both.
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    What are your favorite colors?
    All.
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    What's your biggest fear as a designer?
    Not being relevant.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Clothing that's too tight.
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    What's the ugliest thing you've ever worn?
    Clothes from the '80s.
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    Who are your favorite style icons?
    Lois Alexander.
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    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    My capsule collection: coat, jacket, blouse, skirt, pant and dress.
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Lena Horne, dressing her in my capsule collection: coat, jacket, blouse, skirt, pant, and dress.
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    Who's your supermodel muse?
    Mounia.
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    What do you look for in a model?
    A model who can transform herself, has a strong walk, and has an opinion and spunk.
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    If you had to name your label, you'd call it . . .
    Esosa.
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    If you weren't designing, you'd be . . .
    Dead.
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    Dream place to set up your design business?
    57th and 5th.
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    Any other cultures or places you wish you could design for?
    I work in theater; I do it every day.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Artistic.
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    How are you described now?
    Driven but giving.
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    Can you describe your family?
    Driven.
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    What's your favorite hangout back home?
    My mom's.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Worrying why I'm not designing.
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    What are your favorite movies?
    Cotton Comes to Harlem, Sweet Smell of Success and Mahogany.
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    What are your favorite TV shows?
    The Carol Burnett Show.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Biographies: Malcolm X, Truman Capote, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, David Geffen .
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    What are your favorite websites?
    Style.com, Garagepunk.com, Youtube, Wikipedia, eBay, kbdrecords and Google.
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    iPhone or BlackBerry?
    BlackBerry.
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    Fast food or gourmet?
    Both.
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    Cooking or takeout?
    Both.
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    Favorite food?
    My mom's cooking.
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    Beer or wine?
    Water.
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    Guiltiest pleasure?
    Sleeping after 9 am.
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    Biggest pet peeve?
    Silence in the morning. I NEED it.
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    Project Runway challenge you wish they'd bring back for your season?
    Jet-setter with a trip to Paris.
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    Your take on team challenges?
    Love them. It takes a strong designer to work with other creative types and retain a point of view.
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    How did you end up auditioning for Project Runway?
    I challenged myself to live outside my comfort zone.

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