Michael Drummond

OUT 09/16/2010

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Michael Drummond Video Blog: Episode 14

Michael Drummond returns for a reunion with the other designers from Project Runway Season 8. In this video ...
  • Michael Drummond Video Blog: Episode 14
  • Extended Judging of Michael Drummond, Episode 8
  • Tim Critiques Michael Drummond: Episode 8
  • Michael Drummond Video Blog: Episode 8
  • Extended Judging of Michael Drummond, Episode 7
  • Tim Critiques Michael Drummond: Episode 7
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  • Extended Judging of Michael Drummond, Episode 6
  • Michael Drummond Video Blog: Episode 6
  • Tim Critiques Michael Drummond: Episode 6
  • Designers Dish, Team Military/Lace: Episode 5
  • Tim Critiques Military/Lace, Part 2: Episode 5
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  • Tim Critiques Michael Drummond: Episode 4
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  • Tim Critiques Michael Drummond: Episode 3
  • Michael Drummond Video Blog: Episode 3
  • Michael Drummond Video Blog: Episode 1
  • Michael Drummond's Casting Session
  • Michael Drummond's Home Visit
  • Michael Drummond's Closet Tour
MICHAEL'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 8: "It's a Rough Day on the Runway"
The designers must create an American sportswear look inspired by Jackie Kennedy. Guest Judge: January Jones. Aired September 16.
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    What was the first garment you ever made?
    A lousy deconstructed tan long sleeve T-shirt with a deconstructed flower hanging off of it.
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    What is your music of choice when designing?
    The xx, Joanne Newsome, Arvo Part, Bat for Lashes, lcd soundsystem, St. Vincent.
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    Maybe when I was a little tyke. I was always creating something.
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    Favorite designer(s)?
    Issey Miyake, Alexander McQueen (R.I.P.), and Viktor & Rolf.
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    Current occupation?
    Knitwear designer/freelance stylist.
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    Can you describe past jobs you've had?
    Baker, costume designer, and I sold clothes for a long while.
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    What is a fashion must?
    Fashion is a must, unless you want to be naked.
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    What is your design training?
    Half a semester of knitwear design at The Academy of Art College, San Francisco.
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    Have you won any awards related to design?
    Internship award, 2006, Opera Theatre of St. Louis; award from St. Louis Fashion Week 2009.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    I keep an open mind and I do not give up.
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    I'm primarily a knitwear designer, so working with wovens presents a challenge.
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    What's influenced your designs over the years?
    Everything from songs to dead bugs to diseases and fables. Also architects and architecture.
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    What's your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    At the moment it's SILK CHIFFON!!!
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    What's the item you're most proud of designing?
    Always the last thing I made or the one that's in production.
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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?
    Black, gray and cream (with tiny fluorescent color thrown in).
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    What's your biggest fear as a designer?
    Regret.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    I don't like baseball jerseys.
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    What's the ugliest thing you've ever worn?
    I only like leather pants on my body in photographs; otherwise, no thanks!
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    Who are your favorite style icons?
    Tilda Swinton.
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    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    Have to see what she was interested in and go from there. I love the way she dresses.
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Bjork. A really tacky dress like a waterfall with swans diving in it to get fish.
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    Who's your supermodel muse?
    Don't really have one, but Kate Moss came into this shop I worked in and she was a real lovely lady.
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    What do you look for in a model?
    Features. I like a real stunning-looking girl.
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    If you had to name your label, you'd call it . . .
    The Exquisite Corpse.
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    If you weren't designing, you'd be . . .
    Gardening and doing social work.
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    Dream place to set up your design business?
    On a mountain by the beach in New York City.
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    Websites that feature your work, including your own site(s)?
    theexquisitecorpse.com, The Exquisite Corpse Facebook page.
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    Any other cultures or places you wish you could design for?
    I'd love to do flight-attendant uniforms, all in natural fibers.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Curious and friendly.
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    How are you described now?
    Shamelessly self-promoting.
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    Can you describe your family?
    A ticking time bomb.
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    Do you have any pets?
    A cat named Cash. I didn't name him; he came like that.
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    Why are you (or aren't you) easy to live with?
    I don't want to wake up and see you making eggs in my kitchen while I'm still in my underwear.
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    What's your favorite hangout back home?
    The Mudd House on Cherokee Street, and the City Museum.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Biking and photography, going for walks, watering plants, reading about other people's lives.
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    What are your favorite movies?
    The Piano, Fargo, Don't Be a Menace While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, A Single Man.
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    What are your favorite TV shows?
    Project Runway, Arrested Development, 30 Rock, Nova, Ab Fab, Antiques Roadshow.
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    What are your favorite websites?
    Don't have any.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Kurt Vonnegut, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The God of Small Things, so many others.
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    iPhone, Android or BlackBerry?
    iPhone, but it's a secret.
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    Fast food or gourmet?
    On a road trip fast food is fine; otherwise, that stuff is nasty!
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    Cooking or takeout?
    Who's cooking? Just kidding; I love both of those options.
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    Favorite food?
    Fried chicken. Not even gonna lie.
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    Beer or wine?
    Both.
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    Guiltiest pleasure?
    Tanning in a tanning bed.
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    Biggest pet peeve?
    Yelling.
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    Favorite designer from past seasons of Project Runway?
    I'm not saying.
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they bring back for your season?
    The ''dress a drag queen'' one.
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they don't bring back for your season?
    The ''make something out of your own clothes'' challenge.
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    Your take on team challenges?
    It's a good idea to challenge myself that way, as I usually don't work so well in a group challenge.
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    How did you end up auditioning for Project Runway?
    They first contacted me in 2009 and I passed. In 2010 I thought, ''Take a chance, dummy!''
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    Why are you going to win?
    To create a stronger platform to serve myself and others, and because my clothes are gangbusters!

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