• Tim Gunn
  • Anya Ayoung-Chee
  • Mondo Guerra
  • Nick Verreos
  • Jen Rade
  • Rachel Roy
  • Zanna Roberts Rassi
  • Amy Sim from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Asha Daniels from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Blake Smith from Projec Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Brady Lange from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Camila Castillo from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Isabelle Donola from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Melissa Grimes from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Michelle Uberreste from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Natalia Fedner from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Nicholas Komor from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Oscar Garcia-Lopez from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Rey Ortiz from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Sam Donovan from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Shan Keith Oliver from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Stephanie Ohnmacht from Project Runway: Under the Gunn

Amy Sim

53, Portland, OR
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This former cheerleader is friendly, confident and ultra-competitive, and at 53 she has more energy than designers half her age. Amy references classic American sportswear in her flawlessly constructed garments, paying careful attention to fabric and detail.

 

Raised with a twin brother in a family of boys, Amy was a pretty blonde tomboy from the very beginning. Her mother taught her to sew when she was in the fourth grade, and Amy soon started making her own clothes, constructing cooler versions of the garments her better-off friends were buying at department stores. When a college instructor talked her out of pursuing a degree in fashion, she studied Home Economics instead, got married, had kids, and started her own Jazzercise franchise. But she always kept one foot in the fashion world, working as a catalogue and commercial model for 30 years. After nearly losing her college-football-player son to a sudden illness, Amy realized life is short. She returned to school, finally earning her fashion degree at age 49.