Kelly Dempsey

Kelly Dempsey

Rookie - Out Episode 2

Boston, MA
Project Runway Season 14 (Runner-up)

As runner-up on Season 14 of “Project Runway,” Kelly has been fortunate enough to quit her day job and jump into fashion full time. Her bedazzled fanny packs and funky street wear have recently been picked up by NYLON, and business is growing rapidly.

An 80’s girl at heart, Kelly’s bright, Cyndi Lauper-esque garments are ready for pop stars like Katy Perry to rock on stage, in real life. She’s energetic, fearless, and her creativity and originality are nothing like we’ve seen before on Runway. Kelly knows who she is, what she wants and her confidence is guaranteed to bring her success on “All Stars.”


Bring us up to speed! What have you been up to since your time on “Project Runway”?
Growing and maintaining my brand, Rack Addik. I’m grateful for all opportunities and loving life!

What garment from your season of “Runway” do fans compliment you on the most to this day?
My Brooklyn Bridge dress. It’s my favorite, too.

What do you think you are best remembered for from your season?
Being myself.

What are your strengths as a designer at this point in your career? Any weaknesses you’re still working on?
My strengths are thinking outside of the box and being creative. My weakness is time management.

How has your design aesthetic changed since your time on the show, if at all?
I think my design aesthetic grew to be more refined and elevated.

Who is your favorite fellow “Project Runway” designer from any season, including yours, and why?
Amanda Valentine — she’s a positive, genuine person.

What makes you all-star material?
Being myself!