Last night, Project Runway named the Season 10 champion, and the winner is…
SPOILER ALERT… Dmitry Sholokhov, who beat out fellow finalists Fabio Costa, Melissa Fleis and Christopher Palu. The 33-year-old Belarus-born professional ballroom dancer-turned-designer sacrificed a lot — losing his lease and being forced to quit his job in order to compete in the reality show — and he earned the title of champion after impressing the judges Nina Garcia, Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, and guest judge Jennifer Hudson with his architectural and sophisticated designs.
After the final four competitors presented their designs at New York Fashion Week, the judges were unanimous in their decision to crown Sholokhov as the victor. “There was a clear and definite winner,” Garcia told THR. “It was very unanimous, to be honest with you. … There wasn’t so much as a disagreement, or at least I didn’t think so.”
Winning Project Runway means that Sholokhov also wins $100,000 from L’Oréal Paris for his own fashion line, a spread in Marie Claire magazine, a 2013 Lexus GS 350, a $50,000 technology suite by HP and Intel and the opportunity to design and sell an exclusive collection at Lord & Taylor. Sholokhov’s model, Katt Vogel, will be featured in Sholokhov’s Marie Claire spread and receives $25,000 from L’Oréal Paris EverStyle.
Lifetime’s second season of Project Runway: All Stars premieres on Oct. 25.
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