The unconventional challenges always test the ingenuity of the Project Runway designers. Looking at paper and creating a new fabric out of something so unforgivably fragile could be daunting but you embraced that you could scrunch the material, giving it more dimension and strength. Eva Longoria Parker announced that your coat blew her away while Zoe Glassner mentioned the clever use of the trompe l'oeil Sharpie stitches and how she loved the sleeves and the collar. Tommy Hilfiger said that it looked like "Coco Chanel meets Yves Saint Laurent meets Givenchy in the ’60's and ’70's" and, really how can you top that kind of praise?! It has to be extremely gratifying to triumph among so many other worthy candidates. Well done, Irina!
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