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Video: UC Fashion Design Alumna to Compete in "Project Runway All Stars"


UC fashion design grad Althea Harper, who graduated from UC in 2008 and first appeared on "Project Runway" the following year, will now appear in the upcoming season of "Project Runway All Stars." See a video of Harper at work in a UC fashion studio when she was a senior.

Date: 10/11/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: M.B. Reilly
Phone: (513) 556-1824
Photos By: Video by Jay Yocis

UC ingot   When she appeared in "Project Runway" in 2009, University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) alumna Althea Harper, of Oakwood, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio, finished as the season's runner up.

Now, she'll have another chance to finish first. That's because 13 talented designers from past seasons of the Emmy Award-nominated "Project Runway" return to the workroom for another shot at being the last designer standing on the runway in the second season of Lifetime’s "Project Runway All Stars," premiering Thursday, October 25, at 9 p.m.

Information from Lifetime describes Harper "as stunning as one of her own models, Althea’s design aesthetic emphasizes draping, silhouette and tailoring that flatters the curves of a strong woman. Since Project Runway, Althea was invited to become part of the Tory Burch design team and she has since designed full-time for her own successful line “Althea Harper.” She is currently the head designer for Quincy.

View the less-than-one-minute video below of Harper at work on her senior collection in a UC fashion studio.





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