Tuesday, October 1, 2013
MBBFW: Christopher Palu of Project Runway Presentation
If you know me... you may know I am a HUGE Project Runway fan. I may not be a super fan (hope you watched that episode! I won't spoil it don't worry.) but I certainly know a lot about the show and the cast. When I heard Christopher Palu from season 10 would be speaking at a local college for Mercedes Benz of Buffalo Fashion Week, I knew I had to attend.
Christopher spoke about his trials and tribulations to get to where he is now. Before Project Runway he struggled to get into FIT but continued to work toward his goals. Eventually, he was accepted into the program and carried on towards his dreams by working as an intern at Vera Wang and Elle Magazine. He then gained a real position at Sam Edelman until he was eventually laid off. He says it was a "blessing in disguise" because shoe design wasn't his ultimate goal. Christopher is a clothing designer at heart, so when we received call backs from Project Runway he thought his dreams could really come true.
Christopher went from unemployed, to ruling Project Runway season 10. He was one of the final four (receiving 4th place) however won four challenges throughout the season, the first episodes challenge, the Rockettes challenge, the Baby's R Us challenge, and the Lord & Taylor challenge. His skills are very impressive and it's no surprise this is why he made it so far in the competition.
"If you give it, you'll definitely get it back" said Christopher about the help he received in his final collection. His sisters and his boyfriend helped him to complete his looks and he seemed very grateful for such. Christopher was such a sweet and genuine person, and extremely down to earth. He is now currently working at Haute Hippie as a designer and is happy with where he is at in his life!
Check out my other Project Runway post, when I was invited to The Project Runway Reunion in NYC last February!