Model Katie Sticksel (L) and designer Irina Shabayeva
Model Katie Sticksel (L) and designer Irina Shabayeva

NEW YORK, Oct 8, 2009 / FW/ — Aired last October 1st, Project Runway Season 6, design hopeful Irina Shabayeva won Episode 7’s challenge, design a holiday dress for Macy’s INC International Concept’s brand.

Part of Macy’s participation in Project Runway Season 6 was to create a challenge that would be judged by Martine Reardon, Executive Vice President Macy’s Inc.

“It is tremendous to see what these young and talented designers can do in a very short time and with such imagination. Irina’s fresh take on fashion is the ideal fit for our INC brand,” said Reardon. “Our customer will love her ultra-feminine aesthetic.”

Given all the resources of a top designer, Irina’s holiday dress is a contemporary take on the little black dress. Made of rayon matte jersey, the butterfly-embellished dress will be available in sizes small through x-large, retailing for $139.00.

Irina along with her model Katie Sticksel will be featured modeling the dress on

A preview of Irina’s INC creation was available for fans to see on on Thursday, October 1 at 11:01pm (eastern time), immediately following the premiere of episode 7.

Customers will be able to purchase the dress designed by Irina for INC’s holiday collection in select Macy’s stores and online the first week of December.

Model Katie Sticksel for Project Runway
Model Katie Sticksel for Project Runway

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One Response

  1. Mery

    November 26, 2009