Anthony Ryan Auld
Season 9 Designer
Age 28, Baton Rouge, LA
Current occupation: Retail, until Wednesday, June 9, when I said goodbye in pursuit of bigger and better things!
Past jobs: All my past jobs were retail, except for my job as a paid intern at BCBG in the summer of 2010.
Favorite designer(s): Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld
Training: I received a Bachelor of Arts in fashion design, with a minor in business, from Louisiana State University in 2010.
What is a fashion must?
For women, a great pair of high heels and a killer clutch. For men, a great printed bow or skinny tie and a dark pair of skinny or straight-legged jeans.
What celebrity would you like to design for?
Angelina Jolie -- a red-carpet dress for the Oscars, or simply a traveling outfit for one of her many worldwide humanitarian projects.
If you weren't designing, you'd be...
Still working in the art field. I love painting and redesigning furniture.
Favorite past PR designers: Christian Siriano
PR challenge you hope they bring back: The fabric design challenge.
PR challenge you hope they don't bring back: The plus-size challenge, just because I don't have much experience with plus-size fashion.
Why do you think you will win Project Runway?
I feel like I have the ability to bridge the gap between wearable clothing and beautiful and/or edgy runway fashion.
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