Congratulations to Project Runway season 11 winner, Michelle Lesniak Franklin! After consistently wowing the judges all season long with her ”geek chic” aesthetic, the Portland, Oregon native took the competition’s top spot last night, joining the ranks of past winners like Christian Siriano and Dmitry Sholokhov. She took home $25,000 from L’Oreal Paris EverStyle to kickstart her line, which is already becoming more popular thanks to her newfound fame. “It’s changed my life,” Franklin told InStyle.com last month when she celebrated the release of her challenge-winning dress at Lord & Taylor (shown inset) at the retailer’s New York flagship. “As soon as I put something out it gets sold, which is really good. People know what I do now, and they want to buy it, which is even more exciting.” Keep your eyes peeled for more to come from this rising star.
Plus, see season 10 winner, Dmitry Sholokhov’s collection for Lord & Taylor.