Born on January 29, 1982, designer Irina Shabayeva became known for winning the sixth season of Project Runway. Of Russian heritage, she won three challenges during the competition and consistently impressed the judges. Since the competition and her show at Fashion Week, she has created several collections and continued to make her mark on the industry. In 2013, she became of the contestants of
Project Runway All Stars season 3.
She was sent home, however, during the red carpet challenge.