She was 53. This is how we choose to remember his legacy," the family said in a statement. FILE - In this May 5, 2007 file photo, Mychael Knight arrives at the 133rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Knight, who was a finalist on the popular competition show "Project Runway," has died at age 39. Despite the odds, March kept his spirits high.

Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. "He was innovative, unapologetic, kind and giving," Madison said of Knight. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. Georgia fashion designer Mychael Knight, who was a finalist on the popular TV competition show "Project Runway," died Tuesday at age 39. #RIP", More: How the new 'Project Runway' goes on without Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, March finished in 4th place on Season 4 of the Bravo reality show in 2007 (Christian Siriano eventually won the season). All rights reserved. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

He was generous and so full of life.

March also appeared on "Project Runway All Stars" and "Project Runway: All-Star Challenge. By Laura Rosenfeld. Just months ago, March shared a health update on his GoFundMe page, revealing that he had "recently run into several setbacks in my recovery. It was amazing.

M ychael Knight, a fashion designer and former contestant on the show Project Runway, has died. Mychael Knight — best known for coming fourth in the third season of Project Runway, an American reality TV show — has died aged 39. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. "And you can see that in his final collection presented (last month) at New York Fashion Week. Sitemap |

I try to add humor, glamour, and a little glitter to my world.”. "We are saddened to hear about the passing of a member of the Project Runway family," said Lifetime spokeswoman Dee Perez in a statement.

Fashion designer Chris March, a "Project Runway" alum who went on to dress the likes of Beyoncé, Meryl Streep and Madonna, has died.

The designer competed on season four of Project Runway and placed fourth (Christian Siriano won that year). Legal Statement. The industry has lost a true innovator.

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He was about to be huge and really wanted to capitalize on affordable sportswear for women of all sizes.". Fashion designer Chris March, a "Project Runway" alum who went on to dress the likes of Beyoncé, Meryl Streep and Madonna, has died.

He will truly be missed.".

Bravo confirmed March's death to USA TODAY on Friday, calling the costume designer a fan favorite among viewers and the fashion community. Market data provided by Factset.

©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. A few Project Runway winners have gone on to have substantially successful careers — Christian Siriano, Leanne Marshall — dressing the glitterati of Hollywood. “I have always wanted to design something for someone like that, and it was a great and amazing opportunity. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. FACEBOOK Knight appeared on Season 3 of "Project Runway," which aired on Bravo, finishing fourth that year. Pepper’s real name was Anne Eustis Pepper Stewart.

"His name was still on people's minds," Madison said.

In 2008, Knight launched Kitty & Dick, his lingerie label for men and women, and his unisex fragrance, MajK. All rights reserved.

The fashion designer and popular "Project Runway" contestant has died, family spokesman Jerris Madison told CNN on Wednesday. After emerging, he was "in a very fragile state" with his right arm paralyzed, "limited use" of his hands and legs and respiratory issues.

He was 56. 4:01 PM PDT 9/6/2019

I liked the idea of putting a belt on an evening gown — I think it gives [a gown] a modern twist. He was 56. TMZ was the first to report his death. She was 53 and the cause of death was not specified. "We are deeply saddened by the news of Chris March’s passing," a Bravo spokesperson said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. Wendy Pepper, who was a finalist in Season 1 of Project Runway, died last week.

"It's a loss of a great talent and we wish his family peace and solace during this difficult time.". He was 56.

or redistributed. He was also a writer, producer and star of his own Bravo show Mad Fashion that documented his life and aired in 2011. Bravo personality Andy Cohen mourned March on Instagram, sharing a picture of the duo on his show late night talk show, "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.". "As we all know Chris is an incredible human being — funny, witty and a super talented designer. (AP Photo/Brian Bohannon, File) (AP2007).

Andy Cohen paid tribute to the late Project Runway contestant.

Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. In 2010, he released a photo book, I Heart Chris March, chronicling his career, ranging from over-the-top wigs to elaborate costumes. "He made sure that anybody who was in his core circle, his family, his friends, didn't have to want for anything. March was placed in a medically induced coma for several weeks. © 2020 The Hollywood Reporter

", The designer has been battling health issues since suffering a severe accident in his apartment in 2017, where he suffered a near-fatal fall that left him in a coma for two months, according to a GoFundMe page titled, "Chris March Medical Fund.".

Cohen continued: "He designed for everyone from Beyoncé, Gaga, Madonna, Meryl, Prince and many legendary downtown drag queens (And Sonja Morgan!). I have tried my best to make strides. I have considered suicide many times.

One of his biggest moments, however, was creating Meryl Streep's white Oscars gown and her Golden Globes gown in 2010. However, his road to recovery has not been an easy one, after being released from the hospital he was placed in a nursing facility. ", "I am…in need of leg braces, specialized physical therapy, a hearing aid, and a new living arrangement," he wrote.

TWITTER "He was a favorite among Bravo fans and the fashion community. I have tried my best to make strides.

March later starred in the All-Star Challenge TV special in 2009 and Project Runway All Stars series from 2014-16. EMAIL ME. Wendy Pepper, a memorable contestant who competed on the very first season of Project Runway, has passed away. He had a big booming laugh; he was a joy and delight.

©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Project Runway alumnus Chris March has died. There is a long road of physical therapy ahead of me.".

“I wanted to faint!” March told People about dressing her for the Globes.

He was 56.

"He died doing what he loved," Madison said. Georgia fashion designer Mychael Knight, who was a finalist on the popular TV competition show ‘‘Project Runway,’’ died Tuesday at age 39. He was 56. Georgia fashion designer Mychael Knight, who was a finalist on the popular TV competition show "Project Runway," died Tuesday at age 39. In this facility, he's had to deal with homophobia, shortage of rehab personnel and lack of funds," Caraballo wrote. There is a long road of physical therapy ahead of me." Wendy Pepper, who was a contestant on the first season of Project Runway, died on Nov. 12. "This is how I’m going to remember Chris March, dressed as Lisa Vanderpump as I wear a Giggy costume he made for one of our first Halloween specials," Cohen wrote.

In addition to his parents, Michael Sr. and Pamela Knight, Knight is survived by two sisters. The next year, he introduced his label, Mychael Knight, on BET's "Rip the Runway" and he designed a line of custom tees for the Starbucks Corp. He was 39, and his friend Jerris Madison confirmed to NBC News that he died …

"With skyrocketing medical bills, his health insurance has maxed out and he's in desperate need of continuous physical therapy in order to get back on track," according to the fundraiser page. "The industry is very competitive, but he continued to do it his way.".

"We are deeply saddened by the news of Chris March’s passing," a Bravo spokesperson said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter . After completing his undergraduate studies, Knight broke into the fashion industry in Atlanta by working as an intern at Wilbourn Exclusives in 2001 before becoming a fashion stylist in the music industry in 2002.

Knight spent his childhood in Montgomery, Alabama, but graduated from Washingtonville Senior High School in Washingtonville, New York, in 1996.



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