Carol Hannah Whitfield Age: 24 Birthplace: Anderson, SC Current Home: Brooklyn, NY Favorite Designers: Valentino, Oscar de la Renta Style Icon: Audrey Hepburn Favorite Past Project Runway Designers: Santino Rice & Daniel Vosovic, Season 2; Michael Knight & Laura Bennett, Season 3; Jillian Lewis, Season 4
Carol Hannah’s first garments were created for her Barbie dolls at age seven, but her career path was firmly cemented in fifth grade when the then-tomboy took a survey that revealed that she would be well suited to become a fashion designer. A graduate of the College of Charleston with a degree in Business Administration, Marketing, and Art, Carol Hannah is currently a freelance designer. Without formal design training, she taught herself pattern-making and draping from library books from the 60’s and 70’s. Her past fashion related jobs include a buyer for a catalog clothing company, bridal consultant for Maddison Row and a sales associate at Banana Republic. As a designer, she loves to mix architectural and organic elements together. She is also inspired by the Charleston landscape.
Why she’ll win? Carol Hannah believes she’ll win because she’s “that flippin’ good!” She has the confidence, talent, and determination to make it to the end, and, while she is young, she already knows who she is as a designer.
Tim Gunn: “She’s young, just out of design school, but people will be disarmed by what they see her achieve.”
TimSpeak:“Look at the little tiny girl sew!”
Jesus, how much did she pay for that audition tape?
It’s mostly okay. Nothing revolutionary, but there are some pretty looks there. She works in the “cute” milieu. The only thing we can’t get behind is the rope. Designers: no one wants to wear rope. That’s why we pay you to design clothes for us. Also, there appear to be some slight technical issues there. We’ll see how she handles having to make a dress in 10 hours.
Find out everything there is to know about this tiny little southern gal at myLifetime.com.