Hester Sunshine Biography, Wikipedia
Hester Sunshine, 34, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, finished in second place and Gary ‘Garo Sparo’ Spampinato, 45, of New York City, came in third place.
Karlie Kloss crowned the season 17 winner of Project Runway on Thursday with fashion icon Diane von Fürstenberg serving as a guest judge.
The 26-year-old supermodel wrapped her first season as host and judge by announcing Sebastian Grey, 31, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida as the winner.
Loving the reboot of Project Runway on Bravo. Is that your real name Sebastian Grey ? Loved the positivity shown this Season. Loved Sebastian and Hester Sunshine’s Runway Shows You’re amazing Designers. Never put something on the Runway that’s not finished perfectly.
— Lynnemarie Maloney (@raffismommy) June 14, 2019
Hester specializes in designing high-fashion outfit with modern tinge and plush lucidity. She recently launched her Sunshine by Hester line of accessories which features everything from bunny ears to berets with sassy sayings.
Her designs are infused by the otherness present in her own life and in both her queer and Jewish identities.
Hester Sunshine Age
She is 34 years old as of 2019.
Hester Sunshine Father, Family
Her father was a furrier and Hester Sunshine grandmother worked in the textile industry.
Hester Sunshine Family Life and Education
Hester Sunshine was with sketching and tailoring vibrant couture since childhood. She used to insist that her parents should buy them stylish fashion wear.
— Abby V. K. (@LT4HEIZMN) June 14, 2019
While growing up, she used to persistently work with safety needles and seam costume for her dolls as well as trade them to classmates while at school.
Following her passion and deep concentration in fashion, she attended Parson School of Design but soon dropped out of school in a junior year. She later transferred to Eugene Lang from where she graduated with a degree in fashion design, history, and theory.
Hester later moved to London to attend Central Saint Martins. She later briefly studied at the tertiary art school before relocating to New York.
Hester Sunshine Jewish
She identifies as queer and Jewish. When her family left New York City and moved to Santa Fe, Hester Sunshine found a queer Reform Jewish community that fit her identity and values.
— Jackie (@legalnysecy) June 14, 2019
According to Hester, both of her parents taught her that materialism in Hanukkah cannot compare to the spiritual meanings. “I love the way that Judaism can be taken so many different ways,” she revealed.
Hester Sunshine Project Runway Final 2019
Hester mentioned that she and her family were addicted to Project Runway when it first premiered in December 2004 on Bravo TV. “It was our Thursday night ritual, and I remained a loyal viewer until I went to college and sadly lost cable in 2011.”
People are like, who would even buy Hester’s stuff? And meanwhile I’m over here desperately waiting for @19thAmendment to deliver my flower overalls that are gonna be my official uniform of summer… #ProjectRunway #HesterSunshine pic.twitter.com/KbCeXRxk2c
— Rhonda Greene #VidConUS (@hypercrafty) June 14, 2019
Speaking in an interview with heyalma, Hester said: “I have wanted to be on Project Runway since it came out basically, but it took me a really long time where I felt good enough and that I could handle the emotional stress.”
In the 2019 Season Finale of Project Runway Sebastian Grey! a Colombian designer and fan-favourite was announced the winner. He placed ahead of Hester Sunshine and Garo Sparo, who finished second and third, respectively.
Hester Sunshine Instagram
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Ok but aren’t we the cutest top 3 EVR?! Who’s gonantake home the prize?!? Tune in tonight to find out!!!! Also guys glasses in this shot are @seeeyewear and beret is in stock on @sunshinebyhester outfit is by me (duh) out of reject print tests for my final collection (tho I may release a revised version of the bustier for sale)