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'Project Runway' Season 13 Will Feature Local Talent

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The cast of Project Runway season 13 was announced yesterday, and two designers with Chicago ties made the cut.

Kicking off on July 24, this year's season will feature Alexander Knox, who's currently a stylist at Bucktown boutique Scotch and Soda. The 22-year-old—who recently won the Chicago Fashion Foundation's "Future of Chicago Fashion" award—lives in Boystown, and has a way with colorful drag queen costumes. (His audition video showcases a "Bird of Paradise" dress made with 2,000 feathers.)

The season will also feature the 26-year-old Kristine Guico, who grew up in Naperville. Guico, who currently lives in Brooklyn, graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
· Naperville Native and Chicago Designer to Compete on Project Runway [Chicago Sun-Times]
· Project Runway Season 13 [Official Site]