Season One Winner of ‘Project Runway' to Speak at Albright College

Jay McCarroll, the season one winner of the reality show, “Project Runway,” will speak at Albright College 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 15. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Klein Lecture Hall, Center for the Arts. This event is sponsored by Club Vogue, Albright’s student fashion group.

McCarroll, a fashion and textile designer based in Philadelphia, will speak about his career in the fashion industry and his experience on the 2006 inaugural season of the Emmy nominated, competitive reality show, “Project Runway,” which originally aired on the Bravo network.

In 2007, McCarroll was featured in a documentary special on Bravo titled “Project Jay,” where he was asked to design a dress for supermodel and “Project Runway” host Heidi Klum to wear to the Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2008, he was the subject of a full-length documentary titled “Eleven Minutes,” which chronicled his experience putting together a collection for New York Fashion Week.

McCarroll studied fashion design at the former Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, now Philadelphia University, where he currently teaches. He also studied at the London College of Fashion. He recently formed Jay McCarroll Apparel & Accessories.


“Jay McCarroll is many things – a creative designer, with a natural business sense, who is most entertaining. We are excited about his visit to Albright,” said Doreen Burdalski, assistant professor of fashion merchandising and design, and chair of the fashion department.

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Klein Lecture Hall is located in the Center for the Arts at Albright College on 13th and Bern streets, Reading. For more information or disabled assistance, call 610-921-7715.

From Albright College