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Monday, May 01, 2006

Zulema Griffin




Zulema Griffin, 28
Project Runway 2

Hails from :: Brooklyn, New York Education :: Parsons Personal style :: "Colorful -- I use a lot of lines and curves." Backstory :: "I modeled when I was a teenager, but I don't like to talk about it because it's in the past." Celeb muse :: "I'd love to dress Bjork. She's just crazy. She'll wear anything -- like a shoe on her head." Heidi says :: "She knows it all."

Check out Zulema Griffin's Biography, Q&A, Personal Portfolio and Audition Video.

Email jared @ justjared.com if you have more info on Zulema Griffin.

Zulema Griffin
Runway Designs


Episode 201 :: Road to the Runway
Episode 202 :: Clothes Off Your Back



Zulema Griffin
Biography

Zulema Griffin began her career as a fashion model with the prestigious Ford modeling agency; gracing the pages of Bazaar, The Face, I.D., Essence, Interview and Paper magazines. She has worked with photographers such as Peter Lindberg, Steven Klein, Barron Claiborne, and Nina Schultz.

At the start of her career as a model, she went on castings during the day and worked nights as a hostess in New York City's choice restaurants. It was while she was hostessing when Zulema stumbled upon her dream career. Having training from Parson's School of Design and an affinity towards fashion, Zulema insisted upon wearing her own garments. One evening, a patron took notice of dress she was wearing of her own design. He turned out to be a director looking to staff his costume department.

In June of 2001, Zulema found herself successfully running the costume department of her first film, a feature titled “Love Thy Neighbor,” directed by Nick Gregory. The director of photography was impressed with Zulema's talent and recommended her for a film titled “The Beatle Fan.” The movie was costume designed by Zulema and screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. Since her first feature her first project, Zulema has worked on a slew of exciting films and talent.



Zulema Griffin
Q&A

How would you describe your design philosophy or point of view? Dualities

What would someone close to you describe as your best and worst traits? Best: That I am kind when you need an ear. Worst: I am agggressive.

What was your most embarrassing moment? None

What is an odd fact or talent you possess? None

Who are the designers you admire most? Anne Valerie Hash, Nicholas Ghesguiere, Largerfeld, McQueen



What are your favorite fashion magazines? Visionaire, Vogue, Bazaar

What are your favorite TV shows? The Amazing Race, Everyone Hates Chris, Girlfriends.

What are your favorite movies? The Bitter tears of Petra Van Kont, Fox and His Friends, Carnal Knowledge, Rear Window, Being John Malkovich, Malcolm X, Mommie Dearest

If you could design an outfit for any living person, who would be your dream client and why? I don't have a dream client, My intention is to make clothing for everyone, not for only celebrities.

Who was your favorite designer from Season 1? Alexandra Vidal


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