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Chloe Dao

Chloe Dao

Woo woo!  34-year-old designer Chloe Dao from Houston, Texas was crowned the winner of Project Runway 2 tonight.  Chloe rocked New York Fashion Week with her winning runway collection… with the help of Miss Diana Eng, of course.  Check out the 50+ pictures in the gallery including, in chronological order, stills of Chloe from all 14 episodes and her winning runway collection in high quality resolution!

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Chloe Dao sits with fellow designers Nick Verreos, Santino
Rice, Emmett McCarthy and Daniel Franco during
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Chloe Dao with fellow feathered contestants Zulema Griffin and Kara
Janx
during episode 7 of Project Runway 2 ("On Thin Ice").
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LOT 8 :: Chloe Dao‘s mom and 7 sisters at NY Fashion Week 2006.
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The final two Project Runway 2 designers, Chloe Dao and
 Daniel Vosovic, hug each other before the final deliberation.
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  • Joeleeriepa

    So unbelievably dissapointing that Chloe won.All business, no creativity.

  • Marycherry20

    she had some beautiful dresses, but not much range. they were well made though…

  • liteflyr

    haha, nice. i don’t really watch PR but i wanted the asian girl to win. yea ;)

  • angelah

    aw I havent seen the fianle yet here in westco. Im glad she won…nevertheless all 3 of them were fabulous.

  • Juno

    I’m impressed. I like her style.

  • angelah

    finale***

  • char

    i’m not surprised! i was thinking daniel all the way until i saw the last runway show. i was thinking i’d wear most of chloe’s line, and even santino’s. daniel’s didn’t translate onto the telly at all (and the bags were especially hideous for some reason!). anywho happy for chloe – she deserves it.

  • Elena

    Chloe is good, but her stuff did not really look very original . Most looked like things other designers have done.I am not very familiar with this show so I am not sure what the objective was, to design for mainstream or the runway?

  • ivl

    i can’t believe that chloe won. santino was the obvious winner in the show. he had the nicest stuff, including that last dress and i just love the poncho and the tones and detailing he used. chloe would have been my last pick to win. argh! v disappointing.

  • Cinnabana

    I am dissapointed too. Santino was the obvious fashion forward designer. he should have won. But I like Chloe. She was nice. her clothes are wearable but no fashionable.

  • jane

    I am very happy for Chloe! I liked Santino’s too.

  • suzy

    So happy for Chloe. I like that she has a style consistency to her collection . Santino is good too but it difficult to identify a specific style to his collection.

  • ck

    I wanted Daniel to win but I’m happy Micheal Kors offered him a job. I like some of Santino dresses in the runway but they all looked too high waisted on the models. now Chloe her dresses remind me of Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink very prom 80′s. but she does have the professional attitude to sell dresses. so I’m glad a woman won and she looked damn good in that kewl car.

  • karlita

    I am sooooo happy Chloe won. She has the best collection, and her style is consistently astonishing.

  • dp

    I’m so happy Cloe won!!!She was my choice from the beginning. I was extremely dissapointed with Daniel’s collection. He was my second choice. Santino did surprise me, but it just wasn’t what he was known for from the judges. Chloe Rocks!!

  • Sean

    Yeah…she is my pick from day one.

  • x

    couldn’t you have waited until AFTER the finale aired on the west coast before posting this??? a huge surprise was spoiled for me… :(

  • keira

    everyone thinks they’re a critic… no matter how much you think you know, the judges know better. look who chose her? THE supermodel of our time, one of the #1 american fashion designers, the fashion editor of one of the premier magazines in the country, & an extremely stylish actress. they know their stuff. they know best how the industry works, & they chose the best person, whether you liked their choice or not. plus, it’s hard to tell on tv. there are things that they saw that we didn’t.

  • TBN

    Lol, she has seven sisters?!Anyway, I’ve only seen snippets of Project Runway, but I’m glad to see a Vietnamese person nabbing some kinda attention.

  • Ron

    I’m so glad that chloe won!!! I liked her from day one. I thought Santino was going to win because he had a better collection that tied everything togather, i thought… but he was on the safe side. haha. And Daniel, ugh, all his clothes look already "Banana Republic" ready… Chloe won, i’m happy!

  • char

    @tbn, she’s originally from Laos not Vietnam.

  • grace721

    So pissed that Santino didn’t win. He collection was beautiful. I think they picked Chole because they know they can control her. She has talent no doubt, but she shouldn’t have won last night. Santino ROCKS!

  • Betsy

    Hey Jared–I think the photo is her seven sisters AND her mom (in the purple)…Chloe isn’t in that photo.So glad Chloe won…although I did think Santino redeemed himself only to be told he was playing it safe by Nina in the end? WTF?

  • vera

    WOWI can’t believe you are happy that she won!

  • Betsy

    tbn is right…she is of vietnamese descent, born in Laos.

  • j4r3d

    You’re totally right, Betsy. Thanks for that!

  • Betsy

    Jared–I tell because I love. Your welcome.

  • design_officer

    santino was robbed. chloe’s outfits all looked the same and her fabric looked like curtains.

  • Llaunie

    Chloe is the American dream. She lived in a refugee camp with her 7 sisters (all born within a 10 year span!) and parents, until they were able to gain entry into the U.S. She worked hard to overcome so many obstacles in life. As far as being "all business" and "not fashionable", I don’t agree. She has a flare for fashion, and her business mind-set will get her very far in the business. You can’t only be a designer if you want to sell your clothes; you have to have business savvy. I loved the final 3 designers! I am so impressed by this type of art, and their ability to create (and sew!) BRAVI! I loved all three. They are all three winners in my book.

  • Bobby

    It was a tough call! Daniel’s was great. Very 1920 England (rather than Military/Japanese). His collection was hip and sophisticated. BUT Chloe’s collection was brilliant. All of them were on point. If you look at them carefully, less is more. Like the judges said the lines are placed where accentuates a woman’s figure without showing too much. Yes, I agree. She needs to stop talking about that business aspect crap on camera.Did you see Kara’s collection? Not bad at all.

  • DM

    I actually wasn’t impressed with any of the final 3, and then I saw Kara Janx’s runway show on the project runway site, and she really kicked it. Her clothes were edgy, colorful & modern. It’s too bad she couldn’t made those clothes during the competition.

  • Mindy

    JARED- I love the blog, but I am really mad you totally ruined the surprise for me last night. You need a spoiler alert (a la Trent)!

  • Seb

    Congrats Chloe! I knew you would WIN! I love her collection, wonderfully crafted and wearable and very Beautiful! Congrats! Yay to my fellow Laotian Sister!Thanks,Seb

  • bigfootsmells

    chloe-designs for womenSantino-creativeDaniel-edgy, nothing new

  • bigfootsmells

    chloe-designs for womenSantino-creativeDaniel-edgy, nothing new

  • lauren

    yay chloe :) i was pulling for daniel V but that’s ok! I hope he goes to Michael Kors cause he’s my favorite designer. :)

  • bruno

    Chloe and Danile were both better suited to be mentees at Banana Republic. Santino is very forward, and has talent, but does anyone else notice how he’s not as skilled at sewing? A lot of his dresses have handkerchief hems. But I wanted either Chloe or D.V. and I know they will both be successful. I also like how you actually win real things on this show as opposed to the fake top model grand prize.

  • hughman

    congrats to chloe. i was rooting for danial but in the end i thought chloe’s clothes were stunning. the best is when you hear tim gunn’s podcast and he says how he didn’t want santino to win because it would turn the show into "Project Freak Show" HA! santino was easily the most affected puff-filled participant on the show. he couldn’t even stick to his so-called vision in the end. danial – go work for micheal kors!!!

  • tantra

    Fashion is subjective, and the "judges" made a choice, but it was so wrong. Chloe bordered on tacky with her collection, Santino was way more elegant, but another poster is right; they can’t control him.fashion is not a contest. thank you.

  • BETH MCNEELY

    Santino’s outfits were West Hollywood, where he lives. You can buy that kind of stuff on Melrose Avenue, where he could window shop for ideas (and probably did). Watch the reruns, Cloe consistenly did very nice creations while Santino was in the bottom two more than anyone. I thought throughout the show that Santino can be a big star in the costume design business, for movies, New York plays, Elton John types, etc. This is the talent everyone saw but didn’t know what to do with, he’d be excellent in that field.

  • paige

    CLOE is AWESOME! All of her designs were classic and elegant yet still brilliantly creative and modern. Her talent is light years above that of her competitors. She knows exactly who she is as a designer and who her audience is. Consistency is key. Santino and Daniel V. were a little schizo although I loved their designs as well. They both just need a little more polish and experience. I’ll bet they all become well-known designers. Congratulations Cloe! See you at Lot 8!

  • Amber

    Chloe shouldn’t have won. Her heart wasn’t in it like a true artist. At one point she even said she didn’t know if she wanted it. Not really artistic.

  • martin

    @Ron. Since you want to be technical, Chloe’s parents were both Vietnamese refugees. Thus making her fully…Ta ta ta da! Vietnamese. Not Laos even if she left from Laos last.

  • Barbara

    am glad Cloe won! Santino wont have not done good with a mentorship with Banan Republic its not his style. In my opinion he would have been out in the ice skating challenge

  • Keith

    A beautiful and talented woman won the contest and deserved it. She is one of our new and brightest designers in the USA. We in Houston are proud. She and her sisters are HOT!

  • Justin Haskell

    Congratulation on Chloe, Daniel, and SantinoLove Chloe CollectionLike the color of Santino collectionDaniel not so good with the last challenge.

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