Mychael Knight

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Knight in April 2010

Michael Anthony Knight Jr. (April 11, 1978 – October 17, 2017) was an American fashion designer.[1] He was born in Nuremberg, Germany to Pamela and Michael Anthony Knight, Sr..

In 2005, Knight auditioned for the second season of the Bravo network reality television series, Project Runway, but he was not accepted as a season two contestant. In 2006, Knight reauditioned for Project Runway, and this time he was accepted as a contestant for season three. Knight went on to win season three's Fan Favorite award and to place fourth in the overall competition.[2]

In 2007, Knight introduced his label, Mychael Knight, on BET's Rip the Runway [3] and he designed a line of custom tees for the Starbucks Corporation.[4]

Knight died on October 17, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 39.[5] His death was possibly related to recent treatments for intestinal infection.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 'Mychael Knight, Designer' (2009) Accessed 2010-03-16.
  2. Kappes, Serena; Orloff, Brian (2008-07-16). "Project Runway: Where are They Now?'". Retrieved 2010-03-16.
  3. 'Michael Knight Reveals New Collection on BET's "Rip The Runway' (March 9, 2007) Accessed 2010-03-16.
  4. "People".
  5. Remembering Mychael Knight 1978-2017 Obvious Magazine, October 17, 2017
  6. "Project Runway contestant and fashion designer Mychael Knight dead at 39". Retrieved 2017-10-18.