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Elisa Jimenez from "Project Runway All Stars" is one of the contestants in the Lifetime reality fashion design competition series. She was originally on Season 4 of "Project Runway," coming in tenth place. She is famously remembered among her fellow competitors and viewers for marking her clothes with spit, rather than a fabric pencil.

Elisa ("Project Runway") considers a great pair of boots to be a fashion must. Her favorite designers are Erte, Jean Cocteau, Madame Gris, Zaldy and Norma Kamali.

Elisa graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Combined Media with an emphasis on sculpture, performance and installation from the University of Arizona, Tucson.

An interdisciplinary artist, Elisa Jimenez, recently moved to back to the desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico, after 13 years of thriving in New York City before later returning to the Big Apple. She built the foundation of her work around "The Hunger World," a pseudo-fictitious world of marionettes brought to life and mythos through writing, drawing, painting, performance, installation, and fashion. However, fashion has been her predominant "accidental" career income and reputation.



Elisa's education began with being the child of two highly respected artists, sculptor Luis Jimenez, and long time head designer for Fitz & Floyd, Vicky C. Balcou. In 1983, she graduated from the Arts Magnet High School of Visual and Performing Arts in Dallas as the Nat Foundation for The Arts most promising artist. Elisa Jimenez received a Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, with a minor in anthropology before receiving a Master of Fine Arts with a minor in classics from the University of Arizona.

Vogue discovered Elisa and acknowledged her as the forefront of the new avant-garde, as well as one of the top 10 American Designers in the independent realm. Additionally, she has appeared in the pages of Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Dutch, Black Book, Paper Mag, Jane and Trace. Her celebrity work includes Melissa Auf Der Mar, Cher's "Believe" album, Jennifer Connelly's character in "Requiem for a Dream," Marisa Tomei, Courtney Love, Sarah Jessica Parker, "Sex in the City," Pink, Cameron Diaz, and famed art photographer Cindy Sherman. Elisa was invited to be in the Barabacan's exhibit and book, "Rapture: Art and Fashion since the 1970s," curated by Chris Townsend of London and was represented by Holly Solomon, influential art dealer, in the last seven years of her life.

Currently, Elisa is proudly continuing her life, fashion and art with her partner and daughter.




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ELISA JIMENEZ (PROJECT RUNWAY): FACTS

Where does Elisa Jimenez live? Find out here.

Age: ∼51 years old
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Current Residence: New York, NY




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