Sam Donovan Designer


Astoria, NY

At only 23-years-old, he was the youngest designer to compete on Project Runway: Under The Gunn and made it all the way to the Finale. He says being the youngest wasn’t hard, he’s not intimidated by older designers – with age doesn’t come talent.

A graduate of Parsons, Sam has been a fan of Project Runway for a long time. The show is what led him to realize that fashion can actually be a career. He realized while watching the show that he doesn’t have to be a doctor, he can be a designer. As a job!

After Project Runway: Under The Gunn Sam moved to NYC and got a job working for Macy’s two months ago. He was reticent to join All Stars as he’s an “adult” now and has “adult responsibilities”. But his boss has given his blessing, and says he’d be crazy not to jump at this opportunity. He’s coming to us with a ton of passion and excitement and a desire to destroy his competitors.