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Mychael Knight

Michael Anthony Knight Jr. (April 11, 1978 – October 17, 2017) was an American fashion designer.


Michael Anthony Knight Jr.[1] was born on April 11, 1978 in Nuremberg, Germany to Pamela and Michael Anthony Knight Sr.

Although Knight spent his childhood in Montgomery, Alabama,[2] in 1996 he received his high school diploma from Washingtonville Senior High School in Washingtonville, New York.[3] Later that same year, Knight began his freshman year of college at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. In 2001, this university awarded Knight a Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Design and Merchandising.[2]

After completing his undergraduate studies, Knight broke into the fashion industry in Atlanta, Georgia by working as an intern at Wilbourn Exclusives in 2001[4] and then by becoming a fashion stylist in the music industry in 2002.[5]

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.[4] 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.[6]

In 2007, Knight introduced his label, Mychael Knight, on BET’s Rip the Runway [7] and he designed a line of custom tees for the Starbucks Corporation.[8]

In 2008, Knight launched Kitty & Dick, his female and male lingerie label,[9] and his unisex fragrance, MajK.

On August 20, 2009, the Project Runway: All Star Challenge aired on Lifetime Television. Knight joined Daniel Vosovic and Santino Rice of season two, Jeffrey Sebelia and Uli Herzner of season three, Chris March and Sweet P of season four, and Korto Momolu of season five in a special, “one-shot” competition where the winner, Vosovic, received $100,000.[10]

On March 17, 2010, Mychael Knight debuted his Fall/Winter 2010 line at Charleston Fashion Week in Charleston, South Carolina.[11]

In 2013, Knight became a contestant on Project Runway: All Stars (season 3).[12]

Mychael Knight died on October 17, 2017 at the age of 39.[13] His cause of death remains a mystery. He had been open about his battle with irritable bowel syndrome and extreme weight loss in recent months, leaving many to wonder if the disease may have played a role in his death. Doctors believe that’s unlikely.[14]


  • ^ ‘Mychael Knight, Designer’ savannahnow.com. (2009) Accessed 2010-03-16.
  • ^ a b [1][permanent dead link] mychaelknight.com. Accessed 2010-03-16.
  • ^ ‘Washingtonville High School’ (2003-2010) publicschoolreview.com. Accessed 2010-03-16.
  • ^ a b ‘Mychael Knight Inspires SCAD Fashion Students with Life Lessons’, by Tina A. Brown Archived 2009-12-12 at the Wayback Machine. savannahnow.com. (May 15, 2009) Accessed 2010-03-16.
  • ^ Designer Profile – Mychael Knight, The MajK Man, by Laura Hagler (February 4, 2010). Examiner.com. Accessed 2010-03-16.
  • ^ Kappes, Serena; Orloff, Brian (2008-07-16). “Project Runway: Where are They Now?'”. people.com. Retrieved 2010-03-16..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:”””””””‘””‘”}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png”)no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  • ^ ‘Michael Knight Reveals New Collection on BET’s “Rip The Runway’ cocoalounge.blogspot.com. (March 9, 2007) Accessed 2010-03-16.
  • ^ “People”.
  • ^ ‘Kitty & Dick Lingerie Debuts’, by Nedra Rhone ajc.com. (January 10, 2008) Accessed 2010-03-16.
  • ^ ‘Atlantan Mychael Knight joining “Project Runway: All Star Challenge” August 20’, by Rodney Ho Archived 2009-08-25 at the Wayback Machine. blogs.ajc.com. (July 22, 2009) Accessed 2010-03-16.
  • ^ Mychael Knight, The MajK Man, by Nedra Rhone. examiner.com (February 4, 2010) Accessed 2010-03-16.
  • ^ Introducing the Season 3 Cast! Archived 2013-11-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  • ^ Remembering Mychael Knight 1978-2017 Obvious Magazine, October 17, 2017
  • ^ Is irritable bowel syndrome fatal?
  • External links[edit]

    • Official Website
    • Mychael Knight on MySpace
    • Fall/Winter 2010 Debut at Charleston Fashion Week

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    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mychael_Knight

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