Mychael Knight Dies
theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, designer Mychael Knight has died. Multiple sources tell us that he passed early Tuesday morning. He was known for his appearance on Project Runway. He was 39.
Knight broke into the fashion industry in Atlanta, Georgia by working as an intern at Wilbourn Exclusives in 2001 and then by becoming a Fashion Stylist in the music industry in 2002.
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.
In 2007, Knight introduced his label, Mychael Knight, on BET’s Rip the Runway and he designed a line of custom tees for the Starbucks Corporation.
In 2008, Knight launched Kitty & Dick, his female and male lingerie label, and his unisex fragrance, MajK.
On March 17, 2010, Mychael Knight debuted his Fall/Winter 2010 line at Charleston Fashion Week in Charleston, South Carolina.
In 2013, Knight became a contestant on Project Runway: All Stars (season 3).
No additional details about his passing has been shared. Story developing.
Update: Knight had reportedly been receiving treatment for intestinal issues, as he is said to have suffered from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Over the summer, he opened up about his condition.
Please keep his family and friends in prayer.