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Project Runway contestant
Christopher Straub
Christopher straub picture.jpg
Date of birth: January 5, 1979 (age 31)
Training: Self-taught
Resides: Shakopee, Minnesota
Season: Season 6
Placed: 5th
Eliminating Challenge : Episode 12: The Art of Fashion

Christopher Straub is a fashion designer who was a contestant on season 6 of the competitive reality show Project Runway[1] and also appeared on season 1 of the competitive reality show Models of the Runway[2] as the designer for the model Katie Sticksel, Celine Chua, and Matar Cohen. Both shows appeared on the Lifetime Network with new episodes aired on Thursday evenings.



Christopher Michael Straub was born January 5, 1979, in St. Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minnesota, the son of Michael Steven Straub and Carole Jean Weckman.[3] He grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis/St Paul, graduated from Edina High School in Edina, Minnesota, and currently lives in Shakopee, Minnesota.[4] Straub is a self-taught designer with no formal training.[1]

Straub won the first challenge of the sixth season of Project Runway titled 'Welcome to Los Angeles' with guest judge Lindsay Lohan. Straub was 'in' with the second, third and fourth challenge, in the 'top 3' with the fifth and sixth challenge, in the 'bottom 3' with the seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh challenges, and eliminated from the competition in the twelfth challenge.[5]

The models for the designers are selected during the spin-off show Models of the Runway. Straub selected to work with his original model Katie Sticksel for the first six challenges.[6] On the sixth episode of Models of the Runway, the designers were required to select a different model which resulted in Straub selecting Celine Chua. Straub returned to Katie Sticksel when selecting during the seventh episode and continued to work with her by selecting her in the eighth episode. In the ninth episode of Models of the Runway, the designers were required to select a different model which resulted in Straub selecting Matar Cohen. In the tenth episode of Models of the Runway, Straub again chose to work with Katie Sticksel and continued to work with her by selecting her again in the eleventh episode.

Since the premiere of the sixth season of Project Runway Straub has released a line of accessories through his personal website and This is Straub's second clothing line as he had previously launched (and still operates) his Cricket Syndicate line, which uses vintage t-shirts to construct boxer briefs.

On December 16, 2009 it was announced that Straub would be appearing as a vendor on the home shopping network ShopNBC[7]. Straub appeared on ShopNBC on Friday, December 18, 2009 showcasing his wallets, handbags, and accessories.

Media coverage

Straub has been interviewed for or appeared in the following notable media publications:


  1. ^ a b "Christopher Straub". Retrieved 2009-09-11.  
  2. ^ "Models of the Runway - Official Network Site: Episode Guide, Videos, Photos & Blog". Retrieved 2009-09-11.  
  3. ^ "The Straub Ancestry of Christopher Michael Straub".  
  4. ^ "Search | Shakopee Valley News". Retrieved 2009-09-11.  
  5. ^ "Project Runway Scorecard". Retrieved 2009-09-11.  
  6. ^ See the models' past work on the runway. "Katie Sticksel". Retrieved 2009-09-11.  
  7. ^ "Shakopee designer's accessories to be sold on ShopNBC"
  8. ^ Philadelphia, PA Home Show, Friday, January 22, 2010
  9. ^ Minneapolis, MN Home & Garden Show, February 26, 2010
  10. ^ Jacksonville, FL Home & Patio Show, Friday, March 5, 2010
  11. ^ He Made It Work, December 18, 2009. Volume 15, Issue 380, page 22-25
  12. ^ Target Holidazzle Parade Schedule Grand Marshal on December 11, 2009
  13. ^ Twin Cities Live, Monday, December 7, 2009
  14. ^ 'Project Runway Talk': Raise your box of Kleenex for the last man standing, November 7, 2009
  15. ^ 'Project Runway' Results: Christopher Straub Elimination Interview, November 6, 2009
  16. ^ Appearances on channel 111 (Cosmo Radio; Cocktails with Patrick) at 6:30pm EST and on channel 109 (OutQ; The Derek Hartley & Romaine Patterson Show) at 7:00pm EST, Friday, November 6
  17. ^ Worth the Price? The trickle down effects of reality T.V., October 20, 2009
  18. ^ "Meet Season 6 Project Runway Designers", August 19, 2009
  19. ^ "Get Real!" (October 19-25, 2009; page 33)
  20. ^ Project Runway... The RR Way!, October 1, 2009
  21. ^ "Added Perspective on the 'Runway'", August 19, 2009
  22. ^ "Meet Project Runway's Newest Designers!", July 9, 2009
  23. ^ "Minnesota Men on the Catwalk", August 20, 2009
  24. ^ "Minnesotans Shine on 'Runway'", August 21, 2009
  25. ^ "Facetime: Project Party", August 29, 2009.
  26. ^ "Project Runway Premiere Party" in St. Paul, MN, October 2009
  27. ^ Photoshoot and interview with Straub in December 2009 issue, page 24 Haute Holiday
  28. ^ "Project Minnesota", August 20, 2009
  29. ^ "Holiday Gift Guide 2009", November 25, 2009
  30. ^ "Shakopee designer hits the Runway", July 16, 2009
  31. ^ "Christopher Straub: The One Man Show", December 10, 2009
  32. ^ "The Troubled Future of Reality Shows", September 16, 2009

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