VOTE: SheWired's Out Woman of the Year 2012
Fashion designer Kara Laricks blew the competition off the runway in the debut season of Fashion Star on NBC this spring. Not only did the out schoolteacher-turned-designer win the entire competition, she had Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and H&M in a bidding war that ultimately netted the designer an impressive $6 million capsule collection to roll out her gender-bending designs in each of the stores. Pushing the boundaries of traditional women’s wear, Laricks’ designs evoke classic male silhouettes in an updated, female-friendly way.
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