*Project Runway* Features CCA Alumna Simone LeBlanc

Simone LeBlanc

Simone LeBlanc, who was a CCA Fashion Design student from 1995 to 1998, is a featured designer this season on Bravo's Project Runway. The popular television reality show begins its fourth season on Wednesday, November 14.

Simone was raised in the Bay Area and transferred to CCA from the College of Marin. She was among the first class of students in CCA's Fashion Design program, which launched in fall 1995. In summer 1998 she participated in an exchange program in Paris and stayed there to finish her fashion education at Parsons Paris School of Art and Design.

Current program cochair Jean Oppermann recalls, "Simone was in my Body in Motion and Fashion Illustration courses. She was very talented and focused, and a really sweet girl. This is a very exciting opportunity for her. We wish her all the best."

Currently living in Los Angeles, Simone designs custom pieces and has launched her own line of clothing, TS BLOOM, which features women's wear made with organic and surplus fabric.

For more information on Simone, visit the Project Runway website.