Austin Scarlett is a New York designer and the artist who is best known for the first season of Project Runway and also On The Road with Austin and Santino.
Austin, who came out about his sexuality at 14, is an openly gay man and is entirely open about his professional life, but he has always managed to keep his private life information away from the limelight.
Low-key Personal Life, Openly Gay
Well, Austin Scarlet’s professional life and his sexuality are known to everyone, but he has been cautious with his love affairs: his dating status is still confidential to the public.
Blessed with the outstanding height of 6' 1" (1.85 m), the American designer has many men and women swooning for him. However, no information about his romantic link has ever surfaced out in the media.
Austin has neither been spotted with anyone nor is being found having an affair with someone who can be given the tag of his partner.
As of now, it seems that Austin is single and unmarried. Thus, he is yet to share a boyfriend-boyfriend or husband-husband relationship.
Austin Scarlet’s Biography
Austin was born on 1983 in Cottage Grove, Oregon, to parents Debra Little and Christopher Scarlett as Austin Lee Scarlet. Austin specialized in couture and evening wear design and earned the degree in fashion design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. He also joined the Art Students League of New York and received fine arts training.
After graduation, he honed his talent in dressmaking as an apprentice fashion archivist at the Museum at FIT, and a theatrical costume design assistant and pattern maker.
He first gained international recognition for his designs on the original season of Project Runway (2004 to 2005) by winning the first challenge of the program with his famed corn husk dress.
After the achievement, he produced couture wedding collections under his name for fall 2005 and spring 2006.
In the year 2006, Austin joined New York-based bridal-design house Amsale as Creative Director of its luxury gown collection, Kenneth Pool, where he served until 2009.
Austin developed, hosted and designed in his critically acclaimed television program, On the Road with Austin, and Santino in 2010. Later, captivated the hearts and minds of millions with his unique style on Project Runway All-Stars.
Austin Scarlet's Spring 2017 fit-and-flare off shoulder wedding dress with sheer overlay (Photo: theknot.com)
Being a fashion historian and expert, he even lectured at Yale, New York Public Library, Parsons School of Design, and the University of Texas.
Not only that, but he also authored the book, Forever Scarlett, the Immortal Style of Gone with the Wind.
Austin has designed costumes for Juilliard, Fort Worth Opera, David Parson's Dance on PBS, The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and Shen Wei Dance Arts at the Park Avenue Armory and Metropolitan Museum of Art.
As a multitalented artist, Austin is a very successful person, and his net worth is somewhat close to six figures by the estimation. However, Austin has not disclosed the exact figure of his net worth.