I’ve known Rodney Epperson for almost as long as I’ve been in New York City, and that’s a loooong time. He is simply a stellar human being. There wasn’t a dry eye in the garden when in an incredibly moving outdoor ceremony he wed the equally lovely and talented Lisha Gh’Rael (wearing a dress of his design.) Deeply spiritual, wonderfully creative and with hearts as huge and open as their smiles, they have inspired me with their love, commitment and collaboration. They and their brood of charming children are a delight to be around.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with him as well variously over the years, pulling his artfully constructed garments for myself as well countless photo shoots with everyone from Erykah Badu to a recent shoot with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Known in the industry simply as Epperson, he is a major talent who deserves a much wider berth to share his gifts and I am absolutely thrilled that tonight at 10pm he debuts on the sixth season of Project Runway. Check the Lifetime website for the good word on my designing friend, the one with the perennially perfect beard.
Congratulations, Epperson! I, we, so many of us are rooting for you.
An Epperson Sketch from myLifetime.com