Reality boosts

Special to the Los Angeles Times

They've worked the "Runway" and become "Fashion Stars." And while an appearance on reality television is no guarantee of increased success in the fashion world, it has provided a definite boost to a few fortunate stylists and designers. Here's what some of the most successful television fashion personalities and alumni are up to.

BRAD GORESKI: Rachel Zoe's right-hand man in the first seasons of her show went on to star in his own Bravo series, "It's a Brad, Brad World," and was appointed brand stylist for Kate Spade N.Y.

RACHEL ZOE: The Hollywood stylist and star (above, with colleague Michael Ward) of Bravo's "The Rachel Zoe Project" branched into fashion design and saw her label's spring 2012 collection get good reviews at New York Fashion Week. The namesake line is available at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and other major retailers.

CHLOE DAO: "Project Runway's" second champ expanded her Houston boutique shortly after her win and has since designed laptop cases for Staples and a fashion collection for QVC.

KARA LARICKS: The winner of the first season of "Fashion Star" saw her collections purchased by Saks Fifth Avenue, H&M and Macy's. Her spring-summer collection for 2013 was featured at New York Fashion Week and will be available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

JEFFREY SEBELIA: "Runway" Season 3 winner Sebelia brought his grunge style to the L.A.-based Fluxus label, where he served as head designer. His most recent project is a hip kids' line called La Miniatura.

CARSON KRESSLEY: After springing to public attention as the fashion stylist star of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," Kressley worked on other television projects, including Lifetime's "How to Look Good Naked" series and "Carson Nation" on OWN. In fashion, he designed the "Perfect" line of clothing for men and women for QVC. Additionally, his latest collection, "Love, Carson," is available through ShopNBC.

CHRISTIAN SIRIANO: The "fierce" winner of the fourth installment of "Runway" has seen his namesake label sold at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. Additionally, he has worked for brands including Puma, Victoria's Secret and LG electronics. He is opening his first Christian Siriano store in New York City.

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