MARIANNE Ilunga’s love for fashion started at an early age. Growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, she remembers spending valuable time with her godmother who was a dressmaker. She collected fashion magazines as a hobby and spent time sketching several styles she believed would eventually come to life. Her parents decided it would be a great idea to let her attend a fashion magnet high school. Shortly before graduation the Congo experienced some political turmoil, so Marianne accepted the great opportunity to move to the United States.
Our girl CK is making her presence known in Hollywood’s celebrity list, dressing up the finest and newest actresses with her Christiane King Collection. I guess Project Runway 7 judges were wrong by eliminating this talented Ivory Coast lady from their show.