This year's Project Runway: Season 7, aired on January 14, 2010. One of the contestants was Ping Wu, a
Chicago based Fashion Designer. According to ChicagoFashionResource, "In May 2007, she fulfilled her long-time dream by launching her own fashion line, Ping Wu, in Chicago, and setting up her showroom and work base in both Chicago and Chengdu, China, her hometown. The MCA Store of the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art discovered her and bought her entire collection in April 2007. MCA selected her as one of five accessory artists/designers featured in a special event for their 40th anniversary celebration on October 27, 2007."
According to ChicagoFashionResource, in past shows, "Ping was invited as an accessory designer to participate in Chicago is… Red Hot! fashion show on September 26, 2008. On October 11, 2008, she was invited to design fashion accessories made of candies for Sweet Chic, a fundraising event for the Spina Bifida Association of Illinois at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art."