The 38-year-old designer from NYC beat out the competition, Nzimiro Oputa and Ronnie Escalante, and was crowned the winner of the first season of NBC's Fashion Star.
Each of her collections were sold for $2 million to H&M, Macy's, and Saks Fifth Avenue.
She later expressed her excitement, saying:
"I feel so overwhelmed. I don't know what to say. I'm so thrilled… at the opportunity to keep going and keep designing. This is so exciting, so thrilling!"
Mentor Nicole Richie told the final three contestants:
"I have such a deep amount of respect for all three of you, and you should be extremely proud of where you are tonight."
While a tearful Jessica Simpson, and fellow mentor, said:
"Each and every one of you, the people that you are and what you represent, you've inspired me to be better."
So inspiring! Way to go, Kara! Congratulations… You deserve this!
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