“My goal was to make my mannequin more interesting, different and better than all the others – but the most important thing I did was stay optimistic…I even told Patrick that I was going to win. My clients, friends, colleagues and family helped me stay positive and proactive during the voting and I am forever grateful,” explains Rosenkranz.
“Meeting an industry icon like Tabatha Coffey was a great experience, she’s accomplished so much in her career, she’s very inspiring…and of course the 25K was great. Yes, I did use it to buy an engagement ring,” adds Rosenkranz who recently returned from Paris where he proposed to longtime girlfriend Natalie Navarre, manager of public relations for Yves Saint Laurent Beaute.
Four years ago, Rosenkranz hooked up with Patrick McIvor, Matrix Artistic Director and owner of patrick mcivor color studios to target development in the Lehigh Valley. Rosenkranz also keeps busy with his work in education for Matrix, and when he’s not teaching, he is often recruited for his renowned cutting and finishing skills for New York Fashion Week, editorial shoots and TV segments.