The 38-year-old from New York City beat Nzimiro Oputa and Ronnie Escalante to take the title and the grand prize, which will see them launch a collection in Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue and H&M. Kara went from being a fourth grade school teacher to fashion, created a line of unisex androgynous accessories called Collar, Stand + Tie and now winner on Fashion Star.
Laricks put her hands to her face and exclaimed "Oh my God!" as the result was announced.
She later added: "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!"
During the season finale, all three contestants were asked to create showcases comprising three items in an attempt to impress the buyers.
Mentor Nicole Richie told all three contestants that they should be proud of their accomplishments throughout the season, saying: "The important thing to remember here is that all three of you have sold to one of the biggest retailers in America, if not all of them."
BWTV inspirational moment when tearful Simpson told the contestants: "Each and every one of you, the people that you are and what you represent, you've inspired me to be better."
Fashion star winner Kara Larick's collection will now be available in all three stores, in a prize said to be worth up to $6m
Larick's style is a kind of a modern-day Annie Hall meets Japanese street style aesthetic., inspired by her love for menswear and avant-garde Japanese design aesthetic. She put s a new spin on the traditional women's fashion. Purchase designs on http://www.saksfifthavenue.com
Revel in the chicness of Kara's gender ambiguous shirt-dress.