Mychael Knight 'Project Runway' Star in Frail Shape at Last Fashion Show

10/19/2017 12:30 AM PDT

'Project Runway' Finalist Mychael Knight in Frail Condition at Last Fashion Show

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"Project Runway" finalist Mychael Knight was still hard at work one month before his death, but an intestinal disorder was already taking a visible toll on his body.

TMZ obtained a video of Mychael at what's believed to be the last fashion show he attended ... on September 8 in NYC. While the beloved designer was posing with models ... irritable bowel syndrome left him looking incredibly fragile.

As we reported ... the season 3 sensation died Tuesday morning in a Georgia hospital where he'd been getting treatment for IBS ... which he said was destroying his immune system.

He was 39.