Christian Siriano is one of those designers who’s usually all about more is more is fierce. But following last season’s showing of dramatic ball skirts and chartreuse, the designer has honed in on tighter silhouettes and muted colors for fall.
While the glitz was turned down a notch at yesterday’s show, he did manage to sneak the sparkly stuff onto each of his show shoes.
Actresses Gabourey Sidibe and Mena Suvari watched from the front row, as J-pop-y songs blared and a surprisingly wide range of wearable pieces trotted down the runway. Sharp leather jackets, stovepipe trousers, and an array of body-hugging shift dresses made way for the Siriano signatures: Eveningwear dresses, mostly comprised of sheared tulle ruffles.
During the finale, Siriano stepped out to a standing ovation from the celebrity corridor and yelping praise from a standing room presumably filled with his fashion student fans. It proved that a strong public persona is sometimes just as valuable than strong design.