Who is Christian Siriano?
Christian Siriano (full name: Christian Vincent Siriano) is an American fashion designer born on November 18, 1985, in Annapolis, Maryland, U.S. He is also a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
Initially, he gained recognition after he won Project Runway as the youngest person to win the design competition show. In 2008, Siriano launched a collection named after his name Christian Siriano. In 2010, the collection brought him over $1.2 million. By 2012, it is estimated to have reached $5 million.
Being raised in Annapolis, Maryland, he attended Broadneck Senior High School for a year and later transferred to Baltimore School for the Arts. In school, he was allowed to choose fashion design as his course of study. However, he was rejected by the Fashion Institute of Technology. He chose to go study abroad at American InterContinental University in London, England.
Siriano began interning at Vivienne Westwood after a recommendation by a teacher in his senior year. He later interned at Alexander McQueen whom ASiriano recognizes as his favorite designer.
After been rejected in 2011, Siriano was finally inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in June 2013. Primarily, the acceptance into the CFDA is considered prestigious and validating for fashion designers. According to the association’s chief executive. it is not uncommon for designers to be rejected in their first or second application.
How Old is Christian Siriano?
Siriano is 34 years old as of 2019. He was born on 18, November 1985 in Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.
Christian Siriano Height
Siriano stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches.
Christian Siriano Family
Siriano was born to his father Peter Siriano and mother Joye Siriano. He has an older sister. Siriano bears an Italian and German descent.
He has stated that his parents supported the arts and also encouraged him and his sister to pursue creative fields. In his childhood years, Siriano studied ballet. At the age of thirteen, Siriano began designing clothes. He also worked as a hair washer and a styling assistant at Bubbles Salon in Annapolis. Eventually, Siriano began sewing clothes for the salon’s annual hair shows.
Christian Siriano Husband
He is openly gay. Siriano married American singer and music producer Brad Walsh in July 2016. The couple got married after getting engaged on July 28, 2013.
Siriano and Walsh at their summer home in Danbury, Connecticut. For the ceremony, the couple wore black suits and exchanged bracelets instead of rings. Their wedding guests included Kelly Osbourne and also America’s Next Top Model’s Jay Manuel. The guests were encouraged to don white.
To many people’s surprise, the couple last shared a photo in May 2018 from an event honoring volunteer-based organization Bottomless Closet NYC. The organization outfits and trains women in need for job interviews.
Walsh confirmed on June 25, 2018, that they had separated the previous month. The designer’s representative confirmed the split further stating that the couple was together for 11 years, loved each other so much and all they requested is privacy.
Four months after their split, Siriano was spotted with a new boyfriend. As of March 2019, he was confirmed to be dating Kyle Smith.
Christian Siriano On Project Runway
Siriano auditioned for Project Runway after the suggestion of a friend’s mother. At his time on Project Runway, he won three challenges which were the most of any contestant in that season. He finally made it to the finals. He also won a spot to show a twelve-piece final collection at New York Fashion Week.
Siriano’s collection was made up of Musketeer-inspired couture, featuring ruffles, feathers, and headwear. In the show’s season finale aired on March 5, 2008, Victoria Beckham who was the guest judge praised his collection as being a “breath of fresh air”. She further stated that she would be honored to wear any piece of his clothing.
He was crowned the winner of the show’s fourth season. Siriano won a fashion spread in Elle magazine, a 2008 Saturn Astra, and also US$100,000 to start his own label. He serves as a mentor to the designers in the show’s season 17.
Christian Siriano Collection
Siriano’s very detailed fashion line joined the market on September 13, 2008, at the New York Fashion Week. Siriano’s wear is retailed at Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. He was then named one of Crain’s Top 40 Entrepreneurs Under 40 in 2010. It reported that his line had earned revenue of over $1.2 million that year. The collection’s revenue was estimated to be around $5 million in 2012.
In February 2018, Siriano celebrated the 10th anniversary of his fashion line. The celebration had a runway show of his Fall 2018 collection taking place in New York City. The show featured various models including Ashley Graham, Selma Blair, and Danielle Brooks. It was then attended by celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg, Cardi B, Laverne Cox, and Meg Ryan.
Being a red carpet favorite, Siriano has designed for various celebrities. She has worked with Christina Hendricks, Nicki Minaj, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, Christina Ricci, Taylor Swift, Solange Knowles, Shailene Woodley, and Victoria Beckham, Emily Blunt, Lady Gaga Maggie Grace Maggie Grace, Christina Hendricks, Nicki Minaj, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, Christina Ricci, and Taylor Swift,
In July 2016, Siriano offered to design a gown for Leslie Jones for the Ghostbusters premiere after she commented that several designers had refused to dress her.
He also styled several celebrities for the 74th Golden Globe Awards in January 2017.
Christian Siriano Michelle Obama
On July 25, 2016, Michelle Obama wore a royal blue dress designed by Siriano. This is when she was giving a speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Christian Siriano Store
His first flagship store was opened on Elizabeth Street in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood. The Christian Siriano store launch had celebrity guests who included Allison Williams, Heidi Klum, stylist Brad Goreski and also DJs The Misshapes.
Christian Siriano Perfume
In Early 2014, he launched his first fragrance.
Christian Siriano Payless Shoes
He designs seasonal collections of affordable shoes and also handbags for Payless ShoeSource, an ongoing guest designer collaboration since 2009.
This line expanded in 2011 when Siriano signed on to release four collections for the chain annually, including a higher-priced “Gold Collection.”
Christian Siriano Net Worth
Through his career as a fashion designer, Siriano has earned much. However, his exact net worth is not yet revealed.
Christian Siriano Clothes | Wedding Dresses
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