Kudos to Christian Siriano!
Siriano’s spring 2010 collection shown Saturday was his third at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week following his stint on the reality show, and in that time he’s made his way to the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue and to the shoe aisles of Payless.
The collection was a lush take on Mediterranean travel, concluding with three intricate ball gowns that elicited spontaneous applause from a crowd that included actresses Mena Suvari and Tori Spelling and model Alessandra Ambrosio. A satin-faced organza strapless gown in blush, elegantly draped and with a beaded bodice, cried out for a red carpet.
“I feel like a proud dad,” said Tim Gunn, the “Project Runway” mentor. He said he knew Siriano would be a standout from the competition, and thinks he’s evolved into something more: “I believe he’s this generation’s Marc Jacobs. I do.” – from HuffPo
Alex has written for Vanity Fair, Barrons, Bloomberg and Condé Nast Traveler.