New York Fashion Week: The Who, What, Wear of Christian Siriano’s SS22 Runway Show
September 15, 2021
Christian Siriano Spring/Summer 2022 Runway Show
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 / 7:00 p.m. ET / Gotham Hall in New York City
Christian Siriano Designer, Katie Holmes Actress, Lil’ Kim Musician, Busy Philipps Actress, Kristin Chenoweth Actress and Singer, Alicia Silverstone Actress, Kim Petras Musician, Coco Rocha Model, Leah McSweeney Entrepreneur, Christine Quinn Television Personality, Slayyyter Musician, María Zardoya Musician, Aquaria Drag Queen, Nico Tortorella Actor and Activist, Bethany C. Meyers CEO of the be.come project, Alok Vaid-Menon Writer and Performance Artist, Caroline Vazanna Author, Stylist, and Influencer, with a special performance from Marina.
“In a time when so many of us need an escape from the world, fashion is a great place to explore. For this collection I went back to a simpler time and looked to my past. I was inspired by the Italian women in my life. The old photographs of my grandmother in the 60’s and 70’s on holiday in Positano wearing her apricot orange dress inspired an Italian coastal collection filled with color and joy. I wanted it to feel powerful and strong but also romantic like any true Italian woman. Vintage lace appliques and signature dramatic silhouettes are shown throughout along with cascading evening gowns and sharp tailored suits. I hope this collection transports you like it did me and demonstrates that fashion remains to be both nostalgic but also hopeful for what is to come in the future.” – Christian Siriano
CHRISTIAN SIRIANO X GLORIA VANDERBILT:
The finale of the show consisted of a group of models exclusively revealing a variety of denim pieces from the upcoming collaboration between Christian Siriano and Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans.
About Christian Siriano
Award-winning CFDA designer Christian Siriano launched his eponymous collection in 2008 following his studies in London under Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. Known for whimsical and show-stopping design, the collection is shown each season at New York Fashion Week and sold in retailers across the globe. In 2012, the first flagship Christian Siriano store opened in NYC, and his latest retail venture, The Curated NYC, is located in the heart of midtown. Siriano’s designs have been worn by current FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden, former FLOTUS Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie, Oprah, Zendaya, Ariana Grande, Julianne Moore, Lady Gaga, Tiffany Haddish, Billy Porter, Cardi B, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Whoopi Goldberg and Julia Roberts to name but a few. Siriano was named among Time’s 100 Most Influential People for his leading contributions to body diversity on the runway and red carpet.
Most recently Christian has been heralded for leading the PPE charge during the COVID-19 pandemic. His atelier shifted entirely from clothes to masks and to date he and his team have shipped over one million masks to frontline workers in the New York area. 2020 also saw Siriano launch his own digital BRAVO talk show called “SO SIRIANO” which saw him break down all things fashion and pop culture with guests ranging from Drew Barrymore, Leslie Jones, Billy Porter, Ashley Graham, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Sia. And Christian fulfilled a longtime passion when he added interior designer to his impressive list of credits with the debut of his newest venture, Siriano Interiors, and a full custom furniture collection. With over a decade of fashion experience, the Siriano design studio continues to celebrate beauty and diversity in this ever-changing fashion industry.