Christian Siriano, star of “Project Runway”, signing copies of Fierce Style
* 10/7/09 7:00 PM at Borders Books – Columbus Circle. New York, NY.
* 10/8/09 7:00 PM at Book Revue – New York Avenue. Huntington, NY.
* 10/10/09 2:00 PM at Borders Books – K Street NW. Washington DC.
* 10/15/09 9:30 PM at Book Soup – Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA.
* 10/17/09 2:00 AP at the Nordstroms Court – Mall of America. Bloomington, MN.
Christian Siriano, 23, was born to design. Raised by a creative family in Annapolis, Maryland, Christian began designing at just 13 years old and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts and the American Intercontinental University in London, where he interned with punk legend Vivienne Westwood, and with Alexander McQueen. Upon returning to the United States and moving to New York City, Christian’s big break came when he earned a spot on season four of Bravo’s hit program Project Runway. Despite fierce competition, Christian became the show’s youngest winner, fan favorite, and a rising star in the fashion world.
Since winning, Christian has designed for a growing list of celebrity clients which includes: style icon Victoria Beckham; supermodel Heidi Klum; actresses Mena Suvari, Vanessa Williams, Becki Newton, Maggie Grace, Tori Spelling, Shailene Woodley, Katrina Bowden, and Whoopi Goldberg in her role as host of the 2008 Tony Awards; and singers Lady GaGa, Pink, Estelle, Nicole Scherzinger and the Pussycat Dolls, Thalia, and Kimberley Locke. He has signed on to design a full couture collection to appear in the upcoming film Eloise in Paris, starring Uma Thurman.
Christian’s upcoming projects include joining the likes of Abaete and Alice + Olivia in creating a line of shoes and bags for Payless which will be available in September 2009, to be followed by a separate holiday collection in December. He has also created a line of make-up for Victoria’s Secret that will be sold in stores around the country beginning in August, the colors for which were inspired by ancient Egypt and complement his Fall 2009 collection. He will premiere a special holiday collaboration with Starbucks in November, and collaborated last year with Puma. Between his design projects, Christian has also written a style guide titled Fierce Style: How to Be Your Most Fabulous Self. The book will be available from Grand Central Publishing in October 2009, and he will embark on a book tour in the fall.
Christian Siriano shows a full collection every season as part of New York Fashion Week, with past shows being sponsored by LG, Sprint, Victoria’s Secret, Cibu International, and Aveda. Echoing his comments that Christian is “his generation’s Marc Jacobs,” Tim Gunn has remained a supporter since Christian’s time on Project Runway. “I’m extremely proud of him,” he stated to Newsday. “He really is the next great American fashion designer, I’m confident of it.”