Christian Siriano Biography
Christian Siriano is an American fashion designer and also a member of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America). His prominence came after he won the fourth season of “Project Runway” and became the youngest person to ever win the competition. He launched his namesake collection in 2008 which attained returns of about 5 million dollars by 2012.
He began designing at age 13 as he was working as a hair washer and styling assistant at Bubbles Salon in Annapolis, eventually moving towards styling.
Christian Siriano Age
He was born on the 18th of November 1985 in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. As of 2018, he is 33 years old.
Christian Siriano Family
He was born to a very supportive family. His parents encouraged him, along with his sister to pursue a field involving creativity. His family is of German and Italian Ethnicities.
Christian Siriano Husband / Dating
He was previously married to singer-songwriter Brad Walsh. The two got engaged on the 28th of July 2013 and exchanged engagement bracelets instead of rings. On the 9th of July 2016, the gay couple formalized their relationship in a ceremony held at their summer home in Danbury. The couple separated in May 2018. Recently, in March 2019, Christian went into a relationship with Kyle Smith.
Christian Siriano Career
One of his first projects was when he was working as a hair washer and styling assistant at Bubbles Salon in Annapolis and eventually began sewing clothes for the salon’s annual hair shows at age 13. He also worked as a freelance make-up artist as well as making wedding gowns and holding an intern position at Marc Jacobs. He then decided to audition for “Project Runway” after getting the idea from a suggestion from a friend of his mother. Christian advanced to the show’s finals and won a spot to show a twelve-piece final collection at New York Fashion Week. His collection in the competition featured ruffles, feathers, and headwear. Siriano was announced the winner of the show’s fourth season, winning a fashion spread in Elle magazine, a 2008 Saturn Astra, and $100,000 US to start his own label.
He started his own fashion line, Christian Siriano, which debuted at New York Fashion Week on September 13, 2008. He was named one of Crain’s Top 40 Entrepreneurs Under 40 in 2010 and reporting that his line returned revenue amounting to over 1.2 million as of 2010. He opened his first flagship store on Elizabeth Street in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood in September 2012. He also launched his first fragrance in early 2014. He has gained a lot of acquaintanceships with several well-known celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Emily Blunt, Lady Gaga, Maggie Grace, Christina Hendricks, Nicki Minaj, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, Christina Ricci, Taylor Swift, Solange Knowles, and Shailene Woodley.
He was included in the Council of Fashion Designers of America in June 2013 after having been rejected back in 2011. He created ensemble costumes for the fairies, specifically Zarina, in the Disney animated film The Pirate Fairy.
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Christian Siriano Quotes
- Fashion is not superficial; it is a dynamic tool to transform oneself, and it can be used to command the attention of those around you
- My name is out there right now. I’m creative and innovative. I should capitalize on it.
- I’m young and I have a lot of experience and I learn quickly.
- You can wear whatever, be whatever, do whatever you want.
- There are still places to go, there are still dinners, there are still parties, and you can still get dressed up. That’s part of having fun in fashion.
- There’s no one piece everyone should avoid, but obviously, there are some things that don’t fit the right way on everyone.
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