Christian Siriano Fall 2014 Collection

Posted on February 09, 2014

Fine. Let’s just get this over with. Midway through the show, Tom said with no small amount of alarm to Lorenzo, “You realize we’re going to be in every single picture taken of this collection, right?” After panicking for a moment, Lorenzo replied,” Yeah, but no one’s going to notice us.” That’s not entirely true, since we just went out of the way to point out our presence in all the pics, but Lorenzo meant that the collection is so eye-catching that no one in their right mind would be distracted by our big, busy heads in the background.

It’s safe to say that Christian Siriano has grown up as a designer right in full view of everyone, maturing with each collection he puts out. We could say that this collection represents his French period, since it’s deliberately and successfully calling back to classic Dior and Saint Laurent. Dramatic, feminine, sophisticated and chic, this is Christian’s best collection yet.

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: IMAXtree]

    • Sunraya

      I have been incredibly unimpressed with Siriano’s work since PR. Having said that, I love this! THIS is the Siriano I thought had all of the talent in the world. It shows his drama and flair, but in a much more mature way!

      Edited to add: is that you on the left??? Looking great, very polished! Wish I was there!

    • MilaXX

      So pretty ! I love the colors and I wish I had some where to wear that hat.

      • Glenn Johnson

        Anywhere you wish to, darling! :-) With some gorgeous flats and a killa attitude….this is Ginny using Glenn’s account again. I bought him a bowler hat for his birthday and he gets complimented every time he wears it.

    • Sam Smith

      Lovely, I prefer Christian’s designed when he reigns himself in a bit. This collection is wonderful, chic, mature, a bit of drama but not too much,

    • bertkeeter

      Not floating my boat. Matronly and a bit costumey at best!

      • Monabel

        It grieves me when people use “matronly” as a disparagement. Some of us older types want to look fabulous without being mutton dressed as lamb. Quite apart from how alluring refinement and dignity can be on the young and cute.

        • CelandineM

          Exactly, more clothes for grownups please.

        • demidaemon

          I don’t find this matronly at all. I have a much better word to describe it: Elegant.

        • Saturnine

          I think “matronly” is acceptable to describe a style that ages the wearer. Some red-carpet starlets, for example, dress in clothing that makes them appear much older (and care-worn) than their years. “Older types looking fabulous” are by definition not matronly, and of course, absolutely nothing (except dressing as lamb) limits older women from looking fabulous. I’ve even described clothes for my pre-teen daughter as matronly (black cocktail dresses for the tween set, anyone?). Maybe this is my own idiosyncratic use of the word. It wouldn’t be the first time.

          Matronly is *still* the PR judges’ go-to disparagement for what they think are somber and ageing clothes, followed closely by “librarian” (which I think is completely off the mark) and M-O-B (well. . . . ).

          On topic: It’s classic, and I like Christian quite a bit, but I’m underwhelmed by this collection. I usually expect a “wow” piece somewhere, and I didn’t see it.

          • anneland

            When, on PR, the judges bang on about young, young, young, it needs to be young and fresh… I just think it’s so ridiculous. Hey, Nina, you aren’t young. Hey, Heidi, you aren’t young.

        • marlie

          I agree, to a certain extent. But the word “matronly” also makes me think of something frumpy and unflattering. While this collection might appeal to – and look fabulous on – older ladies, there’s nothing matronly about it. This collection is classic and classy, not “matronly.”

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

            Yes, to me matronly is mature + dowdy, not just grown-up.

          • Aurumgirl

            Your definition of matronly is right on the money. There is nothing aging and frumpy here, it’s very much classic and appealing, and the clothes make the wearer look chic and elegant, not frumpy and old.

            That said, it’s an extremely nostalgic look. The first photo in the slideshow, with the coat/skirt suit and the black turtle neck? Picture that coat and skirt in a celadon green, worn with a cream silk blouse and cream/caramel two toned pumps in exactly the same shape as the shoe the model’s wearing. That is my mother’s wedding outfit in 1960. Same shape and almost the same shoe. It looks familiar and polished, but it also carries the elegance of a feminine look from the past.

        • MoHub

          I’m 62 and would wear almost everything in this collection simply because it’s not matronly; it’s mature, and there’s a big difference.

          • Monabel

            Thee speaks my mind, sister.

        • Jean Beaton Leavitt

          I’ve been noticing a lot of agists comments just about everywhere lately, I find it disturbing.

          • Sunraya

            Our society worships youth. Me, I like being 52, and would never go back if I couldn’t take my hard earned knowledge with me!

            • Jean Beaton Leavitt

              I liked being 52 too! :-)

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com/ The Gifted Collector

        But Bert, didn’t the judges call your designs matronly? I, for one, did not agree and thought they were classic. I loved that more mature women could wear your clothes and still look fabulously stylish.

      • VicD

        He uses the fabrics to great effect, but there’s not a single here I’d want to wear.

    • Betsy

      I love this collection. It’s like a walking Audrey Hepburn movie.

      • Nicholas

        Breakfast at Tom and Lorenzo’s.

      • CelandineM

        Maybe Dior should should give Christian a call.

        • RedRaven17

          My Fair Lady….

        • AthenaJ

          Exactly, Christian is doing Dior better than Dior!

    • DeTrop

      This is his best to date. Not too fond of the big ball gowns. I prefer the sleeker looks. Love the styling and especially the hats.

      • kimmeister

        J’adore les chapeaux!!!

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

      Tom’s teal trousers coordinate very nicely with this collection! And love Lorenzo’s bag.

      Anyway, I love this and were I in the position to I would wear the hell out of it.

      • MemHey

        I had to go back through and purposefully look for them – because truly the clothes are all I could see! Well done, Wunderkind!

    • Adrianna Grężak

      Project Runway is kind of like America’s Next Top Model (false promise that the show finds the next great American designer), but that Project Runway exposed Christian Siriano, one designer that I would say is on the calbier of his peers in the fashion industry.

      • Frank_821

        Actually I think it’s more precise to say PR is like any of these reality competition shows (Top Chef, American Idol, Voice). Simon Cowell once stated something very insightful. They get tens of thousands of people audition for AI each year. Many of them are talented but really only 1 or 2 each year have what it takes to be a star. Of those even fewer have what it tkes to be a genuine star. Kelly Clarkson justifies the’s show’s existence with each continued success she’s had over the past 12 years

        Christian is PR’s Kelly Clarkson. he’s their proof it is (or at least once) possible for the show to discover an unknown with star potentil and jumpstart their career

        • Adrianna Grężak

          I agree with what you’re saying. I love shows like Top Chef (though I’ve burnt out and stopped watching, Season 10 finale/win seemed staged), and I still rewatch the pre-Lifetime seasons of Project Runway. I think the Bravo shows focused more on being accepted by the respective industries, whereas the Lifetime version of Project Runway got very formulaic.

          • demidaemon

            I didn’t like that finale–which made me glad they went back to the more traditional finale set-up for S11 (and also that they listen to critique)–but more so for the set-up than the actual competitors. I actually thought that they chose the best two finalists for that season, but I don’t necessarily like when there is no discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of an overall meal.

            I still love Top Chef, though. See my comment below.

            • Adrianna Grężak

              Season 10 bothered me since they were determined to send people to watch the Last Chance Kitchen online, and I feel Kristin’s win was set up to validate LCK. Andy Cohen repeatedly said in interviews that Bravo works to incorporate new media and the internet into the viewing experience

            • demidaemon

              I would agree with you, if I didn’t feel that she rightfully moved on to the finale from the Top 3 challenge, and Brooke hadn’t made so many mistakes in the actual finale. I think Kristin earned her win. The fact that it validated LCK was just a glorious bonus, and the Emmys seem inclined to agree on its quality.

            • largishbearishAtlish

              ugh, I just hate being ‘forced’ to watch the Last Chance Kitchen (I refuse). I want to watch TV, not be ‘coerced’ into watching ‘new media’ (and Bravo is getting really bad about cluttering the screen with voting and other nonsense)

        • Glam Dixie

          I agree with your point 100% but actually Carrie Underwood is AI’s biggest star, (and I hate country music) by far. 2012 Carrie earned 31 million and Kelly earned 7 million so it’s not even close, but both are huge successes. I wish PR could claim more than one big star, but they just don’t seem to have any staying power coming out of the show. They need to have a ‘Where are they now?’ episode and let us know what kind of after show success, however small, the alumni have had.

          • Frank_821

            Oh I know Carrie has made the most dough-another thing Simon predicted. I used Kelly because she’s was the first winner and the longest established star. For me Carrie is proof that Kelly wasn’t a fluke. Sadly there’s no equivalent to Carrie for PR

            • Glam Dixie

              For all of the criticism Simon got over the years, he was usually spot on with stuff like that. He also predicted Adam Lambert to be the first internationally successful idol and this has also proven to be true. Heidi and crew need to take a page from his book.

          • Qitkat

            I would LOVE to watch a “Where are they now?” show. Especially for those of us who have become more and more disenchanted as the years go by, it would be so interesting to see how our long-gone favorites have evolved and succeeded, or not.

            • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

              Especially now Clay Aiken is going into politics. That’d make a follow-up show much more interesting.

            • Qitkat

              Ha! Really? Interesting, but I was actually referring to a possible Project Runway WATN? show.

          • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

            Carrie Underwood is an AI alum? I had no idea! That’s a very impressive achievement for the show.

            • marlie

              I suppose that’s a testament to her ongoing success – and Kelly Clarkson’s; “AI Winner” isn’t their biggest claim to fame, and at this point, it’s probably pretty low on their resumes. Not many/any of the other winners can say the same (except maybe Adam Lambert. Maybe.).

            • oldscrumby

              Well dude from Daughtry and Phillip Phillips are AI alums as well, though not winners. I’d be interested in how many people on those shows were able to leverage the experience either towards a career/better career in their fields.

            • marlie

              True. And there’s also Jennifer Hudson… But I have no idea who Daughtry and Phillip Phillips is/are, so shows how much I know. ;)

            • oldscrumby

              Ooh, I always forget Hudson. The other two are semi-successful pop acts. Daughtry is a whinier version of Nickleback that picked up an AI contestant for their lead singer after seeing him there. According to cocohall below Phillip Phillips might have won his season; he’s basically American Idol’s answer to Mumford and Son’s, sooo… bland, folk-inspired love songs.

            • cocohall

              I think Philip Phillips did win his season? Some AI folks have found their way to Broadway (Fantasia, Constantine) and little Kelly Pickler has also done fairly well for herself. It is interesting that no one from the Voice has really broken out yet. Miranda Lambert was on some country reality show, and even Timberlake was a contestant (in a cowboy outfit, no less) on Star Search when he was a kid. My guess is that many of the people who do well on Idol or any of the shows are a bit stunned by how much pole dancing is really involved in making it big. And how much stamina is required. So even extremely talented people will opt out because they just aren’t temperamentally or physically suited to the demands of touring and performing. Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys or pop stars . . . . .

            • oldscrumby

              I do have a theory that the more successful ones are the ones who’ve been trying to break into the biz and have a better idea of all the hoop jumping it involved. I imagine if you haven’t dealt with the music industry system before it can be kind of disheartening.

            • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

              There have been a few reality shows in the UK looking for cast members for West End musicals, and your theory is certainly supported by those. A few people with nice voices will do well in the opening rounds, but it’s the theatre babies who’ve been trained as triple threats and have been doing am-dram since birth who end up succeeding. And even they end up burning out pretty quickly on a 6 shows a week schedule.

      • Gatto Nero

        The year Christian won was maybe the last great season of the show.

        • Susan Carson

          I agree, the fourth season of PR was the most exciting as all of them had the goods that year. And CS’s line is wonderful, loving his whole collection, very sophisticated.
          However, It takes more than anyone realizes to get ahead in the fashion business. Read the bios on folks like Zac Posen, he is (and always has been) fabulously connected to all sorts of influential people and most of the designers on PR do not have those connections. The 100,000 grand prize money which sounds like a huge amount of money in truth does not go very far to create a collection, get in a showroom , pay the monthly showroom rate (5,000-10,000/ month) for the showroom to try to get them into a store(s) or not, or do the trade shows like Coterie which at a minimum is 15000 for a small booth and hope like hell that some buyers like your product. Ultimately, these designers need backers in order to design or work for a large company and try to work their way up the ladder.
          It is extremely difficult to get buyers to purchase lines that are not well established, so in many ways it is not surprising that only a few PR designers are heard from after the show.
          By the way Carol Hannah has done a very nice job in getting her wedding gowns into lots of bridal shops so while not as splashy as doing Fashion Week as Siriano it seems she is doing quite well.

        • SouthernGirlRena

          There was some incredible talent on his cycle. I LOVED Jillian’s jackets. IMO, she could have won the vast majority of subsequent seasons.

          • Adrianna Grężak

            I loved Jillian’s jackets and style too. Do you know what she’s doing now?

        • cocohall

          Yes, because it also introduced the world to Chris March. I loved the avant grade dress the two of them made together. And the way Chris was so bemused by Christian’s meltdowns “It’s time for someone to give the baby his bottle.”

          • largishbearishAtlish

            I do wish they would bring back Chris March’s show, just for that wonderful laugh…or as our loving uncles called him “Sissy Bear” :)

            • cocohall

              I adored his show! I agree, his laugh is like a tonic. But I cannot imagine the extra headache of having cameras everywhere when you are trying to deal with such eccentric clients and challenging projects. He probably generated more than enough business from one season of the show that he doesn’t need to continue. Can he at least come back and judge an unconventional materials challenge? Please Project Runway Gods?

          • Gatto Nero

            Love Chris March, and his work on PR and his own show. Even (especially?) the dark, neo-goth collection that got him eliminated just before the PR finale, incorporating the human hair, which freaked the judges out so much.

      • http://vispreeve.tumblr.com/ Den Milano

        Reality competitions can’t create stars – they can only find them.

        P.S. T Lo, have you seen Michael Costello’s collection? :)

        • demidaemon

          It’s true. I will say, if you look at Top Chef, though, more of their winners have had some degree of success, which I think is twofold. 1) Top Chef is one of the–if not THE–most respected reality competitions in the business. It’s recognized by the James Beard Awards. 2) Food is something that is innately more approachable for the general public. If you compare the cost of going to a meal at one of the winner’s restaurants to buying a single piece from a PR winner’s collection, you will notice a striking difference.

    • http://theargiehome.blogspot.com/ Gus Casals

      Gorgeous.
      You guys don´t look half bad either :)

    • Chuck Barthelme

      Wow, I actually pretty much like it all.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      More capes! The world is slowly becoming more fabulous and tasteful.

      • largishbearishAtlish

        LOVE the capes…could not agree more, sophisticated, classy….simple (in that magical sort of way) bravo.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      these are all clothes for the grown ups in the room. Bravo Christian. This is a stunning and wearable collection. The colors are glorious and the finishing, perfect.

    • Jessica Freeman

      I love so very much how well he has done. This is the proof he definitely deserves to be where he is.

    • Constant Reader

      I unreservedly love this entire collection! Christian was always crazy-talented and it’s nice to see him maturing in his talent.

    • Jackie Lorden

      Very ladylike. And that’s a compliment.

    • PastryGoddess

      j’adore this collection. Chic, modern, and interesting. Brava, Christian

    • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

      Mostly amazingly gorgeous with the occasional egads wtf. The coats that make the models look the size of a small car are probably not going to be suited to the rest of us.. that purple one is HIDDY.

      Would have been nice to get an in focus shot of the two of you and your outfits.. is that a beanie Lorenzo is wearing? We would like to know more about this. We’re wacky that way. :)

    • Ceur

      Hate the eye makeup, love the clothes.

    • LilyVanessi

      One word – Fabulous.

    • Pennymac

      So Very Amazing! No more Princess Puffy Sleeves; Christian has proved that he is the real deal. This collection is chic and classy, and celebrates the feminine. It has a kind of 50’s glamour, modernized. I adore it!

      Edited to add: I love playing “Spot the Uncles”! Your seating made it too easy!

      • Gatto Nero

        It’s been great to watch him mature away from those exaggerated silhouettes and toward refinement and richer textiles. This collection struck me the same way (’50s glamour, modernized). Looking forward to the next stage.

    • TigerLaverada

      I pretty much love all of this. He’s maturing into a wonderful designer, and it’s such a pleasure to see.

    • Donna Schmidt

      Wow!

    • yethica

      This seems more Dior than Dior is at the moment… Simons seems to be consciously rejecting the “typical” Dior silhouette. Good for Siriano to take it on. Good, and pretty successful, I say.

      • random_poster

        You are dead on. This collection is sophisticated, wonderful and dramatic for all the right reasons.

    • Judy_J

      Thumbs up. This is a great collection.

    • Fred Vaughn

      Fierce from the start!

    • Jen

      Goodness, when the post started with, “Fine. Let’s just get this over with.” I feared that you were going to say how awful the collection was or something. It’s fantastic though, whew.

    • SewingSiren

      Too distracted by the T and Lo porn. Tom and Lorenzo, Tom, Lorenzo, Tom and Lorenzo, Tom , Tom, Lorenzo, Lorenzo and Tom. And what is the bag between your legs? Fabulous and Happy Fashion week!

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

        Pretty sure it is the Burberry bag as featured in their Fashion Week Essentials piece on the Daily Beast.

    • appliquer

      Wow – love everything in the collection! And I saw you two before looking at the garment!

    • Beabop

      Spectacular! From head to toe to hand bag!

    • LaSylphide

      Usually, by the time I get down to the thumbnails I don’t even bother expanding them; by that time I’m bored and/or appalled at what I’m seeing. This time, I went through the thumbnails twice. No complete misses, a few mundane (#13 & 14 of the thumbnails), nothing fashion-toward in the Alexander McQueen sense, but all wearable, beautiful and flattering. Love the white and b&ws, adore the purples, surprised to like the shiny.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Very beautiful collection. Rich colors and textures.

    • Charles

      I think I love all these looks because they’re not only visually arresting and so chic but because of how far he’s come. Thinking back to his winning PR collection, it was gorgeous but so over the top, which over full collections could looked messy in the overall cohesiveness or just become numbing when so many looks are extravagant. But he’s really finding his ability to distill himself down into something truly remarkable without overloading you on first look.

    • pookiesmom

      WOW, this is gorgeous. I wanna play dress up in this closet!

    • StellaZafella

      Stella wants the white cape and slacks…NOW. Stella would FIND a place to wear the white cape and slacks. Yes, Stella is referring to herself in the 3rd person…in the white caps and slacks…Stella doesn’t care!

    • Michele Sacks Lowenstein

      I loved watched Christian Siriano on PR. It was exciting to the see the discovery of such a wonderful talent. I have enjoyed all of his collections and this one is as TLO say, clearly the best yet. Congratulations to Christian on this success.

    • jw_ny

      This is a beautiful and refined collection. I like a lot of his past work, which has tended to be more grandiose…this is nice to see for a change and shows his range. I especially like the b & w checked fabric; and the one short sleeved, black, mesh gown.

      And, very cool for you, TLo, to have such prominent seats! Had you known ahead of time, you could have had a copy of your book strategically placed, peeking out of your bag. XD (kidding!)

    • belfebe

      I actually like it better than Dior’s. He’s truly grown up.

    • Laylalola

      I like his personality, but his style has always struck me as oddly fuddy-duddy and out of date by several decades.

    • Frank_821

      I always look forward to Christian’s runway. I always found him rather bratty on the show but ultimately likable and exceptionally talented. I love love how we get to see him evolve and develop. PR made it possible but he has the talent and acumen to succeed and give the show the creds it lusted after

      I always like how other people never used the word prodigy to describe. I’ve seen a number of designers whoa re 12-16 that have been given that title when they don’t deserve it. McQueen was a prodigy. Elissa JImenez more wisely used wunderkind to describe the boy

    • Toby Wollin

      OKAY, Christian!! Gorgeous stuff which would look terrific on almost everyone, very wearable, AND stuff that (well, you’d have to work in a large metro, where women are expected to dress up) could actually be worn to work. Love the coat and pant ensembles.

    • MaggieMae

      Lovely. Classics. Nicely edited.

    • MaggieMae

      Front row, bitches! Nice!

    • Glam Dixie

      You were right, Uncles, after the first couple of looks I completely forgot you were there. Gorgeous, clothes, bags, shoes, I love it all. I’m more and more impressed with Christian with every collection.

    • alyce1213

      Wow. Great maturity in this collection. Even the fuzzy pieces are somewhat restrained, not too fuzzy.
      The greens and purples are so beautiful.
      This is a big step for him. Bravo.

    • quiltrx

      Wow, I love pretty much every bit of this! I’ve always admired his ability to select beautiful textiles, and he’s certainly showing that here. Beautiful shapes, and it looks like so much of it moved beautifully. And CAPES! And I’m pretty sure I NEED one of those big, boxy bags.

    • boweryboy

      Some of the silhouettes are bulky and few of the fabric choices are stiff, but overall it’s a decidedly feminine and mostly wearable collection. Although a fishnet pantsuit seems highly impractical for fall.

    • joything

      You’re right, TLo, I didn’t see a single blogger in this collection. I had to go back and hunt them down on purpose. BRAVO, SIRIANO!

    • The Counselor

      I’m happy to see the Dior and YSL legacies have some current play, even if it’s not within their own houses.

    • trisker

      LOVE seeing you guys behind all these beautiful clothes!

    • http://twitter.com/growinspirals rachael hodder

      Judy Jetson does film noir. <3

    • MzzPants

      1. Now I need a purple fur coat. 2. I had to see what you were doing in every shot. 3. To echo MaggieMae: front row bitches! Nice work.

    • NMMagpie

      LOVE. All of it.

      It’s nice to see you both in the front row, as it should be.

    • Latin Buddy

      Not to take away from Christian…but this is more Dior than anything Raf has done with the brand. Gorge

    • MarieLD

      Weirdess… the black off-the-shoulder dress is one that I’ve always wanted. But in navy. And maybe with long sleeves. AND (here’s the weird part) I could have sworn Audrey Hepburn wore a dress exactly like that when she gave Daisy Eagan her Tony award back in the early 90s. But I looked just now to see if I could find a photo of it and it turns out Hepburn wasn’t wearing an off-the-shoulder dress at all. She would have looked gorgeous in many of these. It’s a very sophisticated collection and I love it.

    • demidaemon

      Beautiful. Elegant. And one word I never thought I would use to describe PPS: Sleek. That is what I truly love about this collection: it’s utter sleekness.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Really beautiful, chic, elegant, all the approving adjectives for a collection destined for sophisticated, discerning women with Big Bux. I wish I had an existence that necessitated and justified some of these outfits. PPS is the success story of Project Runway.

    • alliekat9090

      This is gorgeous,elegant and above all, wearable stuff. Bravo Christian! I actually got the tingles in my special places looking at it.

    • understateddiva

      I can see a lot of the British or other European royals in these, at least at showier events. I wonder if that’s where his eye is set? That would be a pretty brilliant move.

    • Eovaai

      Wow, this collection is GORGEOUS. And I love spotting the uncles in the back!

    • marlie

      This is such a beautiful collection – it’s impossible for me to say which pieces are my favorites! I love the green and the purple that CS used in this collection. Overall, it’s ladylike, elegant, and timeless.

      ETA: I also love how Tom’s pants coordinate with the collection!

    • Michelle Wilson

      Geez, Louise, Anna Cleveland gives me the eye rolls something fierce.

    • ArmoPrincess

      Love so much of this – silhouettes that will look good on all in colors that I LOVE.

    • macwell

      Easily the best work I’ve seen of his!

    • largishbearishAtlish

      <<>> he killed 2 teletubbies!!!!!! nooooooo!!!
      um…that is what the ugly purple pregnant (#2 and the bluegreen thing used to be right?) is this PETA-able??

    • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

      What a fun collection! I’ll take the skirts from the fourth and twelfth looks, as well as one of the black hats. The rest I will leave to dames less busty than myself.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      I think if anyone else had shown the shiny purple dress (is it the material or the lighting or both that is causing the wild effect (not knowing *anything* about material) it would look cheap or tacky- but CS makes it….wow…just wow.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234087433 Jen Freeman

      How cool are you that you get front row seats at Siriano’s show? Sometimes you must look at your life and say “When did THIS happen?”

    • VioletFem

      This is the first Christian Siriano collection that I genuinely love. The french socialite style he references is strongly reminiscent of
      Dior, but Siriano still manages to interpret this look with his specific aesthetic. It is by far his most sophisticated collection.

    • kat89

      I was looking at the collection on The Cut and one of the first things I noticed was you guys in the background! How funny! Anyway, I love this collection. In the past, there have always been a couple of Siriano pieces I’ve liked but this entire collection wowed me. I hope it does well.

    • AceOn6

      Love it. I think Christian finally figured out how to do a collection that will work in the real world. Almost everything can size up without losing it’s proportions or impact. Adele for the short silver one, please.

    • Alyssa

      I hope to see these gowns on the red carpet! Specifically, pics 14 & 16!

    • Julie Chase

      Gorgeous collection. And I would like Lorenzo’s bag please.

    • MoHub

      No question; the boy is a player. This is amazing, and I’d never have pegged it for Christian’s were it not labeled.

    • formerlyAnon

      big, busy handsome heads
      Okay, fixed.

    • Danielle

      That green and gold dress… *grabby hands*

    • formerlyAnon

      I like the aesthetic, and almost all of the shapes, and the vast majority of the fabrics. I think I very much like the b&w patterned shoes. He really does know how to make a gown on/for a woman’s body.

      I won’t gush because I think he’s going to do better.

    • Shawn EH

      Love the black floorlength gown with the full skirt; it’s calling out to Kiera Knightley.

    • Joanna

      I would wear pretty much anything in this collection – exquisite, sexy without being body-bearing, classy. Love love love!

    • Kent Roby

      Damn, our boy has staying power. Love.

    • CatherineRhodes

      Love every single piece. Wow.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      I like this collection a lot and I’m not usually a fan of his collections. Very polished.

    • Imasewsure

      Love love the short print dresses but not loving those silver pieces. Still I see Diane Kruger in all of this!

    • largishbearishAtlish

      The Skirt and the Dress….what IS that material? (I know nothing about material)… the more I look the more intrigued I am…cloth? some kind of neoprene? is it the lights hitting it making the design? (I doubt it but)… some type of polyester? (the super shiny) I wonder how that would look (and more importantly be recieved) on a red carpet?

    • GeoDiva

      I wish my life was chic enough to wear any of these. Love it.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I’m with you-I just wish that I could afford and had the life to merit wearing several of these looks, especially that black pantsuit combo with the dramatic cape/scarf thing over the model’s left shoulder. Well done, Christian!

    • Kimi Colney

      wow

    • AthenaJ

      Uncles, don’t even worry – you look quite fashionable and handsome!

    • Corsetmaker

      It’s very close to fabulous, but there’s something just not quite right about it. Many of the fabrics are just a touch to bulky, seams that look just a bit clunky and cuts and tailoring that need sharpened up a little. It is very, very Dior. Maybe I’m just being picky because I do really like it.

    • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

      Very sophisticated, and very accessible. And you guys are too cute.

    • Alloy Jane

      I think it’s absolutely appropriate for you boys to be in all the pictures.

      And I’m surprised that I like most of this, not that I’m not a fan, he was my favorite aside from Sissy Bear in their season. But I wondered if he’d ever move away from McQueen lite and yes, he has, but… I know it’s nearly impossible in this day to NOT be derivative, but I’m hoping that his “French” period is just one of those phases on the way to his earth shattering fashion revolution.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Love this almost as much as I love your front row status and PLEASE let hats become a thing!