Emmys 2022: THE HOUSE OF SIRIANO, Starring Jean Smart, Mariska Hargitay, Robin Thede, Melanie Lynskey, Rosario Dawson, and Laura Linney

Posted on September 13, 2022

As the very first people to ever blog about Christian Siriano’s fashion career, back when we dubbed him “Princess Puffysleeves” as Project Runway fan bloggers, we take a certain amount of personal pride (but absolutely no credit, to be clear) in seeing how he’s grown and become such a major force on the celebrity style scene since his days as a catchphrase-wielding reality show star. He’s made his name and become so ubiquitous on the celebrity red carpets of the world because he seeks out the kind of women who haven’t always been well-served by the fashion industry – Black women, plus-size women, and older women most typically – and customizes his aesthetic for each specific wearer. He clearly pays attention to each of their needs and preferences, which is why he’s able to produce such a wide range of styles. It all feels very old Hollywood in its approach, like those legendary costume designers and dressmakers, from Edith Head to Adrian, that made all of those golden age screen sirens look impeccable.


Jean Smart

This is gorgeous and sexy, allowing exposure and coverage exactly where she probably wanted it, topped off with a sort of “Mature Marilyn” head styling that suits her really well. She looks amazing. We kinda wish she’d worn a necklace, but it might have distracted from her décolletage.



Mariska Hargitay

As classic as a red carpet gown gets, in a style her mother might have worn, except in pink.




Robin Thede

We wish the bust had a little more structure and coverage to it, but this color and style look stunning on her.




Melanie Lynskey

We can’t say we love the skirt, but from the waist up, it’s really lovely. In terms of styling, this is the prettiest we think we’ve ever seen her on the red carpet. Love the bracelets and earrings.




Rosario Dawson

We’re afraid this is our least favorite. The color is drab and the top is overdesigned.




Laura Linney

We really love this. It’s giving updated Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. Linney always had a sort of primly understated style, so this suits her well while being striking and whimsical enough to stand out.




[Photo Credit: Evans Vestal Ward/NBC, Trae Patton/NBC]

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