To an outside observer and a fashion fan, Christian Siriano‘s career has felt like a total whirlwind adventure. The designer started out studying under some of the industry’s greatest – like Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen – and made his public debut on one of the best seasons of Project Runway ever. He debuted his own self-titled clothing line right after the show, in 2008 – and has constantly delivered strong and daring collections for women of every body type, age, and lifestyle in the decade since. Which is why we’re celebrating this season.
The Fall 2018 season marks the Christian Siriano 10th Anniversary, and this big moment was honored with a over-the-top NYFW event. The brand’s monumental runway show took place at The Grand Lodge NYC on February 10 during New York Fashion Week – and was a true treat for anyone who has ever been a fan of the designer’s work.
“Celebrating his first ten years in business, Christian Siriano’s Fall 2018 collection conveyed the glamour and excitement of an ultimate royal dinner party,” the brand explained in a press release. “A regal and elegant collection, filled with luxe fabrics and romantic silhouettes, was inspired by late 18th century British art that hangs in the Queen’s Gallery in London. The collection will recall some of our most notable looks from our first decade, modernized for our customer today.”
Many of Christian’s longtime friends and celebrity clients were present at the NYFW showcase, proudly sitting front row and even modeling their own gorgeous styles. Stars like Ashley Graham, Whoopi Goldberg, Meg Ryan, Cardi B, Laverne Cox, Danielle Brooks, Selma Blair, Coco Rocha, Larsen Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, and more all took part in this exciting brand milestone.
As an extra special personal touch, the designer’s “first muse,” – his sister Shannon Siriano – also strutted the catwalk in an elaborate creation.
Not only is this a proud and exciting moment for the designer on a personal level, but his range of designs truly showcase why his career has come so far. It has been a decade of fierceness.
To see runway photos from the Christian Siriano 10th Anniversary show at New York Fashion Week – plus glam behind-the-scenes snaps, click through the gallery below.
Want to see what the Richard Magazine team has been up to this New York Fashion Week season? Catch up by watching our recap video below.— Kristine Hope Kowalski