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Inside Christian Siriano’s celebrity-packed 10th anniversary show

The Daily Beast

February 10, 2018

At Christian Siriano’s epic 10th-year-in-business show—it started 40 minutes late, with there were 71 looks—the show-stopping moment belonged to Danielle Brooks, star of Orange Is the New Black.

Wearing a peacock turquoise chiffon slip gown, she worked the entirety of the huge room within New York City’s Grand Lodge. She even swished part of the dress, to whoops from the crowd.

Siriano marked his birthday with celebrity guests including Laverne Cox, Whoopi Goldberg, Meg Ryan, and Cardi B.

Just as with Chromat, Siriano is dead-serious about celebrating all body types and ethnicities. Diversity is not a watchword here, it’s a lived and designed credo. And so, for the second day running, it was inspiring (when it really shouldn’t be) to see his beautiful glamorous gowns showcased on all kinds of women. Indeed, Siriano is such a technically accomplished designer he knows exactly what dresses suit what kind of body.

There were reds and silvers—long gowns, short dresses, slinky dresses that clung, and flowing dresses that flowed. Men occasionally appeared in shiny gold jacquard blazers and shorts (which would indeed be a brave wear come Monday morning’s big meeting). Most beautiful were the ‘midnight glitter’ gowns that sparkled as their name might suggest, and another set of dresses so intricately beaded and made that they fizzed like fireworks.

Happy 10th, indeed.