Author(s): Christian Siriano
In this personal, insider's look at his own work, Christian Siriano takes his fans through the creation of his favorite gowns, from sketch to dress.
Photography of the Siriano at work in his Manhattan studio and narration by the designer himself track the design process, and give a behind-the-scenes look at the work of one of America's leading young fashion stars. Sketches, mood boards, and photographs of the designer at work in his Manhattan studio give a behind-the-scenes look of the materials and crafting of his lavish dresses, culminating in images of the finished gowns, presenting an intimate look at his work and process.
Following the 2008 debut of his eponymous label at New York Fashion Week, Christian Siriano burst into international stardom, becoming a red-carpet favorite and one of today's most popular young fashion designers. Known for the sophisticated structure and exquisite movement of his gowns, Siriano has also gained fans for his vision of inclusiveness in fashion. For the first time, the beloved designer offers an intimate glimpse into his imaginative design process in Dresses to Dream About.
Dubbed "the new king of old-school glamour" by Elle and "the next billion-dollar designer" by Yahoo Style, his designs have appeared on the world's biggest stars and most prestigious red carpets. He counts entertainment's leading ladies as clients, from stars of film (Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, Viola Davis, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Swank, Kate Hudson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shailene Woodley, Emily Blunt) to icons of music (Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Carrie Underwood) to stars of television (Kerry Washington, Tina Fey, Lea Michele, Jessica Lange, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Emma Roberts, Christina Hendricks, Heidi Klum, Oprah Winfrey) and icons of fashion (Michelle Obama, Victoria Beckham, Alexa Chung, Dita Von Teese, Kate Upton, Ashley Graham, Coco Rocha), to name just a few.
Christian Siriano also designs seasonal collections of affordable shoes and handbags for Payless ShoeSource, an ongoing guest designer collaboration since 2009. In 2016 he designed a collaboration collection for Lane Bryant. Other design partnerships have included a beauty line for Victoria's Secret, and clothing and/or accessories with HSN, Disney, Nordstrom, Best Buy, Puma, Starbucks, Spiegel, and others. "Silhouette," his first fragrance, launched in 2014. Christian Siriano intimates, eyewear, home/bedding, and beauty collections all launched in 2015 and 2016.
Christian Siriano is an American fashion designer who gained international fame after winning the fourth season of Project Runway. In 2008, Siriano debuted his namesake collection at New York's Fashion Week. His designs have become a perennial red-carpet favorite among A-list celebrities and supermodels. Current retail carriers include: Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and his flagship store in NYC. He is the youngest person to appear on Crain's '40 Under 40' list. Siriano has design partnerships with Payless, HSN, and other major brands. In 2014, Siriano launched his first fragrance, 'Silhouette,' and coming in 2016 are sleepwear, intimates, home goods, and eyewear collections. He is a current judge on Project Runway: Threads.