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Christian Siriano
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Fall 2009
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 19, 2009

Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Cindy Ord


Project Runway winner Christian Siriano created his first solo Mercedes Benz Fashion Week show after what must have been a séance with Dali in the world of Dada. The models were utterly striking with their Goldilocks bangs and white lipstick, but most of the clothing that walked with runway was more costumey art installation than wearable fashion. Siriano designed a line of clothing for fall of 2009 that is filled with whims and folly (the hats, my dear).

But then, interspersed between the walking theater pieces, were some lovely simple brown silk dresses. These beautifully draped cocktail dresses would be just the thing for Victoria Beckham (a big Siriano fan) to wear on the runways of her life. And there was even a beautifully tailored brown double breasted coat that seemingly walked in from the show next door as it would crush the voluminous sleeves and skirts of most of the line. But it will be cold next fall, and a girl has to wear something.

Bravo to Siriano for producing a fun, artsy show.

P. S. The shoes that walked the runway will soon be available at Payless.

For more about Christian Siriano, log onto his website:

Front Row at Christian Siriano
Patrick McDonald (fisherman's hat), Tory Spelling (blonde with red lipstick),
Carmen Electra (long blonde hair)








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