I like to give Christian Siriano, fourth season winner of Project Runway, major props for extending his fifteen minutes of fame to an actual career in fashion! After a long wait outside the tents, I was treated to a luxurious collection by the pint-sized designer. New Yorkers and other fans of black will rejoice, as over half the collection was all black from crocodile textured leather jackets to slim fit trousers. The entire collection were devoid of prints and patterns save for one blue leopard print suit. With the lack of prints, Siriano played with textures such as a beautiful metallic brocade dress with fluttering chiffon sleeves. The collection was inspired by European women of the 1960s and these women are hardly wilting wallflowers. The high sheen of the silk charmeuse and satin along with rhinestone-encrusted sunglasses by Kerin Rose provided for a strikingly ladylike collection. See the slideshow for a preview of the looks from Christian Siriano at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, and click over to Elle to see the entire collection!Celebs: Amber Rose, Veronica Webb, Mena Suvari, Leigh Lezark, CariDee English.
Fabrics: silk charmeuse, wool, cashmere, silk chiffon, metallic brocade, organzaPhoto credit: Imaxtree