Christian Siriano dreams of making something for Duchess Meghan: ‘I love her’

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Remember when Christian Siriano won Project Runway? He’s still the most iconic PR winner of all time as far as I’m concerned, although I know some winners and contestants did use Project Runway to successfully launch their fashion ventures. Still, Siriano is massively successful, he shows in New York, he does mass-market collaborations and he creates bespoke pieces for tons of celebrities for premieres, awards shows and promotion. Siriano has an exclusive interview in the latest issue of In Touch, and he talks about his dream client, his boyfriend and his new furniture collection. Some highlights:

His dream client is Meghan Markle. “I don’t ever say, ‘I have to dress this person,’ but I love her. That would be my next fun moment.”

His favorite celebrity guests on Project Runway: “Taraji P. Henson was fabulous. She was very opinionated and quite sassy, but it was genius! Billy Porter was great because he loves fashion, so he focused on what he would want to wear or what he thinks is interesting, which was cool. The Housewives episode was wild. They are actually very lovely — except one or two of them!

How he mentors on Project Runway: “I really want one of these designers to be successful. I want them to build a multimillion-dollar business and turn it into a real thing. So, I give them tough love for a reason. I push them to be their best selves because it’s such an amazing opportunity.

Why he launched Siriano Interiors: “I’m obsessed with furniture and antiques, and other things, and it’s a creative outlet that’s not clothes. I love the idea of coming into someone’s home and seeing it filled with my furniture and their closet filled with Christian Siriano clothes. I want it to be a lifestyle.

How things are going with his boyfriend Kyle: “Great. Kyle is the best. He’s so sweet and easygoing. We have a dog name Poppy.

[From In Touch, print edition, December 6, 2021]

I hope Meghan sees this and she goes to him for a bespoke piece! I mean, I’m sure she’ll be on a red carpet again at some point, or some charity gala, something like that. Siriano makes nice business-y and party pieces too – she could easily pick out a pair of Siriano trousers or maybe one of his affordable jewelry pieces and start from there! I really want to see them work together. If nothing else, he won’t put Meghan in a dress with such a weird boob-pleat/pucker situation as that Carolina Herrera gown.

Also, the way Siriano has marketed himself ensures that even if his fashion business has low moments, Christian Siriano-the-personality will always be in demand. He’s been SO smart about how he’s marketed himself over the years.

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  1. Snazzy says:

    I love his work, attitude and mindset. If I ever had the means or opportunity to wear such fancy pieces, I would go straight to him.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Oh I think Meghan will go to him, for sure. I can see her establishing a relationship with him and those two ending up working together a lot.

    I agree he’s been very smart. He’s made himself into almost a household name (“almost” bc I don’t think my parents would know who he is, but they are also in their 70s and my dad has some sweatshirts from the 1980s that he refuses to throw away, so……they’re not that up on fashion, lol.)

  3. girl_ninja says:

    I love Christian and his work. He is so talented and his creations for all body types is something to be admired and an example to be followed. I never would have thought that an alumni from Project Runway would have such a powerful fashion house and Zac Posen doors would be closed.

    • Lena says:

      IKR? I remember when he was on it KILLED me he was only 23. Twenty three and just so wildly talented.

  4. Lexistential says:

    Oh my God. I would love for them to collaborate, not just for a truly killer red carpet look, but a philanthropic fashion project for Archewell. He’s the guy to connect with!

  5. Lilibetp says:

    Maybe he could send her some sketches?

  6. TIFFANY says:

    Christian works because he has never acted above it all when people come to him for designs.

    He designs for people with actual body shapes and not clothes hangers.

    When I see he runway, I see myself and my body in his clothing.

    I still remember his reality show after winning PR. As part of the prize he was suppose to design Heidi Klum’s dress for the Emmys. Heidi turned it down because ‘she just had a baby’.

    But Christian designed it specifically because she was postmortem. She was upset it wasn’t sexy enough.

    I still think about that when I see her creative choices on the red carpet.

  7. STRIPE says:

    A dream pairing! I love his work so if I were her I would have reached out already lol – but I bet they work together sooner than later.

  8. Lizzie Bathory says:

    He’s just lovely. Early in the pandemic, he converted his atelier into a mask-making operation. He & his staff made tons of masks when NYC was hit really hard by COVID.

    I’m sure he & Meghan will work together at some point.

    • Truthiness says:

      This showed everyone what Christian is made of. In March of 2020, nobody has masks and he pivoted to making masks for the NY medical staff who were rewearing masks for ages because of no supply. Christian also steps up over and over when a plus sized celeb has no designer for an important event. Christian rocks.

  9. HeatherC says:

    This would be a wonderful collaboration both on and off the red carpet. CS turned his atelier into mask factories this time last year. The surgical masks were given (not sold, given) to emergency and frontline workers. As a nurse who lived through hospital work in COVID, this man is a hero.

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  11. molly says:

    I love Christian Siriano the personality, and his dresses are amazing. So many high points across so many ages, shapes, formalities, events, etc. I have a ton saved to my “if I ever get famous, I can send this to my stylist” pinterest board.

  12. Mcmmom says:

    We were in Savannah last month and his first ever solo exhibit is at the SCAD museum. It was so cool – and the one thing my daughters were excited to see. The colors are gorgeous and the designs are beautiful. I would post a picture here if I could – it’s worth the trip if you’re close by.

  13. Lyds says:

    Have loved him since PR! He is so fun and nice and still FIERCE! Haha, had to go there. For some reason I thought he was married?

    Would be over the moon if he and MM collaborated! I can see why they would love each other; both promote inclusivity and transcended their TV backgrounds to become incredible forces to be reckoned with!

  14. hermionebananahammock says:

    He would really do right by Meghan – she has consistently struggled with fit and proportion because she (like me!) is very short-waisted. Christian is THE BEST at creating the right clothes for the body/personality/occasion.

  15. NiqGee says:

    I hope she hears this and they work together. He got my seal of approval after he rescued Leslie Jones for the Ghostbusters premiere. He will forever have my heart for that. He also does a lot of good budget designs too which I appreciate. He seems like an all-around good guy and want him to (continue to) succeed. He and Meghan would do amazing work to help people.

  16. DeluxeDuckling says:

    Love them both! 💚

  17. jferber says:

    Yes to this collaboration. I love them both, too. I’d love him to do a tuxedo for Harry. Does Christian do men’s clothes, too?

  18. Leah says:

    I love everything about him. His personality, his style, his sense of humor *chef kisses*. Plus he’s cute as a puppy.

  19. Commonwealthy sounded witty at first says:

    He’s so great, I remember his season, I love his trajectory and his success. ALSO, he has often been the first big name bigger women and black women have worn on the cusp of stardom, because no one else will customize clothes for them, and they keep wearing him when they become A-list and big names are dressing them. That’s being kind and thoughtful, and reaping loyalty and long-term business relationships.
    A smart works-esque collaboration with Archewell would be wonderful.