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21 Questions with… Christian Siriano


In 2008, Christian Siriano launched his eponymous runway collection, worn by every red carpet regular from Taylor Swift to Rihanna. Since then he’s added a fragrance, a best-selling book and an impressive list of collaborations including Puma, Payless, Starbucks, HSN and Kleinfeld  — all before the age of 30. It’s no wonder he’s being touted as the “next billion dollar designer.”

In between designing his latest runway collection and his upcoming collaboration with plus-size retailer Lane Bryant, Siriano will be joining Team tFS as our December guest editor. Expect tons of style advice, industry insights and much more. Without further ado! 

  1. When I get dressed in the morning, I think… I need to find my favorite jeans to wear, so I’m comfortable when I’m in my studio all day.
  2. If you’d look at my phone you’d see… photos of clothes in the studio, puppy photos, thousands of emails and a lot of text messages.
  3. My biggest fashion pet peeve is… underdressing.
  4. I’m dying to splurge on… a Hermes cashmere blanket.
  5. The last thing I googled was… Helmut Newton photographs.
  6. When it comes to picking models for my show… I look for girls of diversity who also have a strong, powerful walk!
  7. If I weren’t in fashion, I’d be… an interior designer.
  8. My life motto is… never second-guess yourself!
  9. You’d never catch me wearing… sweatpants.
  10. If I had one extra hour in the day I’d… shop online.
  11. The last great book I read was… Habitat by Lauren Liess.
  12. My favorite restaurant is… The Waverly Inn.
  13. I like to de-stress by… buying furniture on One Kings Lane.
  14. My secret talent is… I am a great ice skater!
  15. The one thing I can’t live without is… my gold handle fabric scissors.
  16. My current Netflix addiction is… Orange Is the New Black.
  17. The best gift I ever received was… my 30th birthday video that my partner Brad Walsh created for me!
  18. My beauty essentials are… Sebastian Shaper Plus HairsprayAveda Air Control HairsprayAveda Pure-Formance AftershaveChristian Siriano Silhouette fragrance and Classic ChapStick.
  19. On a Saturday night, I’m… eating at a delicious restaurant somewhere in NYC and then hopefully dancing!
  20. My greatest achievement is… seeing women all over the world wear my shoes and clothes.
  21. One thing you’d be surprised to know about me is… I am a hoarder of gorgeous things! For example, pillows.