Christian Siriano began designing at thirteen years old, attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, and studied fashion in London where he interned with industry legends Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. When he moved to New York City, Christian became the youngest winner and fan favorite of Bravo's "Project Runway." He quickly became a rising star in the fashion industry, with his clothing sold in Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and specialty stores around the world.
Christian shows a full collection every season at New York Fashion Week, and his designs have appeared in the most respected fashion magazines around the world. His celebrity clients include stars of film (Rosario Dawson, Whoopi Goldberg, Alexis Bledel, Mena Suvari, Vanessa Williams, Maggie Grace); television (Christina Hendricks, Becki Newton, Heidi Klum, Miranda Cosgrove, Emmy Rossum); music (Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Pink, Estelle, Sia, Kelly Rowland, Nicole Scherzinger, Fantasia, Thalia); and fashion (Victoria Beckham, Leigh Lezark, Brooklyn Decker, Veronica Webb, Tavi Gevinson, Melania Trump, Amber Rose, Alessandra Ambrosio); among many others.
Oprah Winfrey calls his designs "works of art." Tim Gunn calls him "a prodigy" and "the next great American fashion designer." Christian currently designs several ongoing collections of shoes and bags for Payless ShoeSource, including elaborate show pieces seen on his runways each season, and affordable variations for thousands of Payless stores around the country. The release of Christian's book "Fierce Style: How to Be Your Most Fabulous Self" saw him embark on a national book tour in 2009, and he created a full makeup line for Victoria's Secret as well as design partnerships with LG, Starbucks, and Puma.