We are in love with Christian Siriano’s commitment to diversity and making social statements. The 31-year-old designer is known for his beautiful designs and as the fourth season winner of Project Runway. During Autumn/Winter 2017 NYFW, Siriano used models of color and models that ranged in sizes from 2 to 10. This is the second season that he broke the mold from using rail thin models. Last year he sent 5 plus size models down the runway.
The runway isn’t the only time Siriano has openly represented diversity for his brand — he collaborated with Lane Bryant for their plus size line and dressed women of all shapes and ages for the 2016 Emmys, including Niecy Nash to Kathy Bates and Leslie Jones, who openly tweeted that no designer wanted to dress her. For many female celebrities who aren’t a sample size, finding designers who’d like to dress them is challenging — it’s most often when she reaches super stardom are designers eager to collaborate.
With Siriano’s diversity and social commitments, we can’t wait to see where this continues to take us as an industry.