2009 February 20

Christian Siriano - New York Fall 2009

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(NEW YORK) Christian Siriano proved yesterday that he's the most talented thing to come out of Project Runway (future season notwithstanding, though even Tim Gunn seems to think it might never make the airwaves). His predominately mocha and chocolate brown collection had super-skinny tailored pants in textured gold, drapey one-shouldered dresses that could easily grace a red carpet, and pyramid-sleeve blouses and jackets, that, though impressive in their structure, were still a little fashion student-y. But his most striking moment came at the end of his show, when the gorgeous Sessilee Lopez came out in a full-length, long-sleeved gown covered in gold leaf-an entrance so dramatic that the audience broke out in applause. Siriano still has a bit of growing up to do, but he's certainly one to watch.