One of the most talented winners of Project Runway, Christian Siriano, has been busy growing his empire these last six years. Launching his clothing line in 2008, then in 2012 opening his first store in Manhattan and now debuting his first fragrance, Silhouette. I had the pleasure of chatting to Siriano about this exciting time in his life.
I love the idea of a brand having a signature fragrance. That’s why we named it Silhouette you know it was the idea that we could always celebrate a women’s Silhouette, you know any age, any size, can wear this fragrance. So that was the kind of feeling.
The collection, in stores now was inspired by Lisa Fonssagrives, she was married to Irving Penn and another photographer Fernand Fonssagrives. She was the muse of the season. And I wanted to capture her in the late 1950s, early 60s in Paris. So it’s kind of like the vision of her lifestyle but captured from their photographs, so that was the idea.
It’s always the good and the bad. Some things are great, and some things aren’t so great. Eight years ago I was on the show, and it was a lot of work but now to be honest we have a great store in NY, and we sell to retailers around the world. We’re running a pretty big business now, so it’s kind of great. So I think it all worked out but it doesn’t work out like that for everybody. You know it’s a tough, tough business you got to really work at it.
I’m a big fan of Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore…I love older iconic actress that have been in great films and dress amazing on the [red] carpet.
I like cool bags and shoes that are kind of special.
Kristyna Archer and photographs of the parfum by Kirsten Miccoli.