Since winning the fourth season of “Project Runway” 15 years ago, Christian Siriano’s designs have been worn on countless Hollywood red carpets including the Grammys, the Met Gala and the Oscars.
His gowns have been worn by dozens of celebrities and public figures. Zendaya, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama, to name a few, have all been photographed in his clothes.
Now, one of Siriano’s famous looks is on display in New Orleans, and the designer came to the Crescent City on Halloween weekend to see it for himself.
Siriano’s dress worn at the 2023 Emmy Awards by comedian Nicole Byer is featured in the New Orleans Museum of Art’s 2023 show, “Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour.”
The purple silk tulle gown was lent to NOMA by Siriano, and he is pictured next to the gown in an Instagram post from Sunday.
NOMA said in the post that Siriano explored the collection while at the museum in City Park.
Siriano rose to fame when he was a contestant on “Project Runway” from in 2007-08.
His designs wowed judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Michael Kors. His finale runway collection was loved by guest judge Victoria Beckham, and he was named the winner of the season.
The A-list fashion designer quickly became a household name and has a reputation for dressing people of all sizes, and did so at a time when fashion wasn’t inclusive to all body types.
When “SNL” comedian Leslie Jones tweeted in 2016 that no designer would dress her for the “Ghostbusters” premiere, Siriano immediately reached out and put her in a gown for her first red carpet.
“It shouldn’t be exceptional to work with brilliant people just because they’re not sample size,” he said at the time. “Congrats aren’t in order, a change is”