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Christian Siriano Brought Red-Carpet Stars, Actual Red Carpets to His Fall Show

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Ashely Madekwe, Christian Siriano and Jaime King backstage at his fall 2016 show

Naya Rivera, Jaime King, Coco Rocha sat front row as models walked the crimson carpet runway.

Christian Siriano didn't keep his intentions a secret at his fall 2016 presentation on Saturday. 

The designer has been outfitting celebrities for years since rising to fame on season four of Project Runway, with celebs such as Lupita Nyong'o and Sarah Hyland rocking his glamorous show-stoppers on the red carpet. And based on the set-up of his fall runway, it looks like his red-carpet streak is something he doesn't want to give up. 

At the rectangular space at Art Beam in Chelsea, four red carpets were laid criss-cross over each other in the center of the room, while the perimeter was lit with bold spotlights, giving the effect of a vintage marquee sign. 

If that wasn't enough of a Hollywood connection, the front row was also overflowing with Tinseltown's fashion fixtures: Naya Rivera, Coco Rocha, Jaime King and Ashley Madekwe, among them. 


GLAM GOWNS: Looks from Christian Siriano's fall 2016 show. (Photos: Getty Images)

"The show really blew me away," gushed Madekwe after the presentation. "There were unexpected shapes, I loved all of the yellows, especially against the dark skin," she added of a standout lemon-yellow number (above, right). "I thought [the model] just looked beautiful. Her skin was next-level." 

The bold color palette — bright yellows and rich reds against black and gray — certainly made an impression, especially with the dramatic silhouettes that Siriano has become known for. Tiered chiffon, evening-appropriate knits and striking suits with long trains gave the front row plenty of wow factor for the upcoming awards season. 

"He's a fab designer, I've worn him a million times before," added Rivera, who shared photos of her 5-month-old son with Coco Rocha pre-show. "He really gets women."

We're guessing it's only a matter of time before we see of one his creations on an actual red carpet. 


RED-CARPET READY: The finale at Christian Siriano's fall 2016 show. (Photo: Getty Images)

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