Christian Siriano Dresses Amazing Range of Women For Emmys Red Carpet
Leslie Jones, Niecy Nash, among the nine women the designer dressed in this awards show coup.
Days after Christian Siriano’s New York Fashion Week presentation which earned the designer rave reviews for including women of all sizes, he’s grabbing headlines again as the most prolific designer on the 68th Annual Emmys red carpet.
Nine women turned up to the awards show in Siriano’s creations, including Ghostbusters and SNL actress Leslie Jones, who took to the stage in a custom blue jumpsuit.
“Leslie and her stylist reached out a few days ago we made it in a day, of course,” says Siriano. “She wanted a jumpsuit to feel sexy and chic in. It also has a cape to throw on later for photos. “
This is not the first time Siriano has created a look for the actress. After Jones took to Twitter this summer to vent her frustration over the fact that nobody was willing to dress her for the Ghostbusters premiere, Siriano came to the rescue with a custom, off-the-shoulder red gown.
For his spring 2017 runway show, Siriano was praised for including five plus-size women in his show. He’s of the first designers to address the growing need for diversity in fashion.
Other stars who stepped onto the carpet in Christian Siriano on Sunday included Getting On star Niecy Nash in a custom white strapless gown; The Affair’s Maura Tierney who wore a black dress from the Resort 2017 collection, American Horror Story’s Angela Bassett in a custom yellow cape-sleeve gown; Veep star Anna Chlumsky in a custom thigh-grazing dress, complete with cape; Neve Campbell in custom fishtail lace applique gown, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Lauren Adams, who donned a custom peach number.
.Kathy Bates of American Horror Story also joined the Siriano army, wearing a custom black skirt and sculptural white top draped over her shoulders.
“Icon Kath Bates in custom Siriano tonight,” tweeted the designer. “Love dressing women who I admire and love."
So how does the designer feel after an epic red-carpet sweep? “We are tired,” he says.