'Project Runway' champ decks out 'Eloise'
Christian Siriano's couture designs will appear in the filmChristian Siriano, winner of last season's "Project Runway," will design the couture collection that will be showcased in HandMade Films' adaptation of children's classic "Eloise in Paris."
Academy Award-winning costume designer Milena Canonero has come on board to act as visual consultant on the movie, which is being directed by Charles Shyer.
"Eloise" is one of a series of books written in the 1950s by Kay Thompson (and illustrated by Hilary Knight) that tells the story of a young girl's adventures in New York City and beyond.
Siriano's designs will grace the culminating scene of the film, when Eloise (Jordana Beatty) and Nanny (Uma Thurman) attend the show of their friend and fashion designer, Andre la Frenais, during Paris Fashion Week.
In March, Siriano became "Project Runway's" youngest winner. He has since gone on to design for Victoria Beckham, Heidi Klum, Kimberly Locke and Vanessa Williams.
Canonero began her career as a costume designer on Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" and won Oscars for her work on "Barry Lyndon," "Chariots of Fire" and "Marie Antoinette." Other credits include "Out of Africa," "Dick Tracy" and "The Affair of the Necklace."
"Eloise" is scheduled to begin principal photography Sept. 8 in New York, Paris and the south of France.