Years ago, Christian Siriano was rightly crowned as “the new king of old-school glamour” by Elle and that aesthetic can be seen in just about everything that the designer makes—and let’s be clear, he does a lot. In fact, his Manhattan design studio is only one facet of the Christian Siriano brand. Since launching in 2008, Siriano has collaborated with brands and retailers such as Payless Shoes, Layne Bryant, Victoria’s Secret Beauty and Nordstrom. He has also designed ranges of home goods, intimates and eyewear. His ability to transcend various price points and consumer demographics make him a designer for the people: you can own a Christian Siriano piece whether you’re on an Oprah budget or a Payless budget.
Siriano has gained notoriety over the last few years for his gorgeous gowns, but also for his inclusive decision to design for all body types. It’s easy to see why Siriano has been embraced far beyond just the fashion industry, as he’s become synonymous with dressing actresses like Danielle Brooks and Christina Hendricks in flattering frocks and seamlessly producing fashion shows that display all body types and a healthy mix of diversity.
Now close to marking a decade in the business, Siriano is celebrating his most memorable designs with a Rizzoli coffee table tome, titled, Dresses to Dream About. The designer’s latest venture gives a glimpse into his design aesthetic and the gorgeous gowns worn by the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Rihanna, Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis and Heidi Klum, just to name a few. Here, we highlight a few of the most notable designs featured on the pages of this book.