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‘RUNWAY’ SUCCESS

HOW CHRISTIAN SIRIANO TRANSFORMED FROM REALITY STAR TO HOUSEHOLD NAME BY MAKING GLAMOUR ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYBODY

IN THE DECADE SINCE CHRISTIAN SIRIANO BECAME PROJECT Runway’s youngest-ever winning designer, he’s been reinventing the red-carpet experience. Recently, plus-size model Ashley Graham closed Siriano’s fall 2019 show at New York Fashion Week swathed in a glittering, curves-hugging couture gown—and wearing heels from his Payless line of shoes. A few weeks later, at the Oscars, Pose star Billy Porter arrived in a Siriano creation that melded a black velvet tuxedo blazer with a ball-gown skirt. The recurrent message of the

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