Christian Siriano on Pride and Being an LGBTQ+ Designer


The pandemic hasn’t slowed Christian Siriano down. The 35-year-old designer was one of the first to convert his NYC studio into a place for creating masks, where he invited his small team of sewers in to support those on the front lines. He also managed to host two fashion shows — one socially distanced in his own backyard — customize red carpet gowns for virtual award season, work with ThredUp on a universal logo for thrifting, and launch his first bridal collection since 2017.

“There are a lot of emotions going on when it comes to Pride this year, and I think everybody’s just ready to celebrate the community and our culture.”

Now his focus is on Pride Month as he joins Burst in dreaming up a rainbow face mask that comes with a floss kit, for those who still want to feel smart and safe while navigating a reopening world. Proceeds go toward a $25,000 donation to The Trevor Project, an organization that focuses on suicide prevention among LGBTQ+ youth.

“There are a lot of emotions going on when it comes to Pride this year, and I think everybody’s just ready to celebrate the community and our culture,” Christian said when we chatted on the phone about his latest endeavor. “This whole idea of me, as a designer, creating something for Pride that people would feel good about and feel fashionable using and carrying is what made this a good partnership.” Christian’s just as excited as everyone else to get out into the streets, dance, and delight over what everyone’s wearing. But, as with most things he does, his focus is just as much on giving back to help ensure an even better, more inclusive future.

Scroll to see Christian’s Pride collaboration, and more from our interview about his experience as an LGBTQ+ creative in the industry.

You can view the original article HERE.

Cassie breaks silence on Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs assault video as his legal troubles grow
‘Simpsons’ Showrunner Says Show Didn’t Predict Diddy, Slams Viral Image as Fake
Madonna wows Rio with ‘Celebration Tour’ finale
NYC Council Members Encourage Mayor Adams to Revoke Diddy’s Key
Cannes 2024: Grand Tour, Motel Destino, Beating Hearts | Festivals & Awards
The Big Cigar Review | An Astonishing True Story Told with Style
The Strangers Chapter 1 Producer Previews Chapters 2 and 3
Cannes 2024 Video #4: Jason Gorber on Canada’s Films | Chaz at Cannes
Clairo shares cosy new single ‘Sexy to Someone’ and announces new album ‘Charm’
Watch the trailer for new ‘Camden’ docuseries
Train Founder Found Dead at 58
Cam’ron slams CNN reporter for repeatedly asking him about Diddy
LeBron rooting for Clark: ‘I’ve been in that seat before’
Carlisle: Pacers’ Game 1 collapse ‘totally on me’
Chiefs’ Rice won’t face charges from injured person over alleged assault
Report: Bengals’ Higgins won’t sign franchise tag before OTAs
The Munsters Will Be Rebooted by James Wan for New TV Show 1313
Chicago PD Season 11 Episode 13 Review: More
Reacher Season 3 Cast Confirms an Adversary that Dwarfs Alan Ritchson’s Character
FBI Season 6 Episode 13 Review: Ring of Fire
Target Future Collective With Jeneé Naylor Collection
Stefano Tonchi’s Next Act, Chanel’s $20 Billion Win, The Vampire’s Wife’s Future, & More!
The Best Travel Clothes For Women on Amazon
Five High-Shine Metallic Trends To Watch at Atlanta Apparel!