Christian Siriano is partnering with TJ Maxx on a purse-friendly clothing, accessories and homeware collection.
The former Project Runway champion, who launched his mega-successful label on the back of the show in 2008, is one of the best-loved designers working in fashion, thanks to his size inclusive creations.
And now fashion fans with tighter budgets than Siriano’s celebrity clientele can get their hands on his work thanks to his new partnership.
“I love to have a balance. I think it’s very important. I think you can start one place at this fantasy dream world and you can take it in all directions,” the 32-year-old told philly.com. “We just started partnering with TJ Maxx, we are going to be doing clothes, home goods, accessories, rugs, pillows, dresses, tops. I’ve been doing Payless (discount footwear company) for almost 10 years now. Can you believe it? I put my shoes on the runway. I love pairing a $10,000 dress with a $20 shoe. That’s what fashion is. That’s what style is.”
Numerous stars showed off Siriano’s designs at the recent Tony Awards, including Laurie Metcalf, who scooped the Tony for Broadway production Three Tall Women, and stage star Laura Osnes.
Siriano himself was also recently honoured, making the 2018 Time 100 List.
“I mean, it’s crazy to be up there with amazing people like Oprah,” he exclaimed. “I feel really proud, like I’m helping change the industry and what their thoughts are on what’s beautiful in fashion. I hope other people follow. It feels good.”
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