Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano is… Batman! The combination of the furry little night creatures and the 1933 horror film The Vampire Bat inspired the designer for his fall 2012 collection, as evidenced by his bat vein patterns, blood red colors, and, wing-like capes atop fitted sheath dresses. “Even though I was inspired by bats, I still wanted to go with something beautiful and elegant,” Siriano told backstage at his New York Fashion Week show. “It was about showing how women can dress and be powerful.” The bat inspiration extended to his accessories, with models taking flight in booties, T-strap pointed-toe heels, and stilettos, all of which are part of his new Christian Siriano Gold for Payless collection, hitting stores this fall. See our favorite looks in the gallery! 

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— Sharon Clott, reporting by Nakisha Williams