The Academy Awards are not only a huge night for those nominated, but also for the designers who dress them! During New York Fashion Week, we asked designers to tell us which gowns from their fall 2013 collections they’d love to see on the Oscars’ red carpet, and all of them were quick to give us their top picks. “I’m sure any designer would love to have a great Oscars moment!” Christian Siriano told InStyle.com when we caught up with him backstage at his show. “There are so many actresses that I love and support.” Indeed! Click through to see the exact gowns Siriano, plus (from left to right) Zac Posen, Jenny Packham, Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, and more picked—and keep your eyes on our red carpet coverage, starting this Sunday at 6 pm, to see what Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, and all the other nominees choose to wear for their big night!
The stars are at New York Fashion Week to support their favorite designers! Diane Sawyer headed beackstage at DVF to get the scoop, while Shailene Woodley and Ashlee Simpson put the squeeze on Christian Siriano. Click through to see more stars who stepped out for Fashion Week!
It’s Day 4 of New York Fashion Week—and your all-access pass to the fashion, makeup, stars, and more is right here! Shailene Woodley sat front-row at Christian Siriano (who showed fabulous glitter heels), Prabal Gurung presented Oscar-worthy gowns, and Charlotte Ronson‘s models worked black and white manicures. Click through to get more of the best Fashion Week news!
It’s only fitting that a showman like Christian Siriano would look to one of the most epic stages for his latest collection! Inspired by the golden age of the Russian Opera, the designer’s fall runway was was rich in velvet, embroidery, and faux fur. The looks, which were powerful and glamorous enough to be at home on the stage, stuck to a lavish, mostly black and gold palette, with dramatic pops metallic fuchsia for an extra wow-factor. Of course, Siriano’s show wouldn’t be complete without its star: the shoes. The high steppers, which will inspire Siriano’s fall Payless Gold collection, included a patent leather slingback that will be available online and in-store beginning February 18th. See our favorite looks in the gallery!
Christian Siriano knows how to keep his shoe fans happy! While we oohed and aahed at the Project Runway alum’s Russian Opera House-inspired fall 2013 collection, filled with black velvet and gold embroidery, we were thrilled to note that the patent peep-toe slingbacks featured on the runway would be making their way to Payless stores next Monday! “I love my collaboration with Payless—they’re so supportive! I think we make great, wearable shoes, but more fashion and at a great price. I really love it,” Siriano told InStyle.com backstage. Shop the “Le Toille” shoe (only $30!) in Payless stores and on payless.com February 18th.
Plus, see more major Fashion Week moments!
Each year our editors go behind-the-scenes for New York Fashion Week, and this year we’re sharing our VIP views with you! Throughout the shows, InStyle is bringing you all of our coverage on Instagram—making you our plus-one for fashion week’s top runways, parties, and more. Today, we checked out Alexander Wang‘s latest collection with his littlest fan (his niece), oogled the dresses at Christian Siriano, and primped with the Ruffian models. Check out more of today’s best photos, and stay tuned for your daily dose of Fashion Week!
Mena Suvari models Christian Siriano’s spring 2012 collection in the designer’s new campaign. See Suvari strut through New York City’s Soho Grand Hotel in nautical tops, floor-sweeping lime skirts and voluminous ballgowns in shades of tangerine—the color of the year—in the gallery!
At the CMA Awards last night in Nashville, Natasha Bedingfield took the stage to perform “Easy” with the Rascal Flatts wearing a voluminous rose-colored skirt. Fun fact: The designer behind the look is Christian Siriano, who created the piece for his Dracula orchid-inspired fall 2011 collection. “The beautiful Natasha Bedingfield wearing Siriano at the CMAs tonight!” he Tweeted while watching the show. Tell us: What did you think of her performance look? To see what more celebrities wore to the CMA Awards, click through the gallery.