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Christian Siriano Designs a Party-Ready Collection for Spiegel

02/17/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

Christian Siriano for Spiegel
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Are there no limits to Christian Siriano’s design talents? The Project Runway winner has already collaborated with brands like Puma, Payless and Victoria’s Secret Beauty, all the while maintaining his eponymous ready-to-wear line — and now he’s adding online retailer Spiegel into the mix. “They came to me and asked me if we could do a small collection…with the idea of event dressing,” he tells PEOPLE. “I have so many girlfriends who are like, ‘Oh my gosh, I have three weddings next month,’ so that was the idea. It’s a lot of great, fabulous cocktail dresses that you could wear a few times to different occasions.” Siriano’s collection, which is priced from $49 up to $599, runs the gamut from a day-to-evening suit to a classic bias-cut leopard frock. The designer’s favorite piece, however, is a black party dress (pictured), featuring pleated black chiffon on top and his trademark flounces on the bottom. “I wanted something more fun and exciting,” he shares. “That’s the signature me.” For now, Siriano’s involvement with Spiegel is limited to this 10-piece run, but that’s not to say he won’t design for the brand again in the future. “I hope we continue,” he says. “This for me was more new and fun and not so expected. It was really cool to do.” –Kate Hogan

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nancy on

looks like another winner of project runway leannes. leannes collection was all peatles too. copy cat shame on you.

Adele on

I’d have to say it’s pretty fabulous that Christian is making a slightly more affordable line…and I don’t think he’s a copy-cat at all, Nancy. That’s simply one of his designs, not the whole collection. Perhaps it’s similar, but not the same. Shame on you for finger pointing and being rude.

Marni on

Yay

Barbara on

LOVE, LOVE, Christian…
FYI for Nancy, Christian was PRE-Leanne. Christian – Season 4…
Leanne – Season 5…
So, I think you have it backwards, she copied his petals. Get it straight before you point fingers and call someone a copy-cat. For a designer that is a ‘fashion no-no’ #shakingmyfingerinyaface

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