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Christian Siriano was born on 18 November 1985, in Annapolis, Maryland USA, and is a fashion designer of Italian and German descent. He is well known for being the winner of the fourth season of the fashion design competition “Project Runway”. His success after the competition has raised his net worth and made him a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
How rich is Christian Siriano? Sources estimate that his net worth is at $1.5 million as of early 2016. The majority of his wealth is attributed to the release of his own fashion line shortly after winning “Project Runway”, but he’s also partnered with numerous companies, to make collections of shoes, handbags, costumes and fragrances.
Christian Siriano Net Worth $1.5 Million
Christian’s interest in design began at a very early age. His parents supported their children working in creative fields, and as he studied ballet, he became very interested in costumes. At 13 years of age he was already a styling assistant for a salon in Annapolis, and eventually he would begin sewing costumes for annual hair shows. Siriano attended Broadneck Senior High School, and then transferred to Baltimore School for the Arts, choosing fashion design as a course. He was rejected by his first choice for a university, the Fashion Institute of Technology, so he decided to study at the American InterContinental University in London. During his time there he worked with Vivienne Westwood, and then Alexander McQueen whom he claims is his favorite designer.
After school, he worked as a freelance, doing wedding gown designs and make-up for a few clients. He then decided to join “Project Runway” for its fourth season in 2008, going on to win three challenges, the most any one contestant has ever won in a single season. He won the competition and was even praised by Victoria Beckham, who is now one of his many celebrity clients. His net worth would soon start to rise after winning, and he He started his fashion label during the New York Fashion Week in 2008, and was featured in Crain’s Top 40 Entrepreneurs under 40. By 2012 his revenue had increased to triple the amount from his debut. He opened a flagship store in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood, which drew celebrity guests like Heidi Klum and Allison Williams. Many other celebrities wear his designs during red carpet events, including Rihanna, Christina Ricci, Taylor Swift, Emily Blunt, Lady Gaga, among many others.
Christian has collaborated with numerous brands for different designs and products, and he’s done mass market collections for Payless ShoeSource, Puma and Victoria’s Secret, plus working with LG and Starbucks. He has worked with Disney in designing costumes for the animated film “The Pirate Fairy”, and so subsequently featured in a one hour special entitled “Christian Siriano: Having a Moment”.
Siriano is no stranger to criticism and legal issues. He’s had issues against Bitch magazine and also had a lawsuit against talent agency DMA.
In his personal life, Christian is openly gay and is engaged to singer-songwriter Brad Walsh; they live in Manhattan. He also has a few tattoos on his right arm, which is said to be an inspiration from Maryland, though Siriano’s words make it unclear whether they are just random tattoos or not.